Mucus Bowel Movement
When you have a cold, your nose produces mucus. Bowel movements can also contain mucus but how does this occur? To learn the answer, you should first learn about the body’s natural immune response.
The Immune System
The lymph nodes play a major role in the immune response. Comprising small tissue masses at various parts of the body, the lymph nodes contain protective cells. When an infectious agent invades the body, a number of the infectious cells will invariably pass through the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes destroy any harmful organisms unlucky enough to swim in blood filtered through any one of these biological devices.
Lymph nodes do not produce mucus and bowel movement contents will not indicate what has filtered through the lymph nodes. The mucus bowel movement connection centers on what happens if the lymph nodes fail to destroy all of the harmful, invading cells.
When an infectious agent such as a bacteria or virus manages to overcome the lymph nodes, the body launches the next phase of its immune response. An increased blood flow to the infected area supplies infection-fighting cells with additional oxygen and nutrients.
While cells fight the infectious agent, special fluids, and antibacterial and anti-toxic proteins accumulate in that part of the body. Cells in the region attacked by the infectious agent become inflamed. The tissue swells and becomes warm and tender to the touch.
As the immune response continues to kill the infectious agent and to destroy the infected tissue, a small cavity begins to form. That cavity becomes filled with fluid, infection-fighting cells and dead white blood cells. The content of that cavity is a pus-like substance—a type of mucus. A mucus bowel movement will obviously contain that pus-like substance, especially if the cavity has formed in the lower GI tract.
Finding Mucus in a Bowel Movement
If the infectious agent has lodged in the large intestine, the intestinal contents are apt to contain traces of the mucus. Bowel movement from the colon would then test positive for mucus, but how can a diagnostic test detect the presence of a mucus bowel movement? If the above-mentioned fluid-filled cavity is in the large intestine, the mucus becomes buried in one or more bowel movements.
Any mucus bowel movement would contain the anti-toxic and antibacterial proteins as well, and diagnostic tests can detect such proteins. In this way, diagnostic tests can check for evidence of the mucus bowel movement connection. Bacterial cultures, using samples of a mucus-containing bowel movement, can then be used to produce large quantities of antibody.
The antibody produced in the laboratory provides material for the diagnostic kit. If the mucus contains an antibacterial protein, that protein will bind to the antibody in the kit. In this way, medical personnel can test for the presence of a mucus bowel movement connection in comparison to a group of symptoms.
Breaking the Mucus Bowel Movement Connection
If a diagnostic test produces evidence of mucus bowel movement symptoms, there is a likely chance the colon contains a pus-filled cavity as previously described. Such a patient would certainly want to remove that pus from his or her lower GI tract.
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