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hy i am a 37 yr old male, my problem started in may last year when embarrassingly passed mucus when passin gas and when having a bowell movement, after a week or so these symptoms went away and then a couple of months later I had a prolapsed roid. At Xmas 2011 all the symptoms started again mucus leaking when passing wind and stools and little traces of blood, at this point I went to the docs and he ran tests for ceoliac, and blood tests for paracites and inflammation and a stool sample for occult bleeding and also a finger exam, all these came back negative and the doctor felt there was no need to have a colonoscopy at this time as the only red flag was the blood but symptoms had passed by the time I went back for results. Symptoms have no begun again last week same passing mucus browny colour and what looks like faint traces of blood on tissue. Other considerations are, the last 3 months I've regularly felt a discomfort in upper left abdomen feels like a pulled muscle this is still present now I wouldn't describe this as pain though! I feel that I can tell when the mucus will start as I feel like my colon is filling up with fluid by anus and I do have a little soreness after passing stools, they seem to fly out when the mucus is present. I have suffered a lot of stress in last 9 moths as I was made redundant and my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer in October, I AM petrified I have made an appointment to see doctor again next week but I the mean time I feel so scarred! I feel like I can't go out and I think I'm convinced I've got colon cancer, although I generally feel well and I'm putting on weight... Please can someone help I am utterly desperate and feel so upset... Also I have been taking lansoprazole for last 5 years due to gerd. I would be grateful of any advice as I feel that life isn't worth anything at the moment as I can't see past the cancer risk.. Anyway thanks for reading

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  • Hi sorry to read your story and hear about your worries. Have you been checked for colitis or crohns diease. My daughter has crohns disease and she has had mucus and blood before together when she goes to the toilet. She has had this for 14 years and had a colonoscopy to diagnose her condition. Stress can also make the condition worse. Have you lost any weight and do you feel really tired as well. I think it is a good idea you go back and see your doctor. If he won't listen to you then go see a different doctor at your practice. I do hope all goes well for you and its always the not knowing that is the worse. All the best and come on again and let me know how you are. Theresa

  • Hy Theresa thanking so much for taking the time respond and I'm sorry to hear about your daughter, I have no tiredness or weight loss as I have put on about 6 pounds in the last 5 months, my doctor is great usually he thinks it is ibs as i had it when I was 16, I just can't understand why it goes away completely for months then all of a sudden it comes back, I wonder if it is roids or colitis but your right it the not knowing that is scarring me I just need to relax. I will update this when I've been back to the doctors on Thursday

    Thanks again

  • Been to the doctors again today and he is sending me to a consultant for intial conversation followed by a rectal camera then they will decide wether to do a colonoscopy! Not looking forward to that but it got to be done

  • Hi It was good you went back to the doctors today and your doctor is sending you to see a consultant. The tests dosent sound very pleasant but at least you will find out what is going on, I do hope everything turns out ok for you. Theresa

  • Having had blood tests done on June 22nd for the gastro specialist I got sent a letter with an appointment date for October 12, however I got a voicemail today from the hospital telling me they need to bring my appointment foward to the beginning of august, I have yet to get in touch to find out why as the dept are closed. I am absolutely Petrified I'm trying to think what has happen for them to bring foward that much I'm so scared that the only thing I can think of doing was to write it down on here! I am weak..

  • Hi sorry to hear that you have had your appointment moved sooner. I do hope everything is alright for you. Its no good telling you not to worry but try and keep calm. Will you be ringing tomorrow to find out what is going on. Its good that you have felt able to come on the site and write down about your voicemail. Please let me how you get on. Come on anytime for a chat if you are worried.

    Best wishes


  • Hi Wolves 74

    I hope all is going ok for you and you managed to find out why they moved your appointment forward. I am thinking about you. Hope all is well and let me know how you get on.

    Best wishes


  • Hy theresa

    Yeah ithink its fair to say I lost the plot there abit they moved it not at the doctors request but because they have been told off re lead times for appointments so I'm going 30 of august but its a chat I think intialy, although I've had no symptoms for a while I panicked! I'm sorry I worried you I am still aprehensive about things and quite cross with the woman who left the message but I have got a better grip now so I'm feeling positive

    Thank you so much

    Dave x

  • Hi Dave

    Thats ok! Just hope everything works out ok for you when you finally get your appointment. Its the waiting that is the hardest bit to do. I have a few health problems myself so I no what is like having to wait to see someone.

    Best wishes


  • Hy Theresa,

    I am very sorry to hear you health problems and I really hope you ok! I have been to my initial consultatoin the doc had a little look up with a small camera and with the old index! He told me that he could feel something that felt like internal hemorrhoids but he couldn't quite see what he wanted to so he has organized a sigmiodscope so as to have a better look and also he told ne they could band them at the same time, and he didn't think there was anything' to worry about and he thinks I won't need to see him again, strangely I still don't feel safe ...I must be mad? But anyway I haven't let it bother me too much as I've been busy with my dad as he now has a spinal compression tumor and he is paralyzed waist down and is deteriorating fast, I'm very scared but I'm trying to spend as much time possible with him before he goes

    Love to you

    And thanks again

    Dave x

  • Hy Dave

    Yes Iam doing ok. Finally after a month of waiting for results I was told i do not have rheumatoid arthritis. I do wish that they would take my osteoarthritis more seriously though. I glad you had your test and all seemed ok. If you still feel worried and anything changes do go back and get a second opinion. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. It is important for you to spend time with him and be there for him. I lost my dad two years ago he was 87 and had kidney cancer. Do miss him and my mum who died 11 years ago.

    Hope all goes well for you.


  • Hy Theresa hope your ok and happy and well I'm sorry I haven't updated for a while unfortunately my father

    Passed away 20th September and it been very tough since then. I have has the flexible sig which was a tad uncomfortable but basically I have inflamation of the large bowel and I'm being treated for proctitis, so I am relieved after all that's been going on

    Check up in January

    I really just wanted to say thank your for your kindness over the last few months I am extremely grateful, I really hope your feeling ok and are well! Please update me with your condition when you feel upto it

    Again many thanks


  • wolves74

    Hi, I have just been reading all this today and I realize this all happened a few years ago now. I am the same age now as you were then and experiencing something very similar. I started passing occasional blood spots in my early 20s and attributed it to straining in the gym. It would show up once or twice a year, normally at times of stress. I do have what appears to be a varicose vein on my rectum that seems to spawn hemorrhoids occasionally. Anyway, November last year (2015) I passed a larger amount of blood. When I looked at myself I could see it running out, which to me meant it couldn't be too far up. The day after was fine and good for 6 weeks. Then a smaller amount of blood came out and left me with an on and off irritation that feels hot about an inch up my anus. With this I have experienced mucus. Seems to come for a day or two and then level out. It had been good for months and went to the toilet yesterday feeling stressed and passed mucus again. So far I have had a digital rectal exam, a blood test, a stool sample test and an abdominal ultra sound. All came back fine, now it looks as though my next step will be the sigmoid. I am pretty confident it isn't cancer as the average age to for colon cancer is 72, and I don't have any abdominal pain, no thin stools, no weight loss and no disease progression. It sounds almost identical to what you had. How did it pan out for you? I hope you're better, it's all a proper pain in the arse.

  • wolves74

    Hi all I came across this whilst browsing symptoms online and although it's an old post I wanted to comment .I have had a similar thing .just over 3 weeks ago I went to the toilet for a Bm and had bright red blood on the toilet paper .it was the first time I've ever had it and naturally I panicked .I've suffered with external piles for 14 years but never had bleeding .I Googled my symptoms and it came up with internal piles so I bought some otc cream .this continued all week along with mucus farts but only when I was on the toilet. I went to see my GP 2 weeks later still bleeding with BM and still having mucus I was diagnosed with internal piles and given suppositories. The bleeding has now stopped unless I really force a BM but I'm still getting the brown mucus .I feel like I'm not pooping enough though Imy not sure if this is down to not daring to force .I've tried stool softeners which helped a little .does anyone know if this mucus is normal with piles ?

    • michelle34409

      Hi Michelle

      You have just explained my own symptoms to a t, I get a lot of mucas and bloody discharge. I had a sigmoidoscopy and was told there was roids in their but there was bleeding higher up that he couldn't see where it was coming from. I'm having a cat scan next week and a flexible sigmoidoscopy. I've been panicking ever since my initial appointment 3 weeks ago. I'm sure it's nothing sinister as I have no other symptoms but it does make you worry. How are you doing now?

    • kathleen47643

      Hi Kathleen I'm still having symptoms occasionally after 14 weeks . I saw another dr who agreed to stool samples and blood tests .the stool sample showed inflamation but the blood tests didnt and i have no anaemia the dr referred me thinking it could be crohns or colitis but i dont have any other symptoms. I have a consultation with a specialist on the 31st so hopefully will know more then . Let me know how you get on .

    • aimee86612

      Hi I had a sigmoidoscopy in November and was diagnosed with proctitis due to visual inflamation in the rectum but I had biopsies taken which came back showing no inflamation. I am being treated for proctitis but I am waiting for a follow up appointment with the consultant

    • kathleen47643

      Did they not start your on medication when you had your sigmoidoscopy? I was given a prescription on the day for asacol suppositories which I have been using daily .I also received a letter 3 weeks after the procedure stating the biopsies showed no inflamation . I had just got my head around the fact I had proctitis which was a shock but athe least I knew what was wrong to then find out it might not be the case .let me know how you get on on Wednesday.

    • michelle34409

      They prescribed me a foam enema to take for 14 days but then they want to start me on tablets once I've seen them about my biopsies. I got a letter from them last week to see my biopsies showed ulcerative colitis and proctitis. I must admit I haven't found the enemas to help at all but I've completely changed my diet and that has helped so much! Plus I've lost half a stone


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