Red spotting on stools or tissue

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LondonRed
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   Posted 11/27/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone and I wish good health to all of those suffering from illness. Get well soon. 
 
I have Chrohn's Colitis which means that maybe once a year I have a flare where I will bleed bright red blood but that usually goes away after a few months of high dose Mesalizine treatment from which I return to a normal dose. I have been really well for a good few months with really good stools and a normal life taking Pentasa, VSL3 and Manuka Honey.
 
During these holidays I have eaten more and maybe not kept my diet in check which has meant that I saw blood on tissue and stools today - well what looked like blood. The bowel movements have also increased but that always happens when I get anxious, anxiety is the single biggest cause of UC/Chrohns for me without a doubt. Its a viscious cycle.
 
I have a couple of questions.
 
1. Can stools be several shades of colour in the same bowel movemet?
2. Can it be possible for some food to turn red like blood?
3. What shall I do? Shall I take a suppository and up the Pentasa for a few days and see what happens?
4. Is it possible to have a mini flare that can go away?
5. When shall I call a doctor?
 
All help much appreciated.


Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.

Post Edited (LondonRed) : 11/27/2009 9:40:35 AM (GMT-7)


Nanners
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   Posted 11/27/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you sure that its not blood from an internal hemmoroid? I am in remission, but sometimes when I have eaten something I shouldn't have and have an increase in poops I will have just a bit of red blood on the tp as you described. Just a thought!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

LondonRed
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   Posted 11/27/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
You are such a darling Gail, every time I come here you have a common sense answer. I get so scared of being unwell and simply cannot deal with it. You are right, this happens when I eat badly and I do have internal hemmies but not sure if they bleed as they are so small. Maybe it is them that are sore and just bleeding? I do feel really sore down there.

I have just taken 2 imodium to stop me going to the toilet, every time this happens I keep going back to the toilet to "take a look" and it becomes an obsession.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.


Nanners
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   Posted 11/28/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a med called Librax. I use it alot when I have eaten something I shouldn't have and have an increase in poops. It stops the cramps and the poops right away. It is a med in the Bentyl family, but for me it works so much better. I actually think it is a IBS drug, but it works great for those days I get myself in trouble:)

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Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

LondonRed
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   Posted 11/29/2009 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Imodium straight away and that slows me down, if anything is stops the irritation that can cause hemmies to bleed. I am not sure my hemmies bleed though. Once upon a time two GI's dishcarged me saying I don't have IBD but its my small hemmies that are playing up. Oh how I wish that was the case.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.


Nanners
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   Posted 11/29/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
You said that stress is a problem for you. Whats nice about the Librax is it not only works on the cramps and frequent poops, but has an anti anxiety med in it too. When I have lots more poops than normal it causes me to get anxious and this med helps with everything including the anxiety.

I developed anxiety related to my Crohns and have Xanax on hand all the time now. I only have to use it maybe 1-3- times a month. I take it at the first hint of anxiety and it stops it and its symptoms (diarrhea/nausea) in its tracks.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

FunGuy
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   Posted 11/29/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
In answer to your colorful question #1 Yes, I at least have experienced this and your question #2 is YES, in fact about a week ago I thought I was bleeding but then remembered that I ate my favorite cheese that has mild red peppers in it. One of those passed through and looked EXACTLY like blood but was not. Did you eat something red? Hemmoroids are a frequent cause of blood too. Try to chill out. You know how to treat your disease even if it is a flare.

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