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Mucus and abdominal cramping
I'm 58 years old.  For the past week I've noticed mucus when wiping after a bowel movement.  This does not happen every time.  My diet has not changed and I try to eat the necessary foods.  I drink water every day with an occasional soda or iced tea.  I drink no alcohol, nor do I smoke or take illegal drugs.  My bowel movements have been regular but the last week has increased to about 1 time per daywhich I don't find as irregular.  I am taking a medication for anxiety attacks and I do worry easily which could cause stress.  I also have CAD w/ stents.  The anxiety is under control but I have a tendency to worry a lot because as you know, anxiety and MI symptoms, mirror one another.  What else could be causing the mucus in the past week?  I haven't had any other symptoms other than the mucus and abdominal cramps/aching.  

Thank  you for any other information you can provide.  Please respond to my email address if possible.  


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Have you ever had problems with hemorrhoids. Mucus is often in internal hemorhoids. But, OK, you say cramping also. One possibility is a slight parasitic infection (food poisoning).

Has the color of the stool changed? Are (were) you taking any antibiotics recently?
Well, mucus is also in IBS (which explains nothing, I know). Mucus is also in colonic polyps. The only way of diagnosing polyps is colonoscopy.

I would recommend a hemoccult test for blood in the stool and maybe colonoscopy. Anyone had polyps in your family?
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Hi i am 35 yo transgender male and im on Hormone Therapy for the lat year and 10 months.I am diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Bipolar,PTSD, Borederline Schizophrenic, neurothopy on my left side of my body including my fsce frok Bells Palsy, Hemopleguc Migraines,Short Term Memory Loss and had stomache and pelvic pain for the last 6 months 3 months ago I had a Colonoscopy upoer and lowerand a stool sample done.They found bloode in my stool which turned out to be IBS and inflammation in my upper intestine and they also removes a 6mm polyp.All this in about 3 1/2 yrs. I just started working again after 3 years.foe the last 4 months i have been waking uo in massive night sweats..so bsd my clothes are drenched and i have ro take off my clothes and change them while at the same time having chill and hot ans cold flashes.I know Hormones can do the hit ans cold sweats but this is much more and im passed that point in my transition.As of yest i was going to the restroom doing a BM which is always uncomfortable or nothing comes out and i wiped and saw yellowish muscus discharge.No matter what i eat or drink my stomache is always bloated and i always have pain in my pelvic.I also have Angina and have shortness of breath..insomnia and they removed a 6 mm polyp from my colon. I am worried there may be something wrong..I was adopted so dont know much about my dads side byt my bio aunt has Lupus..Sweets Syndrome a form of cancer and everyone is bipolar.Its just very embarrassing going to an OGBYN because im a man and I cant sit in front of women at a female doctors office for this tyoe of thing.I do have a cyct in eacg of my ovaries which were 4mm at that time.I also have a 4mm syst in my Pineal hland in the center of my brian which is benign.Was wondering if someone can tell me if i have anything to seriously be worried about..Im constantly nauseous more tgen ever lately.I am on tons of meds including Ativan for my anxiety.Can someone please help!!
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