yep, I have crohn's colitis /perianal crohn's as well and never had coffee grounds poop. You need to be careful because I've been on a few drugs in the past (though I don't think they were IBD drugs) which said basically with that symptom to see a doc pronto.
it sound like with darker blood just means it's coming from hgher up (ileum?) my bleeding is all at the end of my colon so its always bright red.I have a colostomy now but before, with every bm there was "some" blood, sometimes what seemed like a disturbing amount. but it always looks worse/more when it's in the toilet.
33 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on :
Clofazimine 100mg daily,
Rifampin 600mg daily, and Clarithromycin 2 tabs daily
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety.
Hydroxyzine, percocet, Ativan as needed.
5g pharmaceutical grade Omega 3's, 1000IU's Vitamin D3 daily
2 Perianal fistulas, and 1 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi, Asacol, Salofalk, Imuran, Humira did nada. Built immunity to long-term Cipro use, which also induced panic attacks.