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I am 76 year old female. I had a colonoscopy 2 months ago…

I am 76 year...

I am 76 year old female. I had a colonoscopy 2 months ago everything was fine. About 3 or 4 was ago I started diarrhea. It comes off & on. Between times I have a lot of gas and when I go to bathroom I wipe a jelly type substance. What does this sound like?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

INo I have not seen a Dr. yet. Keep thinking it will get better. I had cataract surgery for the past 3 weeks using antibiotics drops & steroid drops. Other medicine been taking for years. Blood pressure & allergy.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Not allergic to any medicine.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No just high blood pressure & allergies

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How is your usual bowel habit?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Very Good before this happened.

Do you pass stool everyday?

How is its consistency now?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I pass stool everyday. Consistency is good up until this started. I started taking fiber pills to put more fiber in my diet. Could I have become lactose intolerant.

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
The jelly like substance is mucus.
Leaking of mucus is usually harmless.
Leaking of mucus can occur in constipation.
Infection, inflammation like inflammatory bowel diseases, growth are also produce excess mucus to leak.
Hemorrhoid or fissure can cause it.
As your colonoscopy was normal, those conditions should not be there.
Sometimes, there can be laxity of anal sphincter.
Fiber can be a factor.
Please do not worry.

You can reduce the amount of fiber.
If the symptom continues, I would advise to inform your doctor during next visit.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank You I hope I only paid for this one visit. I do not want a membership.

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