• g.duncan g.duncan
    December 11, 2010
    What causes painful diarrhea with mucus?
    g.duncan g.duncan
    December 11, 2010

    What would cause stomach bloating and intestinal pain followed by diarrhea with a pink mucus fishy smelling bowel movement?  I also need to go directly after putting anything into my system.
    I had colitis at age 28 but it went away and has never returned; I am now 60.



  • Elizabeth Roberts
    Health Guide
    December 15, 2010
    Elizabeth Roberts
    Health Guide
    December 15, 2010

    Hi G,


    As far as I know, UC doesn't ever really go away. It can go into remission, but from what I've read and have been told by doctors there is no cure; therefore, it can always be lurking in the background. If the symptoms or pain are bad enough I would think it's time to talk to a gastroenterologist. And given your age and history of UC, if you haven't had a colonoscopy in the last ten years it's probably time for you to have one to screen for cancer and to now see if your UC is in a flare - be sure they take biopsies during the procedure.


    Given your history this is my best advice. But, there are any number of other reasons that can cause pain, bloating, and diarrhea. Either way I think its best you make an appointment to see your doctor.


    Best to you,


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