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46&crashing
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   Posted 12/21/2012 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Why is it that sometimes my poo looks like it has white mold on it? Is it due to the Slippery Elm or possibly probiotics? It usually occurs when I have more formed bms.
DX: May 2011
Current meds: Imuran 150 mg
Prednisone 5 mg and tapering
Slippery Elm- 1 tsp 2 times daily
Ultimate flora 80
Never had rectal meds.
And this too shall pass!

Red_34
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   Posted 12/21/2012 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
The white stuff is probably mucous. Everyone has it, even healthy people. We sometimes have more of it due to our gut issues.
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
Diagnosed Left sided UC '92 - meds: Colazal, Remicade (6mp discontinued due to neuropathy)*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, IBS, Diverticuliar Disease, Fibro, Sacroiilitis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

lemonhead
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1028
   Posted 12/21/2012 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I always thought mine was from my enemas.
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)

10caps Colazal

1 rowasa enemas nightly
magnesium citrate, calcium, VSL#3DS, tumeric, multivitamin

39, female

quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 12/21/2012 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
46&crashing doesn't take rectal meds. If one does, that's probably what most of it would be. If you don't, it's mucus.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

46&crashing
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Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 12/21/2012 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow. It is nice to know that my body is doing something "normal".
DX: May 2011
Current meds: Imuran 150 mg
Prednisone 5 mg and tapering
Slippery Elm- 1 tsp 2 times daily
Ultimate flora 80
Never had rectal meds.
And this too shall pass!

Sibby
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 1357
   Posted 12/21/2012 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
So mucus looks like snot essentially. It'll be around your stool, depending on the form. Correct?


What about clear foam, either around the stool or floating on top of the water? Is that mucus, or IBS issues if you're not flaring?
23 · F · Ont., Canada
Inactive pancolitis UC · Last scope: Mild rectal inflammation
Asthma, lactose intolerant, IBS, migraines
5 asa intolerant, Imuran - low wbc
LDN, 2mg · Alesse 21 · Folic acid, 5mg · Inderal, 10mg · Multiple vitamins
Temp: Cipralex, 10mg, Doxepin, 30mg
'Paleo' diet · with potatoes, peanut butter
Refuses biologics and delusional bs

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 12/21/2012 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I get it from suppositories in the monring.
Co-moderator: Ulcerative Colitis
Diagnosed with Pancolitis, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux & Migraines. Battling Extreme Exhaustion.
Currently: 6mp (25mg) + Lialda (2400mg) + Canasa (1g PM)

quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30614
   Posted 12/22/2012 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Sibby...i would suspect it's mucus and normal gut "juices" that's got lots of air in it.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

Andrina
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   Posted 1/12/2013 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Red_34 said...
The white stuff is probably mucous. Everyone has it, even healthy people. We sometimes have more of it due to our gut issues.


Is this true? Do they see it just as we do or is it so little they wouldn't notice it?

I know for me mucus is always the first sign of a flare.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past Treatments: Cortisone, Mesalazine, Azathioprine, MTX, Sulfasalazine, Remicade, Humira
Current Treatments: started LDN 2.25mg on 12/24/2012, Prednisone 7.5 mg and tapering, Fish oil 3500 mg
Currently flaring since beginning of '12 descending colon to rectum.
Last coloscopy: 5/4/12

Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 1/13/2013 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure about other people but my husband has it. It doesn't coat his stool like ours do, but sometimes he forgets to flush and I can see a little bit on his. Large amounts of mucous is just your colons way of saying that something is irritating it - think snot in your nose, when we get sick or have allergies, it's because something in our sinuses are being irritated so mucous is produced to protect and/or expel the irritants.
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma, Alzheimer's, IBS, Co-moderator-UC
Diagnosed Left sided UC '92 - meds: Colazal, Remicade (6mp discontinued due to neuropathy)*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, IBS, Diverticuliar Disease, Fibro, Sacroiilitis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular
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