My GI says Inflammation can be measured by the number of stools and their consistency - so the more you go and the more it is watery the more inflammation. I find that odd because I never had D last year, I just went about 5 times a day and had some blood. I started meds 9 days ago after a new flare and have had no blood all week and solid stools for the past 4 days so I thought I had got into remission. BUT this morning I saw a streak of blood on a stool and some drops into the pan.
My Current symptoms: 2-3 bowel movements a day, normal consistency of stool, no pain, minor streaks on stool or a few drops of blood in the water and minor spotting on tissue every few days – does this mean I am still flaring or could it be my small hemmies for which I even doubt I bleed from!?
I am using steroids and pentassa so maybe it is just masking my symptoms some days and I am still in a flare?
Anyone advise me please?
Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)