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Trouble down below....what's going on????

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fassbendersmistress Tue 19-Aug-14 21:38:08

Ok, so I have been putting up with this for several months and know I need to get it checked but wanted to scout MN opinion this evening.

I have been passing mucous from back passage for months. It's mostly clear, occasionally discoloured greeny/yellow/brown. I have also noticed that when I strain (often as I have been constipated on and off for a while) a red bulge drops down, goes back up itself afterwards. I don't have any discomfort or pain apart from constantly feeling like I haven't fully emptied my bowels. On a few occasions there is some bright red blood on the loo paper.

I know I need to see the GP, making appt tomorrow but wanted to see if anyone can shed any light or prepare me for what GP might say or do? (Bum exam???)


fassbendersmistress Tue 19-Aug-14 21:44:08

Hmmm, have just checked again using mirror and it doesn't look like a lump or mass, but I think it looks like 'inside' coming down? Could it be a prolapse? DC is 18 months and if I'm honest, things back there have not felt quite normal since I had him...

mineofuselessinformation Tue 19-Aug-14 21:45:28

It sounds like a rectal prolapse. See your gp and get it sorted. Good luck!

Purplevicki Tue 19-Aug-14 21:46:29


MistletoeBUTNOwine Tue 19-Aug-14 21:52:14

Sounds like a pile (haemorrhoid) from straining.
And the mucus is also from being constipated. It helps lubricate the stool to pass through.

Drink plenty of water, increase fibre intake and do more exercise plus maybe some OTC laxatives for a little while smile

fassbendersmistress Tue 19-Aug-14 22:04:57

Thanks for the the replies.

I already drink lots of water, plenty of fibre and I run a lot, as I have been consciously trying to do something about the constipation.

Off to GP then...awkward but necessary. Had a CS with DS and thought prolapses were usually associated with vaginal delivery. That said, I'm quite small and light and DS was a good 8lbs. Maybe the weight bearing down caused it.

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