Hi...sounds like you have mucus in the stool. The itch can be from a fissure or maybe a slight yeast infection or some mucus leaking from the anus.. or stool in the anal folds if not wiped or cleansed thoroughly after a bm.
Check out irritable bowel syndrome.
You might be able to adjust your diet somewhat to ease some of the symptoms...what does your diet look like in general?
Stress can compound irritable gut, and sometimes spasming or gas can cause the cramping. Sometimes calming teas like peppermint can help that.
So, is your life in general extremely stressful lately?
If you are able to have stool samples done, that might be good to help identify if there's something else going on besides active mucus.
You might want to consider taking fibre supplements as well as probiotics to at least help keep the flora of your colon in good balance.
Have you checked out the IBS forum on this site?
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!