I have Crohn's in my terminal ileum, and IBS. In the past I have been anemic, and ulcers have been found in my small intestine. In those cases, I couldn't see the blood...I just knew something was wrong when I became anemic. Lately, I have had three different episodes of bright red blood that fills up the toilet bowel when I have bowel movements. It happens with every bowel movement for around two days, and then goes away, and comes back again in a week or so. I have no pain and don't seem to have any hemmorhoids, unless they are higher up. Can I wait for my next GI appt on Aug. 3, or do I need to call the doc sooner? I'm guessing that I have an internal hemmy or fissure higher up in my colon. Any advice?
50 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation