How long does it take to heal? It depends on how bad the flare was. My second flare was really bad. My GI said it looked like dog meat. It took my colon three months to go from looking like dog meet to 98% healed. It took another three months for me to be back to normal again.
You should be able to add more foods to your diet as your colon heals. You don't need to wait until it's totally healed before you add more foods.
The few drops of blood could have been from hemorrhoids, especially if you recently had a flare. I always get hemorrhoids from flaring. You should see a GI though just in case. It's easier to stop a flare if you are on the verge of flaring than when you are in the midst of a flare.
Watch the jello. Many jellos contain high fructose corn syrup, which is hard to digest.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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