Posted 1/5/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -7)
Like you, Ledaebel, I am happy to have found this place where it is possible to discuss the hidden horrors and embarrassments of having UC. It actually helps put your own struggle in perspective and to know that even mucousy gas is something people cope with all over the world.
21 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics.

Posted 1/5/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)
One more tip I have learned from way back - to release a load of gas while mucous is a fear, if you can, lie on your left side and pull your right leg up toward your chest, and hold a finger close to your anus. Release the gas and keep the finger there to create a kind of "back-pressure" which will keep the mucous inside while the gas escapes.
Know what else has worked for me over the years? Using a hand-held shower head and really hot water on the area will stimulate residual feces to expel from the rectum and further up. Put it on spray first, direct it toward your backside with your hand and while you are on your knees with your back to the shower head, push out while the water is hitting you, and then use massage to push hot water inside, and everything will come out, crap, gas, mucous - it is like a mini-enema. Then, thoroughly wash your self with soap and you will have no urgency for hours. Most important is to then clean the shower head and the tub with a good cleanser like Vim or Tilex!!
How is that for disgusting, but effective?!
21 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics.

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