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LondonRed
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   Posted 8/16/2008 11:38 PM (GMT -7)   
It looks like the steroids and the pentassa has stopped working after a few days after initially completely getting rid of the bleeding and diarrhoea symptoms earlier this week. I am now on day 5 and I noticed a small speck of blood on the tissue and maybe a a small tinge on one of my stools. The diarrhoa has disappeared and I am now having 2 bowel movements a day. Is it just a little lapse or does some spotting show up from time to time?
 
I'd love to just be on Mesazaline but it looks like it isn't working again.
 
I am not having D but the stools are softer and dispersing more. The fact is though they do make a large plop (TMI) when then they drop so I guess they are solid BM's. I have been 4 times already today and it was down to 2 the last few days - maybe the anxiety with the blood is making my IBS play up too. Life sucks sometimes but we have to be grateful to God for what we have.
 
My GI just emailed this to me:
 
Please do not attribute any tinge of blood with your inflammation. Frequency of motions and consistency of stools are the major determinents of colonic inflammation. So I think you are doing well. Please stop thinking of more aggressive medications as we donot know the future and the diagnosis is far from 100%.


Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis with no Granuloma
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)

Post Edited (LondonRed) : 8/17/2008 8:52:58 AM (GMT-6)


Roni
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   Posted 8/17/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   

I wouldn't worry about a tiny amount of blood.

Being on pred, we all know how strong food cravings and hunger can get, but be careful what you eat. Stay away from processed food/drinks and all sugar products. Also, try eating sourdough bread, it's easier on the tummy than other grains. Are you taking a probiotic? A good multi probiotic like Garden of Life Primal Defense helps a lot too.

If you combine a natural diet with your meds and even throw in a probiotic, it should help even more with your symptoms.

Nanners
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   Posted 8/17/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Could be the blood is just from a internal or external hemi. Your stools are firmer now and they could be scratching the hemi and causing a small droplet of blood.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


LondonRed
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   Posted 8/17/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I do have small hemmies but I doubt they bleed at all, they never normally do. I am taking a probiotic and also just ordered the Aloelite which is supposed to be good, anyone else heard of it?

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis with no Granuloma
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)


Nanners
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   Posted 8/17/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not had blood passed in years since I was first diagnosed. Until...............about a week ago. I had a good teaspoon or more of bright red blood. I did not strain, push or anything. And have since strain, pushed etc. and now no blood. The amount you described definetly sounds like irritation to hemi type blood. If you are concerned I would call your doc.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


LondonRed
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   Posted 8/17/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I get some soft stools and go a maximum of 5 times a dat but the main flare issue for me is bleeding. That really freaks me out.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis with no Granuloma
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)

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