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My Wife: Mucous And Blood In Stool; No Pain (Page 2)


June 27th, 2009
Maybe a very large poo would help ?
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replied June 27th, 2009
Don't use too much toilet roll !
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replied June 30th, 2009
blood & mucus
HI BlndRxn,

I had the SAME thing happen to me! I took HydroxyCut for one month in March. Had the mucus stool, oily discharge, the whole unpleasant and frightening experience. Chalked it up to eating more fiber, taking a fat flusher (thermogenic such as HydroxyCut) and eating nuts - which produce an oily stool. I stopped taking the diet aid the end of March. Nothing else happened and I was of course relieved.

I had dropped about ten pounds when in mid-April I had a "false" stool. All blood and mucus, no actual stool. It was so scary. I had another one the next day. Called the doctor, of course had to wait a week to get in then had to wait two to see the GI doc. Now it's been two and a half months since the blood incident and although there has been NO more blood or mucus, I am having a Colonoscopy done tomorrow.

Obvious changes in the stool - especially when there has never been abnormalities before - and when there has been blood - need to be investigated. I am sure it's nothing but I am not down with funky stuff in my stuff - if you know what I mean?

I think you should definitely get another opinion. Check with your insurance about self-referring yourself to a GI doc in your network. Look one up and make an appt. The tests are not a picnic, are expensive but I am so glad I'm having it because peace of mind or a plan of action otherwise is priceless Smile

Good luck!
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replied July 1st, 2009
Well, I had a colonoscopy done. I am waiting for biopsy results to come back. So far I'm told I have ulcerations in my large intestine. Do to what? Who knows?? I still have NO clear answers... I really suspect that I have some type of bacterial or parasitic infection. The only things that had changed around the time I started noticing any problems was around the time I started that diet pill- (also, I had the flu about a week later from the start of that diet pill which could have thrown my immune system for a loop) If the biopsy shows evidence of an infection, that would settle my mind (mystery solved- and so much better then the alternative diagnoses- Crohn's or Colitis) So Frustrating!! I just want some solid answers already.
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replied July 10th, 2009
Same symptoms but also HUNGRY CONSTANTLY
I am having the same problems as most have stated here. I just went to the dr yesterday and he sent me to the lab. Now I have to send them stool samples. My primary doc said I need to see a GI doc. I actually went to the doctor because I can't get enough to eat. I am hungry ALL THE TIME. My stomach actually growls. I will wait for the results and hopefully something can be figured out.
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replied July 11th, 2009
That's too bad, what sypotoms are worse for you? If you are hungry all the time, are you eating a lot? Gaining/losing weight? Hopefully they figure it out soon to get you back to normal!

Update: I got the biopsy results back-- Ulcerative Colitis. :`( I hope it goes into remission for a long long long time...! Ever since I started the treatment my doctor put me on (Canasa) I've been having worse syptoms, actually. I have had up to five or six BM's a day, and some with bad abdominal cramps. Anyone else having this?
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replied September 29th, 2009
AND pregnant of all things.
All great information. As for me, my symptoms are similar with one complication: I'm pregnant. This all started around the time I found out I was expecting, in July, and I am 33. I have never had any health problems before of any kind, but started noticing some diarrhea with mucus-y bits. It just started to get worse over time, but doctors wouldn't see me because no one wants to risk working on a pregnant woman. Then a few weeks ago bright red blood entered into the equation, and most times it's just mucus and blood, with no stool. I have changed my prenatals 3 times, no major changes in my diet. My stomach sometimes rumbles so loudly I worry about my baby's hearing; isn't that silly? I finally found a doctor willing to see me, Friday, so crossing fingers. I really hope this isn't too serious because alot of the treatments are not available to me till after I give birth next year.
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replied September 30th, 2009
Aw, I am SO SORRY for you!!! See if your OB can run a whole gammot of labs on you- maybe that will point you in the right direction! (Along withyour other doctor. Heck, give them each other's numbers so they can confrence over it! It's their job, but you have to introduce them!) Ask them if they can test you (sorry, it is more blood work...) for auto-immune disorders and maybe you could go from there. They should also see if you are becoming anemic, since you have blood in your BM.
Please remember, KISS. This could also just be a simple case of hemmroids- a common thing during pregnancy.

Above all- do NOT stress. You do what it takes to calm your inner self for the sake of your baby. I understand you are concerned about him (or her!) hearing your belly growl over and over, but remember, the baby doesn't know any different- it's just going to be another soothing womb noise. The baby will feel your bloodpressure rising because youre upset. So breathe.
*hugs* hope this helps. Good luck, and keep us updated.
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replied October 18th, 2009
Similar symptoms
Hi, I was diagnosed with IBS a few years ago after a colonoscopy showed that my bowels were very clean. Since a month ago, I started being constipated, getting a lot of gases and feeling bloated. Everytime I went to the toilet I used to expulse some mix of mucus, then blood and then small and very solid stools. No pain at all and It happened 3 to 4 times a day. I went to the doctor and he though it was Colitis, so he gave me some pills. I also had a general sexual helth check up to exclude any STD, and I was completely clear. I finished the 10 days treatment for colitis, and now I dont get bloated, nevertheless, when I go to the toilet I first expulse some sort of liquid, that goes to the bottom of the loo and it looks like brownish or light yellowish sand, then I expulse a few gases, and then very small stools with less blood. therefore, symptoms are improving, anyways they are still there!, what should I do?
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replied November 6th, 2009
I remember when the woman who is bleeding for twelve years and hopelessly consulted many doctors,....that touched the cloak of Jesus because of faith, and get healed. Though we can't see or feel the Lord's presence,....God knows your burden and He is willing to heal us, if we ask Jesus in prayer through faith,as His promised to be He is our healer to those who believed in His name. For nothing is difficult to Him and He is the same, yesterday, today and forever.
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replied December 22nd, 2009
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Hi All,

After seeing blood in stools on side of the stoll only for 2 months and having gas bloating and smelly stools. Inspite of 2 vists to the doc who suspected it could be some kind of gut problem amebiosis and 2 does of anitiboitics the problem still was there.

On the 3rd vsist i told him about the mucus and smelly farts and he then asked to be to get the clonoscopy which i did get done. Doc stated that he found 2 unlcers and took biopsy and stoll for testing and put me only lialda. I was having 1 -2 bowel movement max and the bleedings has stopped. The results came and have been diagnised as chronic ulcerative Colitis. Irinically have been smoking for 22 years and quit 6 months back... not sure if this is concidense or what... been a avg drinkesr also all along and am a male 43 years old.

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replied July 20th, 2011
mucus poop
Yesterday I started having mucus only (like gel) bowel movements. I feel like I still need to go but nothing solid comes out all night long. Then finally a really hard stool comes shooting out. I had a few of those then was fine all day today. Ate yogurt and a chicken dinner. Now tonight I am getting mucus with bright red blood in it and a little poop. I quit smoking about 30 days ago. I am scared and am having some pain and bloating. I am on unemployment and have no doctor or insurance.
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replied December 30th, 2009
i know i'm probably way late by looking at the dates...but i had similar issues in the past. they came and went but would always come back. I heard about "samento" and took it for about a month (one 600mg pill a day) and my symptoms were noticably improved within a week or 2 and completley gone by 1 month. it may have been a coincidence but i dont think so. i trust the brand nutramedix. its worth a try??
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replied February 17th, 2010
i had a colonoscopy recently,because i had many of the above symptoms. I had a lot of mucus in my stool, many times i would only have a mucus movement instead of a b/m lots of bright red blood in my stool, lots of blood clotting. i didn't really have any stomach pains, or discomfort. I was afraid that i might have colon cancer, so i set up a colonoscopy. the diagnosis came back as proctitis. i am now taking suppositorys and the bleeding and mucus stopped immediately. i feel much better. it was nothing really serious, and i am 100% relieved
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replied February 22nd, 2010
Gi Problems
Hi,
I am 25 yr old female that has been battling with gi problems for about a little over i year now. I have red blood and alot of mucous in my stool, followed by cramping in my intestial area and a upset stomach basically 24hrs a day. I also can be very bloated and have a lot of gas as well. I have been through a ton of medical procedures from upper gi scope, to colonoscopy's ,having checked my blood for anything and gall bladder. I am very fed up with dealing with this pain. I really don't know what to do. It has pretty much changed my life. I also have to stay away from anything greasy or anything with caffeine in it, otherwise i can get alot of nausea. I was diagnosed with colitis in 2007 but since my last colonoscopy they said that everything is ok in there. To me blood and mucous in every bowel movement is not normal. I could go on and on with the many different symptoms that i have had. Oh i also am on a pill right now called Elavil or also called Amitriptyline. I take 2 pills before i go to bed, but once in a while i can only take 1 a night because it can cause discomfort here and there and i can't sleep. It has helped quiet a bit but for the last 2 wks it hasn't done much of anything. Before taking these pills i couldn't eat that much and had to stick to a very basic diet, and i loss about 35lbs. But i have gained that back recently because i can eat pretty much anything being on these pills. I feel right now i am having some sort of a flare up , with whatever is going on inside of me. All i know is i want some help diagnosing what is going on, but i am afraid just like the doctors have been telling me that there is nothing and that they can't find the problem. Some one out there has to be able to figure this out. Well i hope.
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replied April 17th, 2010
mucus discharge
i am 14 years old and had mucus in the stools but not blood nothing else...but some abdominal pain at random times.. ive had this since i was 7 or less.. cant remember
i have always been checking on the doctor and had to do stool checkups...blood checks...and 3 endoscopys and 1 colonoscopy...i just hated my life
so then my parents took me to mayo clinic to check if there is anything rong...they said i had some gaps in my intenstines or something and had mild chrons disease and gave me some pills for 1 month...took it and helped a little...all of my life i have been stressing and i am only 14!! im always scared of doctors and everything else...but thank god that i am growing taller and gaining weight..but im really skinny..and still have mucus discharge..hope its all from stress
i suggest you take ur wife to the hospital to do endoscopy...maybe they will figure it out
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replied May 17th, 2010
bleeding and mucus in my stool
im 26 and seeing all these smptoms. the only thing is that im 28 weeks pregnant. it has only been happening for 5-6 weeks now and i haven't seen any changes so i called the dr for an appointment. i'm going tomorrow and thanks to all these replies i know what to ask. The only thing is can i do any of these testa pregnant?
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replied May 28th, 2010
Proctocolitis
I would just like to say that i experienced similar problems to a lot of you. I had blood in my stool since 2007 and went to the gp numerous times, every time i was sent away knowing not a lot more than when i went in. None of the gp's were particularly concerned at all but i still had the symptoms and sometimes they worsened for no apparent reason. I then got pregnant in March 2009 and low and behold absolutely no symptoms whatsover - it had completely gone - great i thought, until my daughter was 6 weeks old and it returned - much worse and i also had mucous in the stool, false bowel movements where i would need to pass wind and this was also a passing of mucous as well.
I sometimes had little blobs of blood in the pan when passing a stool, always the blood was bright red and the mucous was unpleasant in smell! I had had enough and went back to the dr as i wanted to sort it out. I had a flexible sigmoidoscopy - (Half a colonoscopy basically) a week ago last Monday which wasn't particularly pleasant but not unbearable and didnt have any anaesthetic or sedatic nor painkillers and the dr saw an inflamation of the colon and rectum.
He has diagnosed me with Proctocolitis and i have been prescribed a course of tablets which i take three times a day. They dissolve in the bowel and a also have a foam - (colifoam) which is applied via the rectum. I started the tablets Wednesday just gone and the symptoms have really eased already! I am also back to going regularly rather than 4 times a day!! I just wanted to give some hope to those people reading these posts experiencing similar and hope that your symptoms turn out to be something treatable as mine was. PS (I am 28 years old). best wishes to you all.
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replied July 13th, 2010
Blood and mucus in my stool
I'm 26 and im having the same symptoms stated above. I regularly have bm every morning. It was only recently that I've noticed blood and mucus in my stool. Maybe I started having it before but I normally just flushed "it" away and never bother to look at it at all. I started to get really curious and thats why i came across this forum. I am so worried at the moment I could really cry. I hope to God this is not something really serious. Can anyone tell me how much would it cost me to get a Colonoscopy done?
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replied April 9th, 2011
don't worry...it will be just hemerroids...i also had the same symptoms and finally done a colonoscopy doctors found hemerroids on;y....so be bold don't worry.IBS also cause this type of symptoms
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replied July 14th, 2010
Dear colonoscopy,

I assume u must be in the states as you're asking for a cost?? I am in the UK and fortunately we dont pay for health care or tests so i have no idea what it would be, sorry. I wish you all the best though and hope it gets sorted asap. Do come back and tell us the outcome as it's good to see everyone coming through the otherside and things getting sorted.
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replied July 24th, 2010
I am so worried I could cry, I had mucus with streaks of very thin vein like blood, not too noticecable but there, then diarrhea followed, then it turned into constipation, the blood mucous stopped whilst I had diarrhea but came back with my stool once I managed to go after having constipation. This time there was lots of mucuos with more streaky blooded mucus, could this be cancer I am only 38 with 3 children, really really worried, please help!
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replied April 9th, 2011
cancer will rarely affect before the age of 50...i hope u have bacterial infection....if you have any history of colon cancer u should start sceening only afetr the age of 40,,,Don't worry relax..avoid stress....i hope u meet ur physician...he will definetely help u...cancer is almost rare in ur case....
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replied July 30th, 2012
I had an adenoma removed ay 29, i am now 30 and fear they may have missed one....i am passing lots of mucus and now passing blood in mucus......i had the first colonoscopy done due to chronic severe constipation. Hoping the next one is better news than the last. Colon cancer does affect people before age 50. At best I would have been 39 with full blown colon cancer had I not been screened. Please get checked if you are concerned.
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replied July 30th, 2012
I had an adenoma removed ay 29, i am now 30 and fear they may have missed one....i am passing lots of mucus and now passing blood in mucus......i had the first colonoscopy done due to chronic severe constipation. Hoping the next one is better news than the last. Colon cancer does affect people before age 50. At best I would have been 39 with full blown colon cancer had I not been screened. Please get checked if you are concerned.
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