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Hi Cancerdad, I just read your post and I can really relate. I'm 28 years old and have been experiencing many of the symptoms you mentioned you had. I'm actually having a colonoscopy tomorrow so I'll find out if there's anything going on at all. But I had a quick question - you said you were passing mucoid clots as one of your symptoms. I've been experiencing the same thing, along with a little blood and the same feeling people have mentioned of not feeling as though I'm done in the bathroom. I've tried to find out what the cause of mucoid clots could be and the only thing I've been told is that your bowels will produce mucous if they're contracting a lot. My GI doc didn't seem to be concerned about it but I kind of am since it's not something that I've always had happen. Do you know of any other causes of mucoid clots? How much bleeding were you experiencing? Sorry if this is too personal! Thanks for your help,

Liz
[QUOTE=lizzy76]Hi Cancerdad, I just read your post and I can really relate. I'm 28 years old and have been experiencing many of the symptoms you mentioned you had. I'm actually having a colonoscopy tomorrow so I'll find out if there's anything going on at all. But I had a quick question - you said you were passing mucoid clots as one of your symptoms. I've been experiencing the same thing, along with a little blood and the same feeling people have mentioned of not feeling as though I'm done in the bathroom. I've tried to find out what the cause of mucoid clots could be and the only thing I've been told is that your bowels will produce mucous if they're contracting a lot. My GI doc didn't seem to be concerned about it but I kind of am since it's not something that I've always had happen. Do you know of any other causes of mucoid clots? How much bleeding were you experiencing? Sorry if this is too personal! Thanks for your help,

Liz[/QUOTE]

Hey Liz:

Mucous does occur from increased contractions, but also will be present associated with rectal cancer because the tumor inhibits passage of stool, messing up the normal flow of the mucous. So, the mucous has a chance to stay around in the rectal region, where it mixes with blood. Extra mucous production can also occur because of extra vigorous cleansing, stress, among other things.

I experienced intermittent bleeding that got worse and finally prompted me to go to say that something had to be wrong and I went to a GI Specialist. I had blood around the stool, on the paper, dripping in the bowl, and in the clots in the mucous I was passing. Nothing's too personal after what I've been through. Please don't hesitate to ask!! You can also read many of my posts.

The important thing is how did the colonoscopy go today? I'm sorry I wasn't on line late last night like usual!!

Please let us know how it went. I wish you the best of luck.

Regards,
CancerDad
Thanks for your reply. The colonoscopy went fine....we all know how the prep is the worst part of it all. It turns I have colitis that is clearing up (I've been antibiotics) and some internal hemorrhoids (sp?) that have likely been causing the additional blood I've seen. Nothing too bad at all!

Ironically, a few hours after I got home I was in horrible pain and went back to the ER. I found out I also have kidney stones so that experience turned out to be much worse than the colonoscopy I'd had earlier in the day. It sure turned out to be quite a day!





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