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Old 06-16-2005, 01:55 AM   #1
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Gross but stringy white puss or mucus on stools

I am having test s done at the moment 'blood and faeces.I have suffered for a long time with severe abdo pain dio'cons mostly on the left side that spreads to whole abdo area while passing stools'i also have agonising anal spasms sometimes.I have noticed that i am passing a lot of mucus and ***** stringy white stuff .Any ideas what is going on.So gross sorry

 
Old 06-16-2005, 02:52 PM   #2
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Re: Gross but stringy white puss or mucus on stools

Sounds like Ulcerative Colitis. I have it as well, and you described my first symptoms quite well.

Just some advice. .... If it IS UC, make sure you know all the meds doctors prescribe. I caution not to go on prednisone as a first line treatment...there are 5ASA meds that should be used both orally and rectally for good treatment. I've used them for over 16 years with MUCH success....never been on pred, and would refuse it unless the 5ASA stopped working. My UC has never spread beyond it's original diagnosis site. And that's a feather in my cap!

You do have a say in treatment....be proactive in your treatment -- whether it's UC or not.

Please keep us posted as to the outcome.

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Old 06-17-2005, 02:15 AM   #3
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Re: Gross but stringy white puss or mucus on stools

Thanks very much for responding'i thought it might be uc or cronns'or ibs at the least'will update when i get test results'and thanks for the advice will take note. : ) by the way i have other symptons as well feeling sick on an off through out the day which has affected my appatite so am losing weight'and a constant bloating feeling in my abdo and lots of gurgling.

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Old 06-17-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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Re: Gross but stringy white puss or mucus on stools

Hi....what tests have you had done at this point?

Are you having bleeding in the stool -- if so, it's not just IBS...although you could have that as well.

Are you seeing a gastroenterologist? There is a medication called Bentyl (Bentyol in Canada) that is an antispasmotic which will help with some of those symptoms. A low dosage 10mg would be enough to help get you through until you know what you're dealing with.

You might consider to change your diet somewhat to ease some of your symptoms. Just out of curiosity...what do you eat? Do you ingest any artificial sweeteners? If so, stop them, for they're a severe gut irritant.

Just a few more suggestions.
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:16 AM   #5
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Re: Gross but stringy white puss or mucus on stools

The tests are blood and faeces at the moment'i do not have any blood from what i can see 'and yes i do use sweeteners.I will not know untill i get my results if i need to see a specialist

 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:03 PM   #6
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Re: Gross but stringy white puss or mucus on stools

I've been told by a doctor that the white mucus is actually semenal fliud excreted by the prostate while pushing during defication.

 
Old 08-09-2005, 12:30 AM   #7
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Re: Gross but stringy white puss or mucus on stools

in women?

lol...couldn't resist....

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Old 08-09-2005, 04:08 PM   #8
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Re: Gross but stringy white puss or mucus on stools

i hate to be discouraging, but my son has had similar problems for 1 1/2 yr now....the white mucous is sometimes green...looks like snot (speaking of gross). He has had colonoscopy, endoscopy, catscan, barium exray, stool tests, blood tests....NOTHING....2 gastro docs & an allergist...we r going to a 3rd gastro at a "teaching" hospital....he is very depressed....the bental didn't help him at all...neither has prednasone, rectal suppositories or anything....

 
Old 08-11-2005, 03:07 PM   #9
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Re: Gross but stringy white puss or mucus on stools

Ihad the same problems as you did............the spasams you to drop me to my knee's I got diagnosed with Celiac Disease 2 years ago.

 
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