mucus, sure. but EXTRA mucus?

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Dan asks:

When I farted, a bunch of mucus came out. I wasn't sure if it was mucus or not; it had no color to it and it was clear, almost like water except it was a little thicker. Do you know if this is OK? What could have caused it? Sometimes when I make a bowel movement, the same thing will happen. Thanks!

Dear Dan,

Thanks for the question!

If it is just an occasional thing, I would just say "Hmmm" and not think anything of it at all. Sometimes mucus just comes out of there for no particular reason.

But if this represents a significant change in your bowel habits and it is persisting, you should present your ass to a real doctor and get it checked out.

Good luck!

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

Got a question for her?

14 Comments on "mucus, sure. but EXTRA mucus?"

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Too much mucus may be an allergic reaction.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

POOPOLA's picture

Where is poo nurse these days/

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

I have no idea. Wish she'd come back.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

This title just CRACKS me UP! It sounds like a little old Jewish man at a deli or something. "Lox? Sure, but EXTRA lox? Oy!"

Anomalous Coward's picture
k 500+ points

"...present your ass to a real doctor..." I just about choked to death on my lunch when I read that. What a word picture!

"In grateful appreciation for services rendered, we the citizens of Shit City present you with..."

"You shouldn't have. Really."

DungDaddy's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

Shouldv'e tasted the "mucus."

fartqueen's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

I like to call this"BUTT BOOGERS!AACCHHOO!,Anyone have a kleenex?"

Me too!'s picture

Oh my god. I get the same thing too.
Its sometimes yellowly clear with little specks of poo in it....

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

I've been having a problem with butt snot since my gallbladder removal. The butt snot was such a problem for a while after surgery that sometimes all I'd poop was a toilet bowl full of brown snot. I asked the surgeon about it and he said things are just readjusting in there without the extra bile to speed things along. Eventually it should calm down. Fortunately, it's starting to get much less frequent.

Thus, another reason to add to the list of things that cause butt snot. Gallbladder absence or malfunction.

What if everyone farted at once?

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward's picture

So, for the past week I have been having problems being able to go poo. I noticed it hurts a little, like the chills kind of when I have to go, and little to nothing comes out, but i noticed there was mucus attached to what did come out, and now even if nothing comes out, and i wipe, there is still mucus.

I haven't really had any other symptoms,except my appetite has increased a little, and i may have lost some weight, and sometimes i get a little throbbing pain down there but other than that nothing. it's not like i'm bloated or anything.

this is very unusual for me because i have never had a problem pooping,

Icing squeeze's picture

Sometimes when I eat a lot of fiber, like today when I ate 4 bowls of Fiber one and two bowls of Frosted Mini Wheat plus some kabobs with lots of veggies and some broccoli, I encounter some very smooshy farts. I unloaded in my pants today without meaning to. Good thing I was at home. It is kind of like that hot icing you get to put on your ready to bake cinnamon roles, the orange kind with little specks. I think it's normal and just comes from an extra huge dose of fiber. Can go on for a while though. It smells like your underwear smells when you've ran for a few miles in the hot sun, eaten a huge onion hamburger and then ran back home. It's great for parties.

Anonymous Coward's picture

mucous is a lubricant found in the intestines. sometimes if you dont have to go and sit on the toilet and press thats all that will come out. also if irritate the anus it secretes this. could be sign of ibs though.

Cheeky's picture

Anonymous Coward's post of November 16, 2009, is correct. Your colon produces mucus to help move the stool along. This seems to be more pronounced in people with IBS (I have this).

I have noticed it happens more frequently when I am suffering from allergies or viral things that cause mucus in my lungs and sinuses. We do not realize just how much snot we swallow (especially those of us who try to maintain an air of prestige by not hocking a loogie in public), and I am sure sometimes this passes through in its original form.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Are you sure it just wasn't semen from another man?

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