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    Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic, life threatening disease that sees the internal organs (particularly the lungs) become clogged with mucus. Read more →

    Husband had a silastic button fitted 2 days ago and is struggling with excess mucus now in nasal passages. This is keeping us both awake 😔 Is it normal to have this post-surgery? Any tips on managing it? I can't cope with the lack of sleep and neither can he. Thanks.





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    I suffer from feacal incontinence because I have a constant flow of clear mucus from my bowel just like a running nose. Is the mucus caused by my diet?





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    Hi, I had this problem as well and sice I am taking Ultra Flora from Amipro (must be refrigerated) and was also diagnosed with lactose intolerance and wheat sensitivity, I am much much better and have changed my diet since. you can either take one capsule per day or if it is bad, you can take two per day. This product changed my stool from diarrhea to normal soft! I sincerely hope it will help you. Kind regards

    I have a huge amount of mucus on and around my stools, also there was a thick sticky mucus just above my anal area this morning. I have had this before most days I get varying degrees of this. Please can you offer any advice for me. I am 5o female, non drinker non smoker and I eat well. Thank you





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    Hi - I had this problem so i went for a colonic irrigation. The hydrotherapist said the mucus is formed by my body as an intolenace to wheat, and by eating too much sugar. He gave me a course of pro-boitics (available from Boots / heath shop) and it has totally disappeared.

    i'v been constipated for a few years now on and off, this morning i went to the toilet and opened my bowels, when wiping myself i kept noticing this mucus sticky stuff, i stood up to check bowl and the mucus stuff was all around my poo. its really sticky and quiet a large amount of it. should i be concerned? help?





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    I have halved my size in the last year and a half. I now have excess skin at the top of my arms, legs, and stomach etc. Due to my weight loss, I now have excess skin , I now have folds in my skin, which is extremely sore and painful. Can I get any help with my excess skin? I'm in more pain now due to rashes and sores in my folds of skin that I was before I started loosing my excess weight. I have gone from wearing a ladies size 28, to wearing 18 -20 and still continue on the right road.





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    Hi there well done for your weight loss,i'm the same as you and have lost 11 stone in 8 months and now i'm in a size 16 to 18 close, which is good. I have applied through my Dr for help with getting the excess skin removed which is about 3 and a half stone. But sadly i have been turned down for NHS help due for there is no funding. I'm disabled and i have been told if i want it removed i will have to pay for it myself, sadly i don't have that kind of money. So sadly for me the excess skin has to stay. Good luck

    Hi i'm 17 and a girl. I have a lot of excess hair on my tummy, back etc. I also get excess sweating and have small breasts. I'm wondering if this is an imbalance in hormones and if theres something I can take to even it out ? or if it's something else? please help as i'm so self conscious of it all the time :(





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    Hi, I'm a 20 yearl old male and for about 2 years now (it might even be longer I can't recall not having this problem actually) I've been suffering with a sore, itchy anus. There has been a 'discharge' as well, sometimes it is a clear like liquid that won't stop, on bad days it has soaked through to my jeans. Other times it is a very pale yellow-green greasy mucus like build-up. It smells bad and has been very embarrasing for me, it also itches more when the mucus is there and sometimes that is unbearable. There is blood coming from my anus too but only after I pass a stool (I have checked my stool and it contains no blood). I'm too embarrased to go to my doctor could somebody please help me. Thank you.





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    These problms are more common than people think. No body talks about them though so people suffer in silence. Your doctor will be able to help.People go to doctor with These sorts of problems every week.

    I would go to the doctor asap, you would be surprised what they see everyday. You are just a human body to them nothing to be embarrassed about. or go straight to A&E when its bad and be seen by someone there.Must get it checked out though.

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    I am a 16 year old girl who has excess hair leading to my belly button, fortunately it is not as excessive as Anokhi's but it makes me feel extremely self conscious. I am on the contraceptive pill as I heard this can help with cases of excess hair. I was just wondering what pill Anokhi was on, if it was the same as mine and if mine would in fact help my excess hair problem. I am taking Ovranette. Thanks!





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    This is the exact same problem that I am suffering from. I am a 17 year old girl and I understand how self conscious you are! My excess hair runs in a straight line from the middle/bottom of my breasts down to my belly button. More hair runs to my pubic line but I have shaved from my belly button to that line. I also need help to get rid of this excess hair!! I think shaving will make it look worse. You are not alone!! Please help!

    Hi, I'm 19 and have 36 DD boobs, since having my son I went up to a 38 G. And since my boobs have come back down to a DD they are really sagging, when I lie down in bed they totally droop to the sides, not only do they droop but there is so much excess skin on them, when I where a bra all the excess skin crinkled up, it has already put a strain on my relationship because I won't be naked in front of him anymore. The same has happened with my stomach due to having an emergency C-section. I exercise & exercise but it sags, have lost all my baby weight but it still sags and I have some excess skin, is there anything I can do about this? I really want surgery but can't afford it. Its really making me feel depressed now, I have no self confidence what so ever x





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    My daughter is 3years old... has had chronic bowel problems since birth. (She had a Colidocal Cyst removed from her liver at 5 months which had 3/4 pint of fluid in!) She is so bright and intelligent but has really struggled with toilet training. She has always coughed up this thick gloopy, white mucus and was put on antibiotics from being approx 12 months. Sweat test came back negative. Consultant stopped antibiotics in Jan, thick mucus started again... tested it for cultures came back clear now they want to test for CF again. Help and advice please!!





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    Hi i had two sweat tests one was negative the last one posative. im 42 this year i hope your daughter is non Cf but i guess shes been so unwell you need answers. sputum maybe wouldnt show bugs so young? bowel stool is normaly sent away im sure ? i hope she picks up soon. avoid dairy food it makes me much worse! well i do have a little now and then..

    Sorry to hear about your Daughter, it must be such a worry for you. Suffering with C.F. myself, you usually get horrible yellow to green coloured sticky phelgm, it's rarely white, well, from my experience anyway! I've always thought that white mucus is good, & not infected, but I'll leave the diagnosis up to the medical professionals! Let's hope the tests come back negative for C.F. & you find out what is wrong with your Daughter, so that she can be offered treatment, if required, very soon .. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, your Daughter & your Family ... :+)

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    After a recent trip to spain where I drank from a tap, I have experienced large amounts of bloody mucus in my poo. It started with a yellow poo once, then re occuring blood and mucus.this is 10 days later after visit. Sometimes I pass just the mucus. I have absolutely no other symptoms, no cramps nothing. The poo has gone back to normal brown but still loads of mucus this is happening around 5 times a day, where as before I went every 2/3 days, normal healthy poo. I have extremely healthy diet and I'm normal weight for 40yr old female. I have researched every possible cause only thing similar is dysentry.





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    Hi, I have been suffering with a feeling of a lump in my throat, excess mucus and constant throat clearing. It is driving me mad. I was prescribed lanzsoprazole 10mg a day but it doesn't seem to work. I seem to get 1 or 2 fairly good days then 2or 3 bad. Any ideas?





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    It sounds like you have LPR aka silent reflux. An online search will help you find more useful tips for this condition. Use a wedge pillow at night to elevate your torso making it less likely for reflux to enter the throat.

    Hello, Thank you for your response. I was thinking it may be that, but have now doubled my dose of Lanzoprazole and it is ok for 1-2 days then I get hit with it again. My throat clearing seems to have got better but feels like something is there (intermittently). No trouble eating or drinking.

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    I'm 16, I have felt I have had discharge for ages. It varies from a white clear mucus to a yellowish,green mucus. It becomes very uncomfortable sometimes.





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    My symptoms; Inflamed stomach (feels bloated, painful and hard) Always feel sick(often throw up my food, if not I go in to hot sweats yet feel cold to touch) Tiredness and often out of breath Light headedness Constipation and diarrhoea alternating Mucus in faeces Cold producing a lot of mucus and coughing up mucus also Had bleeding but not often I have been referred by my go to have an ultrasound (not pregnant) and to see a gastroenterologist however ill have to wait until the end of July for this, can anyone shed some light ???





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    my husband has the same symptoms and theyve pretty much told him its crones disease, its so terrible sweety i hope amd pray they find you the right meds you need to be on but its a process that takes forever upper and lower G.I.(colonoscopies), xrays and stool samplings blood work all the time and now hes gotta swallow a pill camera that takes two weeks to get results. Its a dibilitating disease your in my prayers and I hope this helped. GOD BLESS YOU AND BE WITH YOU -Candice Justice :)

    It sounds a lot like Crohn's but there are other things it could be.... Colitis for example. Crohn's symptoms do include a lot of what you have been describing. I hope now that July has been and gone, you got some help and are on the road to treatment that will work well for you. Good luck.

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    I often have a mucus both in the middle of the pooh and on the outside its jelly like and some times theres loads of it. sometimes there is blood but my GP sais the mucus is just dead skin from possily recent piles they just dont want to seem to look into but this has been going on for over a year now.





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    I have diverticular disease and find it very painful. I pass alot of mucus and go to he toilet so many times a day I lose count. I have lost a lot of weight and I am now only weighing 6st 13. I have had this for over ten years and its getting worse. Can you suggest anything for the smelly mucus.





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    I know its normal to fart but when I do it occassionaly a mucus, creamy brown liquid comes out. Also when i poo lots of clear mucus comes out aswell. I dont think this is normal, please put my mind at rest! what is it?





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    Good point Rebecca. I recently had a stool with clear mucus attached. I felt fine and it looked fine, but I was a bit concerned about the presence of mucus. Is this indicative of anything?





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    Hi there i am 24 male since feb i have been passing white micus some times brown jelly with stool,i also some times Pass mucus by its self no stool.i have a very mild pain on my right and left side centre of my belly.i sometimes see mucus with blood.its now been more of a daily thing everyday when i go to the loo.i am worried sick it might be colon cancer or a serious health hazzard.i dont constapate or have bloated tummy just purr mucus everyday,also my anus hurts few minutes after i pass stool. My docs say it might b ibs. I let out lot of wind please csn someone help me on what it could be thank you





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    Hi I am 16, i just started masturbating and this is the 3rd time in 2 1/2 weeks that it was almost lemon custard yellow and as thick as mucus (similar to that of a runny nose when you sneeze the big globs of mucus) is this a concerning issue? What would fix this issue?





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    Some people like myself suffer bad breath as a result of a condition which affects the back of the nose(the point where your throat closes in order to swallow). A build up of mucus runs from the back of the nose and down the throat varying in consistency, and it's usually fairly constant. The mucus can vary from being thin like watert, to a thick, difficult to swallow mucus. A glad in the head over produces this mucus as a protection. Different things can trigger it. For some it may be during summer when they suffer more due to pollen. Unfortunately, I think I'm allergic to damp old Britain so I have it year round, unless I go on holiday abroad to a drier climate. The condition is called Catarrh, or Post Nasal Drip. There are a variety of ways to treat it from saline nasal douching to laser surgery. My fear with surgery is that unless the gland that produces the mucus is removed, it will carry on producing the mucus, and any effect surgery may have will only be temporary, however I've not researched surgery so my fears could be completely unfounded. I'm looking to buy an electric, nasal and sinus cleanser which uses a saline solution called a Sinupulse. I've read up about it and it looks promising. If anyone has any other suggestions, I'd really like to hear.





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    That electric treatment sounds good. I'm 18 and have been suffering with this for as long as I can remember. I wake up daily to a mouth covered in mucus and m constantly throwing up mucus in the toilet probably twice a day which is really not the way I want to be living my life. I have been to my GP countless times with them telling me to use every spray under the sun with no luck. I even had my adenoids removed and this, if anything I think made matters worse. I hope to go to university and definitely cannot cope with this any longer. I know it's not life threatening but it really affects my quality of life. I've looked into acupuncture but am a little worried as I've read that one could be placed in the wrong position and could cause death but maybe I'm just being too paranoid. I find that taking a daily anti histamine allergy reliefs tablet helps especially during pollen season as I suffer from it all year round If anyone can help me I would be so grateful

    My number 2 changes constantly yellow, brown, soft,hard mucus,no mucus?? I have had various tests but the doctor said I was too young for a coloscopy aged 26??? After feeling my stomach he signed me off and I've never heard anything since!,, iv suffered with on and off cramping and bloating for years but feel well most of the time is this ok?





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    Find another doctor!

    It could be IBS, get doctor to take another look.

    Siince november i have had mucus around my stool, also i have noticed that my stools have a reddish tint and sometimes it looks like blood in the mucus although im not to sure? Im 28 years old. I also get bad tummy pains that can last for a few days then dissaper, my stools are sometimes loose and sometimes hard? Any ideas? Thankyou.





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    I suffer from ulcerative colitis since five years and a half and I take 800 mg tablets Osakol six tablets a day, and does not have bloody diarrhea and there is no high temperature and Do not wake up to go to the bathroom Stool three times in the morning and sometimes four with the presence of mucus on the stool and mucus color is yellow or black From the beginning of March 2015 Worked Analysis calprotectin and results in March and John and September analysis conducted respectively 28-162-528 Currently the doctor request to increase Osakol tablets to six discs againwant to reassure the descent of black mucus risk knowing that I worked telescope from a year ago and had the same symptoms and the suspension of the doctor was excellent I want to reassure the descent of black mucus risk?





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    I have a similar thing. I have had it for three years. I have been to the doctors twice ,but they just frown and look at me as aif I am mad. I did insist on a test for poo in the stool but it came back as clear. Please can Dr Christian reply to this as this has been worrying me also for some time. I am usually constipated. My poos are dark brown with a white mucus, orange stringy stuff and some times what looks like excess dark brown bile. GPs only seem concerned about diarrhea and bleeding.

    I get mucus quite a lot. I suffer with a mixture of c and d, and sometimes if i'm constipated, i'll have the feeling of going to the loo and i'll only pass mucus. Sometimes its like white colour other times its brown, it also happens when i pass tiny stools when i'm constipated. Is it normal to have it?





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    I noticed a lot of mucus in my stools and I have a lot of wimd and my stools are mostly very soft, long and thin. My doctor referred me to hospital and I had a colonoscopy which did not show any problem. The situation continues, I get a sudden urge and have to rush to loo. I wear pads all the time as I can pass mucus at any time . I cannot control it.





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    Hi I have some unpleasant bowel stuff going on, for about 10 years I have had a problem with a mucus discharge from my anus, it is very itchy and sometimes acidic. It often is tainted with faeces. More recently my stool has become very dark and has the consistency of modelling clay (it smears down the back of the loo- but there is no blood apparent), I feel bloated much of the time, and the need to go to the toilet has gone from once a day (normally), to two to three times a day (but with an urgency element about it). Does anyone have any ideas what this may be? and how I can stop it, or at least relieve the mucus?





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    I have halved my size in the last year and a half. I now have excess skin at the top of my arms, legs, and stomach etc. Due to my weight loss, I now have excess skin , I now have folds in my skin, which is extremely sore and painful. Can I get any help with my excess skin? I'm in more pain now due to rashes and sores in my folds of skin that I was before I started loosing my excess weight. I have gone from wearing a ladies size 28, to wearing 18 -20 and still continue on the right road.





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    Dont stress this is completely normal, it sounds like you are starting to ovulate. The body naturally produces cervical mucus (this makes it more slippery and so easier when do start having sex). The cervical mucus is clear and can be sticky, some people say its like egg white. Sounds yucky but its just what you body does!

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