I'm having a bout of bleeding again and I have a few questions...
For the people that have fissures, when they're acting up, are they painful? All the doctors that I've seen say I have a fissure but 99% of the time that I'm bleeding I DON'T have pain. The times that I do have pain, the pain isn't near my rectum - I'll have pain in my side for example. From everything that I've read about
people's experiences with fissures, people describe the pain as pooping razor blades.
When I have bleeding, there is A LOT of blood (the water in the toilet bowl is completely red) and I often will have blood present even if I don't have a BM.
If there's nothing going on in my large intestine, and the bleeding is coming from my terminal ileum somewhere, would it still be bright red?
I'm seeing my doctor on Wednesday (new doctor, first GI appointment since being diagnosed) and I'm going to bring it up with him. I'm just wondering what's going on and if I'm starting to flare again. I feel like crap today
Dx: Crohn’s Ileitis as of 22/02/08
Rx: 4g Pentasa (2 pills 4 times per day)
9mg Budesonide (one capsule 3 times per day for the next 6 weeks)
Pre 22/02/08: 2.4g Asacol (discontinued due to Crohn's Diagnosis)