blood in stools - never happened before

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   Posted 8/23/2009 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had a bit of pain for a couple of days, even at night (which is unusual for me). This morning when I wiped (sorry to be gross) there was blood on the toilet roll. I have had this before but I thought that I might have torn myself slightly, but I could be wrong.  However this time the blood seems to be mixed in with the poop.  So I had a look in the loo and it looked to me that there was blood in my stools. The blood is bright red in colour.  I have also had very bad wind, I mean I always have wind, but lately it is more explosive and smellier than usual.
I am on infliximab but do still sometimes get flares of pain (depends what i eat)
I dont feel ill - have no specific pain this morning. Have still managed to do my ironing and clena the 3 toliets (lucky me)
The pain started after I went on a leaving party and ate a buffet, I had also had a throat infection and took quite a few tablets for that, I was just trying to keep going on the night out as it was for one of my closest friends, I was fed up of always leaving partys early, but really I just wanted to go home.
Im just more worried than I would be normally as I go on holiday to the America in less than two weeks. Argghh

Diagnosed 2005.  41 year old female living in UK
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, ferrous sulphate, Vitamin B12 injections.

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   Posted 8/23/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I would run this by your doctor if this is a new thing for you. But usually (not always), it is from internal hemmoroids causing the bright red blood. But as I said since this is new to you, I would run it by your doctorn just to be safe.

Good luck!
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   Posted 8/23/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks nanners, i wil certainly see my doctor.
Diagnosed 2005.  41 year old female living in UK
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, ferrous sulphate, Vitamin B12 injections.

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   Posted 8/23/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
i think its internal hemmoroids as well.usually red painless blood is associated with that...its dark tarry stools that indicate bleeding higher up in the GI tract..and red blood means that it was exposed to oxygen..because from what i understand..our blood is not exactly red..its a darker type can use an over the counter treatment for this but see ur doctor u know just to clear you mind and to make sure its not something else..

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   Posted 8/24/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
When I had that, I tested positive for C-Diff.  Have they tested you for that yet?

Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. 
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Vancocin HCI 125mg, 4xday for C-Diff, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone, Flagyl & Entocort

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   Posted 8/24/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
When crohn's is affecting the colon (crohn's colitis) then bleeding is common, so it's important to know the area(s) your CD is active.

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