Has anyone ever had rectal bleeding which is dark red, comes out when you poop and then also afterwards? Mine comes out with the stool, but then afterwards it sounds like I am peeing, but really it is all blood coming from my bottom. Lots and lots of it. and there are usually clots of dark blood on the toilet paper too.
Does anyone know what this could be? It worries me because over the last week I’ve been going up to 6 times a day and each time there is this stream of bleeding/clots.
Hi Former58D, in response to your question, I went to this appointment about two months ago now, getting my stuff together and all my tests done because I am in the process of applying for Remicade (it is very hard to get here in Australia and we have to wait at least 3 months)…… I mentioned the bleeding and ‘spurting’ blood and the large quantities to my GI, but he seemed to think it a normal symptom of my Crohn’s – and then explained that I have Crohn’s colitis in the Colon which explains a lot of the bleeding I guess. I also have clotting some times too which is sort of confusing because I thought clotted blood was always from higher up. I’ve always had lots of bleeding from my Crohn’s.
Oh that’s interesting Andorable, I was told I have to be within this doctor’s care for 12 weeks before I can apply to medicare to get it as a free medication. That’s interesting. Well hopefully I am at the tail-end of the waiting now, it has been over 3 months and my application has been lodged. I was told by Dr Clark that I would have to jump through lots of administrative stuff to get the meds, so I was prepared for the wait, but I am dying to see if remi will work for me and heal things up for me. Did you get your remicade through the royal Brisbane hospital? Maybe they have a different system? I know they’re doing things as quickly as they possibly can for me to get things sorted and give me back better quality of life….