Hi, I've been stripping that slimey cotton ball stuff from my intestines for years. I first had a proper look at it in prob 2009/2010.
I had some analysed at a few different labs. The first lab just used a regular microscope and then I saw an infectious diseases specialist who had it analysed under a scanning electron microscope at a hospital, which is about as good as it gets in terms of microscopy. Each time they said it was just mucus. Although with the electron microscope results they said they did see some yeast cells here and there but no large candida colonies living in a biofilm, which I'm convinced is what it is.
I also believe that most of it actually comes from the small intestine. One of the most debilitating symptoms of my candida problem was the constant anal itching. I believe this slime causes that itching. It is most likely because it is highly alkaline and irritates the perianal skin, which is normally acidic. When candida proliferates it produces ammonia to make its environment alkaline, which it prefers. This is why the good bacteria of the microbiome produce acids. As it keeps candida in its planktonic form and prevents it from forming a biofilm.
I suffered with that itching from 1991 (15 years old) to 2012 when I started stripping lots of that slime using enteric coated pancreatin and ox bile. I believe the pancreatin has the most effect though. Eventually the itching declined to a point that I hardly ever feel it anymore, although I try to stay on a pretty strict diet.
One analysis of a candida biofilm that I read determined that it was made up of about 32% glucose. This is most likely why the itching used to increase so immensely when I would break from the diet and eat or drink sugary stuff.
The candida around the rest of my body dies off when I strip that stuff, however I'm now convinced that the only way to get rid of it for good and restore the balance is to do a faecal transplant using the top down approach. I'm prob going to make up my own capsules once I find a suitable donor. Commercial probiotics cant restore the microbiome (bacteria) as they have lost the ability to permanently adhere to the intestinal wall. Eventually these bacteria will be available in capsules produced commercially which will be a godsend for all people with intestinal issues.
Hope this helps.