New Symptom...Please help!

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 6/1/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a resection in October of last year and was feeling great.  The past two weeks I have noticed that my "crohns" pain has returned and over the past few days I have noticed blood in my stool along with having to go about 10 times a day.
I have had CD for five years and never had blood in my stool so I am kinda freaking out.  Last night there was a lot, but I am not feeling pain when I go to the bathroom. I am going to the see the GI tomorrow.
I know I am in a flare but I am wondering if anyone has experienced this during a flare.  Even with all my previous flares, I never bled.
26 year old female
 Married to the most loving and supportive man
Just Graduted with my Master's Degree in Social Work
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2004 after my gallbladder was removed 
Been on Prednisone, Asacol, and Remicade (became allergic to Remicade)
Too many flare ups to count
Been hospitalized five times in the past year (thank you morphine)
Had Bowel Resection October 1st, 2008 (18 inches of small intestine was taken out)
Currently in remission but still taking Imuran
Couldn't do it without my family, especially my mom
Have the greatest doctor in the world and will fight this disease til the end!

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 6/1/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I bleed really badly during a flare...I'll go literally about ten times every hour I'm awake and most every time it's just a big bowl of blood I'm left looking at. I've had to get two blood transfusions from it.
I think a lot of people bleed which makes sense since considering how severe inflammation can get.
I hope you guys can find out what exactly is going and get the proper treatment. I'm really sorry that's happening to you..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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