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Mucous


Sat, June 02, 2018 11:59 AM

Ok, so I know I should be talking to my doctor about this but I procrastinate and let things go too long so I figured I’d ask here first. For the past few months (maybe 6?) I’ve been having a lot of mucous. I feel like I have to have a bm and al that comes out is foul smelling tannish yellow sometimes clear mucous (without actual stool) about 10 times a day. I can’t even pass gas without it coming out so I have to make sure I’m always near a bathroom. I usually have about one bm a day that includes this mucous stuff with stool. I’ve been on humira about 8 years and for the last two I kind of slacked and didn’t always take it as often as I was supposed to. Do you think this sounds like a flat or is it something more worrisome like an abcess or stricture?? 

FPO Scb9887
Joined Jun 2, 2018

Mon, October 15, 2018 10:05 PM

Reply posted for Scb9887.

Hi there,

I had this when I had IBD symptoms and it all turned out to be due to Candida. The yeast looks like mucus. Now I can tell if I have a little bit of yeast overgrowth due to how much mucus is there. As I worked toward being symptom-free over the course of a few years, I could see the mucous diminishing along with all of my other symptoms leaving. I highly recommend getting a stool sample test to check yeast levels in your GI tract. Also experimenting with a diet that doesn't feed yeast can give you an idea if this is maybe a cause.

Good luck!

FPO Kumara MacLeod
Joined Oct 15, 2018

Fri, September 14, 2018 9:09 AM

Reply posted for Scb9887.

Hello, I'm having the exact same experience with a lot of blood. Did you find releif? What worked for you?

FPO ChrisH
Joined Sep 14, 2018

Sun, September 09, 2018 8:06 AM

Reply posted for Scb9887.

He was diagnosed with severe UC btw...didn’t mean to leave that out. He gets an infusion of Entyvio every 8 weeks 

FPO AmandaKaye09
Joined Sep 7, 2018

Sun, September 09, 2018 8:04 AM

Reply posted for Scb9887.

 My husband had this happen to him and ignored it for a very long time. Eventually blood came with the mucous and then later the pain. I would definitely talk to a doctor. They will most like do a colonoscopy. 

FPO AmandaKaye09
Joined Sep 7, 2018

Sun, September 09, 2018 4:06 AM

Reply posted for Scb9887.

I’ve had simmilar symptoms in the past years pre and post humira. 

After bringing it up and the surgeons, specialists and GP taking through it they put me on a temp loading dose of humira + added in a higher dose of 6MP and the symptoms were gone within a few days. 

Not it sure if it’s the same or of any help but I find it’s worth pushing the drs to try and communicate with other parts of the team. It’s really confusing getting different pieces of information and trying to build them to a solid solution. 

FPO nhelw1
Joined Mar 29, 2018

Mon, July 02, 2018 3:56 PM

Reply posted for Scb9887.

Hi there, 
you would usually be having other symptoms like fever chills, high white cell count if it was an abscess. I have recently had this issue and the doctors told me it was a motility issue with my bowels and thats common with crohns. Basically I lowered my fat intake and got a prescription acid blocker for my stomach and it seems to have helped. Hope this helps you.

FPO sarahc89
Joined Jul 2, 2018

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