What is the deal with all the mucus??? Is it from healing or what? Scary stuff! How long approx does it last? Lorie
My medical oncologist told me that the mucous was caused by the sloughing off of the lining of my intestines, due to radiation damage. Think of it as skin peeling after a burn, just like we experience on the outside--only this is on the inside. You may have mucous show up from time to time. I still get it occasionally, although not very often, even 3+ years out. Right after treatment ended, I went through a lot of pantyliners trying to keep the stuff from my underwear. I know it's not pleasant, but it will ease up in time.
1 year post op
Still have bouts of mucus and extreme urgency of BM.
As prev. stated on post I am sure this is a healing process. Nasty but ...hey we are alive right?
Just carry extra underware and wear panty liners (males and females)
Mucus seems to slow down as you heal (for me anyway) Sometimes clear, sometimes bloody and sometimes tinged with fecal matter. None of my doctors seem to