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Hello im a 60 yr old lady who began to have problems with my bowel during lockdown .mostly constipation .ive had several polyps removed from the age of 32 onwards the last one bieng six years ago .i am due a clonoscopy wich was put on hold during pandemic. I began to have leakage of fluid after bowel movements and was given fybogel wich has made me more regular and my motions softer my concern is i have a great deal of mucous in my stool and was wondering is this an effect of the fybogel im really very anxious and may have too wait some time for colonoscopy due to this awfull pandemic thankyou for listening

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Hello Octogon , Thank you for posting in Colon Cancer Connected and I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms and the anxiety that it is causing.

Have you been able to have a follow-up appointment with the specialist, even if it is a virtual visit?

We have seen that wait times for colonoscopy vary not just by county, or city, but even by hospital or institution. Many have set their own guidelines as far as what is considered to be necessary vs. what can be put 'on hold'. I hope that you will not need to wait much longer, and would encourage you to share with your specialist just how much this waiting for the colonoscopy is causing you distress. There may or may not be anything that the doctor can do as far as getting you screened sooner, but it is worth asking.

Colon Cancer Connected does not give our medical advice, but we post and comment based on our own experiences, and it should never replace seeking medical treatment.

We have seen a number of posts where mucus ends up being related to some type of inflammation or infection. Perhaps you could contact your specialist and ask what the possible reasons for mucus would be? Again, I would stress that by sharing with your doctor the anxiety you are experiencing, there may be a middle ground - if not a full colonoscopy, are they performing flexible sigmoidoscopy? While this would only show the lower portion of the colon, it could help determine the cause for the mucus, and would at least be a start to figuring out what is causing your symptoms.

In these strange times of the pandemic - we do see that some hospitals or facilities are not always consistent in their rules or that their rules change based on the current covid infection rate in your town/city or even active cases in the hospital. So persistence can pay off as well as a bit of honesty with your doctor that the waiting is causing you anxiety. Can't hurt to ask.

Have you ever checked out these two active and wonderful groups on HealthUnlocked?

If not, it may be worth a post, particularly around the mucus that you are experiencing.

Please keep us posted and if you need any encouragement to make that call, we're here for that, too!

~Nicole, GCCA Staff Member & Colon Cancer Connected Site Administrator.

Just a reminder - this group is here to offer support, share experiences, and offer our thoughts - but this is not medical advice, and you should always consult your medical professional(s). Additionally, for all emergencies, seek urgent medical care, never delay.

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