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What does clear discharge after a bowel movement indicate?

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after a bowel movement i have a clear or bowel dischage.only a few drops, like i did not clean myself well is there some over counter creams i can use
Posted Thu, 13 Feb 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 9 minutes later
Brief Answer: Mucus. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Clear discharge after a bowel movement is a mucus. Intestinal cells constantly produce the mucus to help with stool passage. However when there is too much of mucus, it starts being noticeable. It can indicate constipation(due to bacterial infection, bad diet, medicines like ca-blockers, hypothyroidism) or some more serious issues like a large intestine polyp or even colon cancer. As you are over the age of 50, such symptoms should be checked with colonoscopy. Stool tests, blood work, thyroid tests should be also done. In a meanwhile please try to increase fiber rich products and mineral water intake. Start probiotic supplementation. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.
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Follow-up: What does clear discharge after a bowel movement indicate? 26 hours later
I had thease test run two years ago, everything were fine then, I had blood work XXXXXXX six month ago every thing were fine, I had a urine test done two month ago I had a bladder infection, does this have anything to do with my problem. What do you sugust
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 39 minutes later
Brief Answer: . Detailed Answer: Ok, so you have the worst issues ruled out. That is good. No need to repeat this tests. Colonoscopy should be done every 10 years. Urinary bladder infection does not cause mucus discharge. So this seems not related. Please try to modify your diet. Increase fiber rich products, mineral water intake and start probiotic supplementation. It should help with the discharge. Regards.
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What kind of probiotic supplementation do you recommend
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 9 minutes later
Brief Answer: . Detailed Answer: Any probiotic containing L.acidophilus (can be with L.casei) bacteria will be good. It can be even yogurt. Regards.
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