My GI says colin blood is more clotted, usually maroon and you can tell it isn't bright red and fresh even if it comes from the rectum. If it coats the stool then it will coat all stools not just the odd one or two...
He said if it show streaks (like lines) on the stool then it is almost certainly a hemmorrhoid. But the key is intermittent (few days on, few dayd off) no pain and no diarrhoea for inflammation. I hope I have that's accurate.
I am depressed. Everytime I think I am in remission I get bright red blood in the tissue and a little on the stool and I freak out. I dont have diarrhoea but do have a lot of gas. I even go to the toilet and nothing comes out but gas! I have been eating a lot of fruit lately, could that cause it? I am having 2-4 BM's a day.
Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis (unconfirmed)
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)
Post Edited (LondonRed) : 8/22/2008 1:58:55 PM (GMT-6)