Rectal Bleeding....whats normal whats not

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songstress
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   Posted 8/19/2007 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Just curious...I think pretty much most all of us suffer from rectal bleeding constantly..maybe Im wrong.
 
So what constitutes Doc visit time for a CD patient if bleeding is a normal thing? I know how a little blood can look like a lot.
 
But how about when the blood is dark in color and not bright red? anybody know the rules on rectal bleeding?

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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/19/2007 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
If it is darker then it is from higher up on the GI tract. If this is a new symptom then probably need to talk with your doc.
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Matthew
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   Posted 8/19/2007 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, darker colors call for a little more concern. I commonly spot my shorts light red or pink. I consider that normal for me & not alarming. If I see very dark red, purple, or black I start worrying..

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   Posted 8/19/2007 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Dark is dangerous you should see someone ASAP.


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   Posted 8/19/2007 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I've found it quite the myth that if it's light red or bright red that it's okay and not dangerous. When I had my GI bleed my blood was bright red, and was coming from way up in my TI. Why wasn't it dark? Because it was flowing so fast out of me that it didn't have time to turn dark!

Personally I get alarmed if the bleeding is heavy and/or does not stop. Color, while it can be a clue, isn't something to count on.

I also don't think it's normal to bleed constantly, and I would also speak to my doctor if it was happening all the time. Even a small amount of blood loss over time can lead to anemia. Bleeding is nothing to fool around with IMO.


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Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.


songstress
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   Posted 8/19/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
thx to all of you

if I may ask another question..have you ever known yourself or someone else to lose blood rectally and it not show in the vitals.. (bp and heartrate)

my heartrate has been quite high but my vitals are normal...(111 over 68 normally) (heartrate around 104) so I have thought I am just fine!

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005. I deal with daily arthritis ALL over my body, cystic acne, & fibromyaglia. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Taking low amounts of Pred now & 3600mg of Asacol currently...Can't wait till I can get back on Remicade, my miracle drug!


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/19/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
yes I do that. But I think it is something you need to chat with your GI about.
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CheerDad
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   Posted 8/19/2007 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I get all rectal bleeding checked unless I know for sure it is coming from my hemi. Wonder if Dodge would be interested in me. I can always say, yeah I gat a hemi.
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