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Yazzy
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   Posted 9/19/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just wondering if any of you guys have had blood clots in the toilet after you have a bowel movement.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis summer of 2008. I have had symptoms for 10 years.
Hospitalized for 16 days this year. Last diagnosis was pancolitis and chronic pancreatitis.
Have tried asacol, lialda, steroids, imuran, and currently on Remicade. I have had 2 infusions so far and only getting worse.

subdued
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   Posted 9/19/2010 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep. Too many to count sometimes. Very scary. Seeing skin is also scary.

lild
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   Posted 9/19/2010 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Exactly what may blood clots indicate? I know that bright red blood is usually from lower in the colon...
28/F married Dx w/ UC 7/09 (Symt 3/09) 6/10 dx w/ pancolitis Remicade since 7/10; Pred. at 10 mg (60mg since 6/10)
Freeda Multi Vitamins Multi, Zinc, B Complex and Vitamin D (NO IRON)
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Bellydonna
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   Posted 9/19/2010 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I hate the blood clots. I just passed one that one that was between the size of a large grape and ping pong ball. I feel for you.... I also am wondering what they indicate. Does size mean anything?
35 year old female, diagnosed with UC in 2005.
At diagnosis, mild proctitis/proctosigmoiditis (first 15 cm), now moderate inflammation in first 40 cm.
Taking 500 mg Salofalk suppositories. Starting Curamin (Curcumin supplement)

Zippy123
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   Posted 9/20/2010 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes seen them many times, I don't know if it is an ulcer clotting up and when you go it rips it from your colon wall or what exactly is with the clots.

Durango Kid
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   Posted 9/20/2010 1:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been getting them off and on lately.  I suspect that having a movement dislodges them from the wall of my colon.  I think my colon is trying to heal, when the clots are dislodged I tend to see more blood in the toilet.
U.C. (Proctosigmoiditis) DX 2004 after quiting smoking
Flaring for last 15 months.
CURRENT MEDS: UC=Asacol 400mg 4x4 daily; Finally Off the evil Pred; Azathioprine 100mg (Discontinued due to elevated liver enzymes); Hydrocortisone enema as needed; Imodium as needed; Probiotic 12 billion cfu; Psillium tablets; Turmeric; Fish oil; Multi-vitamin
Hypertension=Cozzar Cholesterol=Welchol; Zetia

subdued
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   Posted 9/20/2010 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Basically, blood clots commonly form on broken blood vessels. It's the body's way of trying to heal damage to the lining of blood vessels. The following URL gives a detailed explanation with pictures:

http://www.medicinenet.com/blood_clots/article.htm

The blood clots I get from flareups are round like a ball, about one inch in diameter.

Another good article about UC:

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/ulcerative-colitis-000166.htm

It mentions blood clots under complications.

Post Edited (subdued) : 9/20/2010 12:45:08 AM (GMT-6)


Yazzy
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   Posted 9/20/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies. Having blood clots was a new thing for me, but knowing other people have them makes me feel a little better I guess, hopefully you know what I mean. I'm exhausted today and I am going to lay down for a while.

Yazzy
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   Posted 9/20/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh yeah, Subdued, what do you mean seeing skin?
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis summer of 2008. I have had symptoms for 10 years.
Hospitalized for 16 days this year. Last diagnosis was pancolitis and chronic pancreatitis.
Have tried asacol, lialda, steroids, imuran, and currently on Remicade. I have had 2 infusions so far and only getting worse.
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