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  1. #11
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    Re: Having a blip about bowel cancer

    Anyone had white bits on their stools? Been checking them looking for blood and noticed white bits like mucus the last few times. Not googling that because I know what it will tell me.

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    Re: Having a blip about bowel cancer

    Mucus is very common in ibs, I don't think you need to worry about it.

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    Re: Having a blip about bowel cancer

    Thanks. It's just the fact that it was white and a couple of bits of it and it's been in the last few stools. I don't even know if that's a symptom of what I'm worried about I'm too scared to check. I took a picture for my GP - I'm sure he'll love me for that!

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    Re: Having a blip about bowel cancer

    Best to flush and go. Once you start the "examination" process it becomes a habit which is hard to break.

    You'll get your blood test results soon but honestly, what you are describing sounds very typical of IBS.

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    Re: Having a blip about bowel cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1985 View Post
    Thanks. It's just the fact that it was white and a couple of bits of it and it's been in the last few stools. I don't even know if that's a symptom of what I'm worried about I'm too scared to check. I took a picture for my GP - I'm sure he'll love me for that!
    Mucus can vary in colour. I've had mucus on and off over the last 30 years,I find it's more apparent when my stools are harder and when i'm constipated and straining. I really feel for you as bowel cancer has been my biggest fear for the last 16 years. I hope you can get past this fear.

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    Re: Having a blip about bowel cancer

    Thanks for the replies. Going for the not checking approach. I had blood tests yesterday so will have results Friday hopefully

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    Re: Having a blip about bowel cancer

    Good for you! Nip this in the bud before it takes a hold? You are having a blip and are suggestible to anything at the moment. Be firm with yourself and hold out for your blood test results.

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    Re: Having a blip about bowel cancer

    Update - bloods all came back normal so I'm not anemic. Hence my worry about BC was unfounded.

    That's me getting my head back out of the hole again and trying to get back to normal. Hopefully this was just a blip

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    Re: Having a blip about bowel cancer

    Very good news! This was just a blip, Chris. You are healthy with a normal blood count. Enjoy your baby when he/she arrives!!

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