Post Edited (ka07722) : 1/2/2009 7:17:10 PM (GMT-7)
Thanks for posting back cindy. Sorry its been awhile and sorry to hear you're in pain with a stone. I'm still waiting to go, but in the mean time, I've been researching and I think my problem might be from hypothyroidism. I went to http://www.drkaslow.com/html/thyroid.html
My blood work, when they did it awhile back showed nothing, but this seemed to discredit just looking at the numbers. I too need to be more aggressive, so I'm taking it to my doctor on Wednesday. Good luck to you and all that have posted!
I am new to this website and boy am I glad I decided to google a few things yesterday (this site came up). I, like the original poster, had major pain near the upper left side a year ago plus mucus and a little blood. I went in for a colonoscopy but they only found some (can't remember the name of it, but tissue they biopsied off). I have a huge family history of ulcerative colitis so I can not take it for granted. I basically was told I have IBS and take care of myself. I went off any vitamins thinking they were the issue.
Now, this year I am having the same pain bit more on the left side completely, mucus all over again. I do not tend to eat as well or exercise as much in the winter so it could be the "bad" living.
My question is: should I worry about having bouts of pain, small skinny poops that seem to empty my whole body out all at once (or within a couple of trips to the bathroom)? I don't want to live my life in fear - but at the same time I have watched my Dad and two Aunts live with the old fashion bag type colonstemy and do not want to go there!
anyways I've had one episode a year for the past 3 years of rectal bleeding (bright red) with no pain after and with my stools varying in the amount of blood that comes out, then there's always this mucus looking thing that comes out by itself or with my stool at the end of the episodes, in a form kinda like a long fat loogie (whiteish/pink in color) I also have had a few narrow stools but that is not very often, I've also had some abdominal cramping this time being so bad I almost went to the hospital after the pain I had diarraha (once) then it subsided and went to a dull sore feeling (left side mainly but also in the genral lower abdominal area)(this is a new sympotom for me) the next day I started to bleed. these episodes only last for a few days but this time it went away then reappered and lasted for another 2 days. I'm feeling a bit scared, I've always over looked it because it always went away but now this being the third time I'm concered. I know it could be anything but UC seems to be more of my symptoms. I feel fine during and after I have these epidsodes (except for the abdominal cramps but even that is manable). but does anyone know if it were cancer would it come and go like that? (I know everyone is different and need to go to the doctor to really know whats wrong with me) I need advice from people that are going through the same thing, or any advice to what might be wrong with me, and who do I go see? and if I go to the ER would they beable to figure anything out for me? (I dont have insurance yet so its kinda hard right now) thank you so much for reading this and any help will be better then no help.