Sorry to buck the trend ladies, but I have been getting exactly the same symptoms. For the last week I've been passing stools with a tinge of bloody mucus. I was also concerned about all the words of doom and gloom on the web as well, but it could be as little as just from an anal fissure...... or cancer. Quite frankly, I just want to know what the problem is, and get treatment. I'm not about to go to my doctor to be treated as an experimental case until they finally figure out what's wrong. I normally wouldn't mind such a thing, but I live in France now, and as a native English speaker, it's actually pretty difficult just communicating simple things like, 'I've been getting a headache', let alone 'I've been getting an infrequent dull clutching pain periodically, but nothing else has been prevalent in the last two years. Try explaining THAT in another language when your best attempt at asking for bread ends up confusing the retail assistant! I want to know whether anyone here has been to, or spoken to an expert about this condition? What, if any, advice has been given?
I've also found a site that suggested the condition could also be due to a bacterial or parasitic infestation. Has anyone found that that was their diagnosis?