• discharge
  • Frequently medical sources do not differentiate between the two types of discharge, instead using the general term mucopurulent discharge, which, strictly speaking, should only be used to refer to a discharge that contains both mucus and pus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mucous discharges can be thought of in three broad categories: Normal physiologically produced mucus Inappropriately expressed physiologically produced mucus (e.g. in the presence of sphincter defects, or lesions preventing normal sphincter closure, allowing seepage or soiling) Mucus produced in pathological quantities (e.g. from a lesion, or generalized coloproctitis or as a result of bacterial overgrowth) A mucous rectal discharge may be blood-streaked. (wikipedia.org)
  • Note: "mucus" is a noun, used to name the substance itself, and "mucous" is an adjective, used to describe a discharge. (wikipedia.org)
  • The differential diagnosis of rectal discharge is extensive, but the general etiological themes are infection and inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • This type of lesion may not cause discharge intrinsically, but instead allow transit of liquid stool components and mucus. (wikipedia.org)
  • mucous
  • Mucinous" strictly speaking refers to something having a mucin-like attribute, but it often is used interchangeably with the word "mucous" (as mucus usually contains a high percentage of mucin). (wikipedia.org)
  • colon
  • Mucus coats the walls of the colon in health, functioning as a protective barrier and also to aid peristalsis by lubrication of stool. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • With some conditions, the blood can be homogenously mixed with the mucus, creating a pink goo. (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • The good news is that Rectal Prolapse can often be successfully treated. (coregood.co.nz)
  • While the examination and diagnosis of certain ano-rectal disorders could be challenging, but it is a matter of concern that the physical examination of the anorectum is often inadequately performed in general clinical practice. (spotidoc.com)
  • Treatment
  • 107 (8): 323 331 323 REVIEW A review of ano-rectal disorders and their treatment Gupta PJ Gupta Nursing Home, Nagpur, [email protected] Abstract This article describes the techniques of diagnosis and office-based interventions. (spotidoc.com)