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reporter1
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   Posted 4/2/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
When do you know that the mucus is at a spot where you should see a doctor or it is just normal?  Is there a change in color, texture?  I know sometimes talking about this is kind of gross, but think we've all gone thru it

dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/2/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
As soon as the red tinge starts, that's a warning flag for me. Or if it comes with PAIN.
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quincy
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   Posted 4/3/2008 3:06 AM (GMT -6)   
What are your other symptoms??

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~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
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   Posted 4/3/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
You have to remember that our colons produce mucous naturally anway. And if you were to see globs of it in the toilet with no other symptoms, it can be that you ate something that didn't agree with you. But if the mucous starts to accompany other symptoms then it's time to start proper treatment. Usually if I eat something that doesn't sit right, I will see clear or white mucous but when I'm flaring, the mucous takes on a red, brown sloughed off appearance.
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reporter1
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   Posted 4/3/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm having blood too with the mucus - mucus is kind of a brownish color.,   Most of my stools are not formed -- At times I feel I need to go and get nothing but the mucus stuff.  I feel at times I just need to let out gas, and the next thing you know, I have dirty pants. 

Pampers
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   Posted 4/3/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonds to me like time for a trip to the doctor - better safe than sorry. If you are messing your pants and not in control of your body, perhaps there is something the doctor can prescribe that will at least lessen it. I take rowasa and canasa to help me 'hold it' till I can get to a bathroom (along with my regular slew of meds).

I too have the mucus issue, but for me its more like clear water. When its bloody, or gets to be too much and I can't control it, I take it as an indicator that it time for a checkup because something is not quite right...

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Red_34
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   Posted 4/3/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Seeing blood in your mucous indicates that you are flaring. Maybe a mild flare but if you are not on any rectal meds, now should be the time to start.
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