View Full Version : Clear slimy discharge

01-11-2008, 01:02 PM
Feels like gross to post about this, but...I'm curious.

I've noticed that sometimes when I have diarrhea-like symptoms (from an upset stomach or whatever), or a soft stool, it will occasionally be accompanied by a clear, slimy discharge that occurs usually after I actually have a bowel movement.

Most often, I will feel like I need to fart, and when I try to I will instead push out this clear stuff (I should say, it is usually either all clear, or it will have small bits of stool mixed in with it).

Is this being caused by something I'm eating, or is it sometimes a normal accompaniment to unusual bowel conditions?

01-11-2008, 01:13 PM
Do you have any blood in your poo? I have ulcerative colitis and noticed that I had blood in mine when I had dioarrhea and then lots of slimy mucus stuff. Keep an eye on it cos it could be something like that, even if you don't have the blood I would get it checked out. I was given pessaries and every now and then I get an 'attack' lately I've had some mucus but no blood but it is very important to keep an eye on it as there are all sorts of things that can develop including Crohns which is something I have to be checked up on regularly.
go to your doctor, they may refer you to a specialist at the hospital which is what happened with me or your gp may just give you some pessaries or something to see if it will clear up.
Hope you are okay.

01-11-2008, 01:15 PM
Did you recently have any gastro issues/illness? Any bouts of diarreha?

Does the slimey stuff have any odour? It's probably just mucus...but that does state that there's some extra activity in the colon...not necessarily inflammation.

Are you on any medications?

Are you consuming artificial sweeteners? Any Olestra products?

It could be irritable bowel syndrome, it could be food, it could be you're not getting enough fibre, it could be a gastro bug, it could be inflammation from IBD (UC or CD)..etc.

How many times a day are you going?

Are you eating a fairly healthy diet with proper fibre intake?

Two things you could try is to add a fibre supplement such as Metamucil capsules (no additives) plus a good probiotic to help get the flora in the gastro tract more balanced.

Hope this helps.

01-11-2008, 01:46 PM
OK gonna try to answer everything here-

No, no blood. Rarely, I will have a hard stool, and get some blood in that, but beyond that no.

Generally the only time I have diarrhea is when my stomach is upset (usually from junk food, or occasionally it just happens)

The slimy stuff smells like stool, far as I can tell.

No medications. Probably some artificial sweeteners in there, no idea about olestra products.

I probably don't have the healthiest diet or always get enough fiber, no.

I generally go once a day if that. If I have an upset stomach I may go 2 or 3 times.

Now like I said this is certainly not something that happens on any sort of regular basis. Last night I had a loose stool, and an hour or so after that I was urinating and attempted to fart, and instead pushed out some of this clear stuff, which had some stool mixed in with it.

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