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My wife (3Cool has been noticing mucous and blood in her stools for several weeks now. When she first called her doctor, he was not alarmed (perhaps beause there was no pain associated with her sympotms), and didn't lead her to believe she needed to make an appointment to see him.

Today, she was especially concerned because she had a "false" bowel movement: she found only mucous and blood in a movement, no stool. Again, no pain.

She called the doc, who suggested an upper gr (or whatever it is called when you drink the material and they take pictures). Should we ask for a colonoscopy instead?

Thanks!
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replied April 20th, 2004
Extremely eHealthy
I would get the upper gi and a colonoscopy.
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replied December 1st, 2004
Did you ever find out what was wrong with your wife as I have the same symptoms.
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replied January 13th, 2005
I hope all is welll with your wife by now. But let me sstate to anyone who reads this, I did not have pain untill a few months before my diagnosis, and they said I had it for 5 to 10 yrs.
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replied August 8th, 2005
Me Too!
I have just joined this forum and read some of your posts. I have been out of commission the past week with very similar problems to what have been described above. About two weeks ago I started noticing mucousy stools - normal color with mucous on the outside. (i suffer from ibs and chronic constipation, by the way, but have been taking enulose to help; but in the past month the medicine stopped working and I have had very few bowel movements). So last tuesday I had a small, soft bm with very little strain, but there was a lot of blood - toilet bowl completely red and toilet paper too. Too much surface blood to notice blood or mucous in the stools. Then later that night I was awoken with the worst stomach pain I have ever had - upper middle mostly, sharp shooting pains with a lot of pressure. I have gotten used to living with stomach pain, but this was like nothing i've felt before. Went to the er but they found no hemmrhoids (sp?) or fissures or anything that would have caused surface bleeding, so they did ultrasounds, a ct scan, and blood work. Nothing to note showed up, so I am now scheduled for a colonoscopy this thursday, as they suspect the bleeding came from higher up. All week I have been layed up in bed on muscle relaxers, restricted to a clear liquid diet with white rice, oatmeal, saltines and chicken broth if I get hungry (a very good diet for someone with a flare-up by the way, my pain has nearly subsided within three days). Since the er visit I have had a few bm's - some very hard, light tan/white stools covered in mucous, with lots of stringy mucous by itself too, one that was a "false" bm - just mucous, and then the past two days normal colored soft stringy-like bm (long and skinny) that's really difficult to pass but with no blood or mucous. I am at a complete loss. They say maybe colitis or diverticulitis? Or maybe just a flare-up of ibs? It seems to be a bit more serious than just "ibs" - I hate that diagnosis and have had it for years, but it's so unsettling. I also had a complete blockage/fecal impaction about a year ago. (i'm 24 by the way) I am afraid of colon cancer. I guess I will see on thursday. Any insight??
(sorry for such a long post)
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replied September 2nd, 2011
Hi I know you were on here a long time ago, but did you ever find out if it was something other then IBS? Because your symptoms and just like what I'm going thru and yea I'm only 25 years old, it start last year tho. Thanks for any info!
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replied December 3rd, 2011
It may b the symptom of ibs i have also experienced mucus in stools and some times a little blood bt that blood is due to mild piles inside but my stools are not normal i have loose stool due to ibs d
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replied September 12th, 2011
Hello,my husband has diverticulitis and a reflexologist gave me a tip that would help this condition as well as healthy colon or bowel. At rising in the morning the FIRST thing to go into your stomach is 2 cups of very warm (almost hot) water. Try to drink it all at once so it hits the stomach in volume. It goes straight to the colon and within 20 minutes it goes through. We have started adding 1/2 squeezed lemon per person to the water. It's amazing how quick it works. Great tip and virtually no cost fix.
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replied September 12th, 2011
Hello,my husband has diverticulitis and a reflexologist gave me a tip that would help this condition as well as healthy colon or bowel. At rising in the morning the FIRST thing to go into your stomach is 2 cups of very warm (almost hot) water. Try to drink it all at once so it hits the stomach in volume. It goes straight to the colon and within 20 minutes it goes through. We have started adding 1/2 squeezed lemon per person to the water. It's amazing how quick it works. Great tip and virtually no cost fix.
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replied March 16th, 2012
anus blood when going to the bathroom
i just turned 27 im a woman, and about once a month i get this also...my doctor says to me, are you sure its not your period, i was furious, because ive had peroids for 10 years, and this is nothing like it, i can go a month with nothing happening and then, in the morning usually, i go #2 and its soooo much blood, then by mid day its gone. im scared of a cancer aswell, althought there is no cancer in my family history, if u read this, could u please know what happend to you, i dont have to money to get all these tests done, so id like more information before i go bankupt, thank you and i reallyu hope your doing better
oh, and also...i feel no pain at all, which is totally weird in my book.
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replied December 27th, 2012
If it is happening around the same time every month then it could be endometriosis. Endometriosis can cause symptoms that are similar to IBS or Crohn's/Colitis, but it get's worse durring PMS and Menstration and causes mucuse and bleeding durring your menstration cycle.
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replied December 27th, 2012
If it is happening around the same time every month then it could be endometriosis. Endometriosis can cause symptoms that are similar to IBS or Crohn's/Colitis, but it get's worse durring PMS and Menstration and causes mucuse and bleeding durring your menstration cycle.
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replied January 7th, 2013
Symptoms
I had the same symptoms for a few years and then when I turned 30 it got worse. I had more blood and a bloated feeling. My dr. Is great a scheduled a colonoscopy ASAP with the thought that it could be a roid but mostly to ease my mind. They found a very large precancerous polyp. They said I probably had it a few years and it was a good thing I caught it when I did. Now I go every 3 years for check ups. Better safe then sorry - get the colonoscopy!! Don't let them tell you that you are too young or that if it's not in your family history you have nothing to worry about. Be proactive, it's your health!
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replied April 27th, 2012
Stage 1 colorectal cancer....
I don't mean to scare you but...31/2 yrs ago I had the same thing, minus the pain. I did have stage 1 colorectal cancer. I was told I had hemmroids???? I didn't believe the doctor so I made MY Own appointment to see doctor. Scheduled a colonoscopy and there is was. ANYTHING abonormal with your poo should be checked!!!
I hope all goes well with you....
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replied May 31st, 2012
Hi I dont know if you will read this reply.I am 37 years old now and for a couple of months I had some bleeding in my #2 then about a month after that started I had some serious pain enough that the doc prescribed vicodin for,they also put me on prescription laxatives to. I had a flexiable Sigmoidoscopy done the doc removed what turned out to be a tubular adenoma polyp.Now I have to undergo a full Colonoscopy to look for more of those. I guess that I would agree to get yourself checked so if there is anything abnormal hope they catch it sooner than later. I think my symptons are sort of similar to yours?
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replied July 9th, 2012
Sounds to me like you have celiac disease consIdering your pain, symptoms and the fact that the diet helped a lot. They always misdiagnose celiac as ibs, I had celiac for 16years before they diagnosed it correctly.
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replied August 8th, 2005
to Cjd60
I would do the upper gi test and definitely a colonoscopy too. I did the upper gi test years ago and it revealed nothing, and I am now wishing that I had insisted on having a colonoscopy too.
Warn your wife that the stuff she will drink for the upper gi scan - barium - is pretty horrible... Encourage her that it's worth the nausea, and will be over soon. I hope she's doing okay and that this doesn't come across as negative - just trying to give a fair warning if she has not had the procedure yet.
If she has, any significant results?? How is she doing?
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replied August 3rd, 2006
Colon Cancer
I am 23 and have been having mucus stools ond mucus just coming out when standing and some discomfort.I am waiting on blood tests was your wife ok and what was it?
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replied August 25th, 2006
Re: Me Too!
So what happened?!? I am having very simular symptom as well in my twenties.
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replied August 25th, 2006
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You might want to pm (private message) the person you wnat to talk to, sometimes the message gets through faster.
Their are times if we go to the dr we can find out more as we are all different and we all have different problems(just my opinion).
All the best!
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replied August 25th, 2006
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replied August 12th, 2007
No Pain Huh?
I have no pain when I go to the restroom. My stool does seem to have a lot of mucous in it but it doesn't hurt. I bleed a bright blood but I think that might be caused from my hemmroids. I'm only 17 so maybe it's something else.
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replied April 25th, 2012
i have no pain except in lower back region and sometimes gas. I have been suffering severe constipation if i use softners etc stools are tacky and longer to pass,i also have alot of mucus sometimes a yellow colour rest of time reddish brown with blood.I also suffer from diabetes 2 rhematoid athritis and graves disease.Ihad a colonscopy two yrs ago that showed polps which apparently are nothing to worry ablut but i am as both my grandparents passed on due to bowel cancer there is a big cancer risk in my family i just had a mammo which shows cyst in one breast and microcysts in other one with density in breasts and tissue plus calcification on skin i get very fatigued nausea short of breath and alot of coughing my doc is sending me to specialists but any info would be appreciated i wluld like my life back
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replied September 13th, 2007
a Werid Similarity
I have been researching this topic and come across this site. I am 20 years old. I have diagnosed with Crohns and Ulcertive Colitis and well as mnay other GI problems. I stay to a very careful diet and try to watch my exercise, sleep patterns and daily activity. I have ben noticing my symptoms getting worse and I haven't had blood in my stool for years, always mucous though. Be careful and make sure that you are reaserching your options and what it might be. Be careful and keep a log of your symptoms, what you did that day, how you felt, what you ate and your stress. All play in factor.
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replied January 25th, 2008
cant explain
i have been noticing BRIGHT blood in my stool on rare occassions for about 6 months but over the last 3 weeks its been pretty constant with some mucas and a pink residue on the toilet paper, almost milkypink if i could describe it that way. I dont know what to think, I go to the bathroom regularly about 2 times a day like clockwork. No pain at all and it comes and goes. Please help, Im new
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replied July 18th, 2012
Wondering...
Ever find out what it was?
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replied July 18th, 2012
Wondering...
Ever find out what it was?
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replied June 18th, 2008
mucuous and blood in stool
Hello, all. I just went through a bout with Colarectal Cancer. I was having problems with blood in my stool and after about 2 months, I started having bursts of blood (similar to gas) and became concerned. I made an appt. for a colonoscopy and they found 2 polyps. Turned out, both were malignant. Because I had Stage IV Bladder Cancer in 2005 and had my bladder removed and replaced with what is called a neo bladder (it is made from 28 inches of the intestines), and after 17 months and a fistula on the bladder, I am just fine now, bladderwise. My colorectal cancer was found and treated finally with a type of excision (NO PAIN WHATSOEVER). Just lots of sitz-baths. I love them now. I just have them for the heck of it sometimes. Anyway, my suggestion is a colonoscopy. If that doesn't show anything, then have the upper and lower GI study done. And whatever you do, don't be afraid. The test is over in no time and you have no pain. Just make certain you get to a well known and capable physician. And that's all I have to say about that. Any questions?

Thanks for listening to my tale of woe! It's not been so bad.

Patti
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replied February 14th, 2009
cry for help of a loving husband and father
TO ALL GOOD PEOPLE OF THE WORLD:
In the Philippines where 10% of the GNP came from remittances of labor force working in almost every part of the world, It is but usual to leave your love ones behind and make sacrifice of not being with them for a minimum of one year. I have a wife and two sons aged six and two.
It was October 2008 when I received a call from the employer to whom I applied for a job in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. I was told to make preparations for my departure from the Philippines. My flight would be 27th of October.
When I finally arrived here in Abu Dhabi, UAE and being here for barely a week, the sad news came from the Philippines. My wife who is having irregular bowel movements and high blood pressure problems had undergone a CT Scan and they found polyps in her colon. She is only 31 years old. At first she was told by the physician not to worry because the polyps have not yet developed as cancer and it is easily treatable. She was immediately injected daily with something to remove the polyps. In the first week it was only one injection daily, the next week it became three injections daily. These daily injections continued for more than a month. My wife lost as much as 50 pounds in weight in just over two weeks. And her condition is not a bit improving. After a series of blood tests and colonoscopy, the doctor told my wife that she has stage 1 of colorectal cancer .She had undergone 3 sessions of chemotherapy and will continue to have it until she will be cleared of the cancer cells. Hopefully.
My wife is very depressed as I am the only one whom she liked to take care of her. I know the emotional burden she is having right now and the sad thing is I am not beside her to comfort her, to hold her and to give her hope. Many times, she will call me at ungodly hours and she just tells me to come home. But what can I do, we have no savings in the bank, no properties to sell and we both came from poor families. If I will go home then we will only make matters worse because we don�t have the resources to continue the treatment. What I am earning right now as a construction worker here in Abu Dhabi is not even enough for the cost of her treatment and I also have my two boys to support.
As I am writing this letter, my two boys are in the hospital because both of them have a weak lungs and now they were diagnosed with pneumonia. I don�t know what to do and what to think of. I am buried neck- deep in loans and I don�t even know if I can repay my debtors. I often ask God if He is really there and why He permits these things to happen to my family.
I am soliciting help to all who have kind hearts to extend their generosity to one poor husband and father. Any advice, financial help, medicines for my wife�s treatment will be very much appreciated.
I want to go home, I want to hug my wife in times of her suffering, I want to hold my kids. I want to PERSONALLY take care of my family. Please help.

Dennis G. Selm
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replied May 11th, 2009
Tired of getting no diagnosis....
I am a 30 year old female. I started having mucous and blood in my stool since I was 27. I have gone through an upper and lower GI and 2 Colonoscopy and still no diagnosis. My doctor has told me that everything is normal and there is nothing wrong with me. Obviously, to a normal person having blood and mucous in your stool after every bowel movement is not normal. I am exhausted and tired of seeing these doctors here on Guam. I have 6 children and would like to find out what is wrong with me so I can take care of it before it's too late. Any ideas? Thanks.....
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replied March 27th, 2011
Start Changing your Diet and eliminate meat,have at least 6 glasses of carrot juice hourly and include plenty green juice too.There is this herb combination that is call essiac look it up on the internet and purchase it.take 4 oz every 8 hr for about 6 months and then reduce it to 2 oz for maintenance,80% of your food should be raw and 20 cook have 1 cook meal for the day avoid tin food and prepare you juices from scratch.Avoid sugar and it's products.
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replied April 8th, 2011
ME ALSO HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM,,,WENT FOR COLONOSCOPY 8 MONTHS BACK AND THE DOCTORS DISCOVERED ONLY HEMERROIDS..THEY TOLD ME NOT TO WORRY.i HAVE SOMETIMES THE SAME SYMPTOMS AGAIN...WHEN i MET MY SURGEON HE TOLD ME ITS BCOZ OF iBS AND hemerroids,,,don't worry..stop looking the poops...enjoy ur life///doctor suggested me no to examine the stools ,,,take books to read while gng to toilet and enjoy.....no proble.nothing to worrry.
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replied September 12th, 2011
Try drinking 2 cups of very warm (almost hot) water every morning as soon as you get out of bed. First thing to put in your stomach. It goes to the bowel and cleans quickly. Then only good food, fruit, vegetables, grains and protein. No junk food like chips, candy, no sugar etc. Drink 6 more cups of water throughout the day, get to bed early, some exercise daily. Try this. It has helped my husband so much.
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replied May 12th, 2009
RE to the 30 year old female with blood and mucous in stool
Get a capsule endoscopy done. It could be your small intestine.

Good luck.
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replied May 14th, 2009
Diet pill and Mucus??
Hey, just reading along. I have been worried because the last few weeks I have been seeing darker blood and whitish mucus wrapped around and in my stool (its not bright red blood). Although I have been super stressed lately, the only changes in my life have been a diet pill I tried to loose some weight. It's called "FiberWeigh" and the only ingredient is 1800mg of Glucomannan. (A fiber in pill form that expands when you drink water. You take is before a meal so it helps you eat less.) I only took these pills once a day for a week, and that was over a month ago. Could they have caused this stool change? I have never had this happen to me!
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replied May 15th, 2009
RE: to BlndRxn
I would see your Dr. and have them do a fecal test and then go from there.
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replied June 1st, 2009
Well, I saw my doctor. I am a little discouraged to say that he quickly chauked it up to losing wieght, he said, "You've always had mucous, you just never realized it. Now that you're not eating as much as you used to, you don't have enough stool in your body to hide it and that's why you see it." Never mind the fact that I've only lost ten pounds, have only dropped my intake down by 250-300 calories, and am now in a healthy BMI (used to just brink the category of slightly overwieght.) and my eating has stayed the same for the last two months. I mean come on! It's not like I am tyring to lose 100lbs! I just needed to lose a little baby weight, and I've dieted before with out this problem! I think I need to get a second opinion. I feel like he didn't even try to do anything to make sure its nothing serious, I mean come on- How hard is it to send me to a lab with a stool sample? Sad
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