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   Posted 2/22/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi... just want to ask to all people that have UC... do you get mucus/pus (green like phlegm) on your rectum..? i started having it after my fistulotomy in 2005, but continues up to now... is it cause by UC?
Diagnosed with UC on 2007. Undergone Fistulotomy on 2005. Taking Generic Asacol 400mg 3X a day... "HEALTH IS WEALTH"

Post Edited (Yujin) : 2/22/2008 4:28:43 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Mucus is secreted by your colon wall as a protective lubricant to ease things through. Usually it's a small amount and you never see it. When you start seeing mucus, it signals that your colon is inflamed and you're likely headed for a flare. This is the appropriate time to look into rectal medications, increased probiotics or whatever other techniques you use to handle flares.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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