Hi Writermum, I can only really talk about my experience, and I am unaware of precisely where my crohn’s is located, but have been told I have crohn’s colitis and I have peri-anal crohn’s, involving skin tags, abscesses and fistula. I have a scope this Friday to find out what’s going on higher up but I think its pretty much everywhere for me, including small and large bowel.
When I have had bleeding, it’s been all sorts. I would usually have bright red blood, sometimes coming out following a BM in a stream, sometimes coming out mixed with the bowel movement. I don’t think I have had coffee grounds-type blood, but I have had large clots pass before, jelly-like masses (very scary) which I think have clotted whilst sitting ‘higher up’ in my digestive tract. These clots came through in the first year of my crohn’s, when things were particularly bad.
I would think it would be a good thing to raise your concerns with your GI when you see him next… sorry I cant offer any better advice!