mucus in stool

Buffalo, NY

#1 Jun 2, 2010
Has anyone had an issue with excessive mucus in their stool? This started for me about 2 weeks ago and hasn't cleared up. No blood, but frequent urges to "go" sometimes I only pass mucus. Am concerned this could be something more sinister than diverticulitis. Had CT scan 3 months ago for an acute diverticulitis attack...would that pick up any unusual activity in the colon besides diverticulitis? Making appt with new doc tomorrow. Any advice appreciated.

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Jun 2, 2010
i was diagnosed with ibs and my gastro said mucous is common. it's better to get it checked out tho.

Since: Mar 10

Buffalo, NY

#3 Jun 5, 2010
Thanks. I have myself convinced that it is colorectal cancer. So upset that I can't sleep or eat and have been crying often. Appointment with new internist on Thurs...hopefully it will get me on the road for some answers.

Barstow, CA

#4 Jun 5, 2010
It comes with the Div. I was told partly due to when it flares up.. you don't eat much but your body is still trying to get rid of stuff and it creates the mucus and the anti biotics can cause a secondary infection called C Diff... and that can cause it also... there seems to be lots of reasons.

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