Posted 5/6/2021 6:32 AM (GMT -6)
it’s been a while since I’ve been on here. I sometimes actively try to avoid reading things here because it triggers my anxiety and panic regarding UC.
Mini history: I’ve been diagnosed with left sided UC for about 18 years. I am 42 years old and have three kids.
I’ve been stable most of the time with my UC and in remission. With few minor flares my symptoms have always become under control either on their own, or my most recent flare a couple years ago I added mesalamine enemas once nightly and now keep them up as a maintenance medication twice a week along with oral mesalamine.
I also have a hemorrhoid or a fissure, that flares up with hard stool but I find very hard to keep under control all the time. It shows up as bright red streaks on a stool sometimes and pain in my behind.
So my question is; I do know that white streaks and covering on stool is normal after using rectal meds. I’ve experienced that many times but...
My question is about white mucus on stool.
I did not use any rectal meds last night or during the day but this morning on my BM I saw a couple white streaks and some marks of white. I am pretty sure this is mucus. What would cause this and what does this mean? I’m pretty scared that this is the starting of a flareup.
Any opinions? Thank you for reading.