Ok..this definition is going to be explicite!! Ok, the mucous appears differently depending on how your flare is at the moment......when i have pure watery diarrhea, the mucous is clear, string snotty looking...if I have a formed stool, it will appear like a white ribbon wrapped on the stool itself....if I'm flaring bad, it will be no stool and just mucous...which looks like clumps of what looks like clouds in the water, ranging from white colored to red..depending on how much bleeding your doing. Sorry, I know this sounds disgusting, but what about
this disease isn't disgusting!! Hope that helps!!
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Complete remission from Nov. 07 to July 08 d/t Remicade) hoping for remission again after this current flare.
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily. http://www.wearecrohns.org/christie67