Pic - is this amount of blood normal?

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NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/12/2008 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
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I do not have diarrhea or any pain at all. I just have blood. My doctor said it is normal with UC and Crohn's, but I am wondering what you think. I am on Asacol, iron tablets, and Prilosec now.
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
Right now (which is not working) after bleeding everyday in BMs: Prednisone (30mg to taper off of for 6 weeks, Azathioprine, Controloc, Potassium, Iron, Multi-Vitamin


PaloPalo78
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   Posted 12/12/2008 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Do you feel tired ? , are you generally well

when did you start taking the pred again ? .. maybe it hasnt kicked in yet

what dose of aza are you taking , have you recently started taking this ?

if im having a flare i would normally see that amount of blood but i would also have some pain , be unsure if i need the loo , feel sweaty , anxious and have less energy

be interested to see what other think


Cookie's Wife
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   Posted 12/12/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I have Crohn's Colitis (Crohn's disease that's strictly in the colon) and have alot more blood then that when I flare and my GI doesn't bat in eye about it. I usually pass all blood and no stool. That's when I know I have/having a flare. Even when I'm not flaring at times I still pass some blood...not often, but I still do. When I tell others that I pass blood they seem more concerned then my GI. I've come to accept that during a flare it's 'normal' for me to pass blood. I also know that when I'm passing blood and possibly going into a flare that my meds may not be working. Maybe it's a sign that the Asacol isn't working??

Hang in there!
~April~
 
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NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/12/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
400mg of Asacol. I am wondering if it is normal to have this amount of blood if you are in remission. Can anyone tell me?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
Right now (which is not working) after bleeding everyday in BMs: Prednisone (30mg to taper off of for 6 weeks, Azathioprine, Controloc, Potassium, Iron, Multi-Vitamin


Cookie's Wife
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   Posted 12/12/2008 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
For me...yes it's normal, either in a flare or not. (To me being in remission and not flaring are two totally differnet things. I haven't experienced remission in about 6yrs.) Everyone is different when it comes to Crohn's. For me, passing blood is considered normal so no one freaks out anymore. For others it's not normal. If it's new for you then I would continue to talk to your GI about your concerns.
~April~
 
"A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek Him in order to find her..." <3

 



NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/12/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
From January to 2005 to summer of 2008, I pretty much had blood sometimes. Since the summer when I was off Asacol for about 2 days, I started to bleed everyday since then to today.
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/12/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
been doing that much and sometimes more for the better part of 3 years. But I have to wonder if you have internal hemmies, check your c scope report..
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/12/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Haha me too Kasper I am curious but can't bring myself to click. I guess I am a bit of a wussy at times.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Vin
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   Posted 12/12/2008 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats a pretty small amount of blood. However, surely, it'd be best if you weren't bleeding because that indicates something is open, which then means you are prone to infection. Try and eat some blander foods and take some probiotics if you aren't. sometimes i bleed if i drink too much alcohol, eat some things that don't agree with my stomach(buffulo sauce), or take certain antibiotics.

I don't think its normal to bleed no matter how small. when i am in remission i never bleed or even note that anything is wrong.
History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.  Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum.  Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: Coming out of flare -9/19/08 - now|Salmonella - 11/15/08 - 11-29-08|Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 4 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 5 mg (tapering)|6mp 50 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .275 mg (tapering through water titration)|Trazodone 50 mg|Doxycycline 200 mg
 
 
 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 12/13/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
That blood is pretty bright red and makes me wonder if it is from Hemmoroids. Many of us have them. I did look at the picture and can say that it is a first on this site to have someone post a pic:)
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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