Do you feel you might be suffering from mucus threads in urine? Have you ever wondered what it might be? Many people have discovered that they suffer from this condition, which affects the membrane between the bladder and urethra. This condition has no known cure and is not really life-threatening.
The main symptom associated with this condition is unbearable itching. Other symptoms include discomfort in the abdomen, lower back pain, and even pain in the kidneys. It can be caused by an infection or a complication of another disease. In rarer cases, it can also be a symptom of chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, pancreatitis, hepatitis, encephalitis, psoriasis, withdrawal symptoms from certain medicines like acetaminophen, aspirin, and other anti-inflammatory medicines.
Normally, mucus gets blocked in the bladder because of the release of a large amount of urine, which usually happens at urination. When there is a lot of urine being produced, bacteria are trapped inside the bladder causing the inflammation of the bladder walls. As a result, the bacteria start to multiply. Small particles of debris then start collecting at these points and form into a mucus-like substance. This type of condition is known as excessive mucus threading in the urinary tract.
Mucus can also cause various types of side effects like stomach ache, fever, indigestion, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, irritability, nasal drip, and excessive urination. When these symptoms occur along with a sudden change in the color of the urine, then this is considered to be serious. The most common cause for this condition is the presence of a kidney stone in the body. Other than kidney stone disease, excess secretion of mucus from the lungs can also be the reason. When this condition occurs along with symptoms like diarrhea, gas or bloating, excessive urination, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting, it is better to visit a doctor immediately.
There is yet another type of condition that can cause these symptoms… Colonic spasms. When there is an involuntary spasm caused by the spasms that accompany an unsuccessful urinalysis, it is called a colonic spasm. When it causes a burning sensation in the abdomen, it is called a bowel obstruction. If you have had a colonoscopy and your doctor has detected this kind of obstruction, it is best to consult a family physician…
What exactly causes irritable bowel syndrome is unknown. What doctors do know is that the symptoms they are experiencing are somehow connected to the intestines themselves. When they become irritated or infected, they can sometimes produce “colored” mucus threads in their urine…the threads may appear in the form of blood-red, blood-tinged, mucus-like substance. These threads could be produced by any number of different conditions…for instance, if there is an injury to the lower intestine, the patient may suffer from diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, or other abdominal pains.
What kind of tests will a family physician perform in order to find out the cause of these mucus threads in urine maybe? First, an exam will be performed: a series of blood and/or stool samples will be drawn. The doctor will look for inflammation (erythema), evidence of inflammation near the anus (pus formation), and signs of infection. If any of these signs are present, then further testing will be necessary.
The best treatment, however, is prevention. That’s why it’s important to drink plenty of cranberry juice on a daily basis. Cranberry juice contains a compound called pectin, which helps prevent various gastrointestinal ailments such as irritable bowel disease and its side effects. Drinking cranberry juice may even help a person avoid some of the common diseases that cause mucus threads in urine…for example, having a bowel obstruction, or having polyps in the colon.