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Peace08
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   Posted 7/16/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone,
just wanted some advise on what to do. I have had blood in my stools for about two weeks now, the blood was red. I even bleed when I release wind. I have not visited the doctor because I have an appointment with my GI on tuesday. Except now I have this severe pain every time I have a BM. I cant move or walk properly, for an hour after. Im thinking is there any point in going to the hospital tomorrow as emergency, or should I hang on until tuesday? Im not sure if this is something serious, or if its a normal symptom of the illness.
Many thanks for any advise given :)

nawlinscate
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   Posted 7/16/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't give you any medical advice--but it sounds to me as if you've got a really really bad fissure. Fissures can be unbelievably painful. (I know, I've had one for the past five years, and my colorectal surgeon has tried everything, but now tells me that it will never heal.) For example, the pain is occasionally so bad that I'm afraid it's an abscess. My husband had an anal fissure (unrelated to IBD), and he spent weeks rolling around on the floor, popping my hydrocodone pills, unable to sit or stand or walk without pain. A bad fissure would explain both the pain and the bright red blood.

That's just my guess, of course. There are probably other things it could be, but I can't think of anything that fits quite as well.

While you're deciding whether to go to the ER or wait until your appointment on Tuesday, try taking several warm baths a day (or sitzbaths, if you can manage them instead) and some extra-strength Tylenol (since aspirin and ibuprofen aren't safe for anyone with Crohn's).

Good luck. Let us know what it turns out to be, ok? I really hope that you feel much better soon.

Peace08
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   Posted 7/16/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the advice nawlinscate, I have found warm baths a little helpful. I have not heard the medicine Tylenol? does anyone know if its availiable in the UK? or if theres something similar here? :)

FallColors
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   Posted 7/16/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Peace08,

Sounds painful. Do you have a fever, drainage, or any other symptoms? Is it a lot of blood? You may want to go to the ER if you get a fever or are loosing a lot of blood.

Take care!


Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

Post Edited (FallColors) : 7/16/2009 6:48:21 PM (GMT-6)


Peace08
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   Posted 7/16/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi FallColors. I dont have a fever, but that may be because im on prednisolone. Its a fair bit of blood. Thanks for your reply, much appreciated :)

FallColors
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   Posted 7/16/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Fissues can cause a lot of blood. Often it looks like more in the toilet bowl because it is so red. I suggest if something changes, fever, belly pain, etc., that you call you doctor or go to the ER. I hope it stops and you get relief!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


skofbengsk
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   Posted 7/16/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Tylenol is the brand name for acetominophin
Dx CD Oct '06  remarried July '05 mom of 3 boys ages 12, 15, and my baby born Oct. 07. 
Asacol, entocort


nawlinscate
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   Posted 7/16/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
According to Wikipedia, acetaminophen is known as paracetamol in the U.K.
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