Hi everyone, just a quick question:
I have been told that I have Crohn’s Colitis, affecting the Large Bowel/Colon. This is based on a CT scan of my bowel, and an x-ray (thought I know I definitely have Crohn’s because I had a colonoscopy when I was first diagnosed showing severe deep inflammation and ulceration of the entire bowel). I have been told my Crohn’s is severe.
My Dr believes I have Crohn’s colitis, which makes sense, because I don’t lose a lot of weight when I flare, usually have lower-left pain and not upper-right (although I do get a ‘hardening’ of the centre of my abdomen when things are really bad), and I also have other classic signs of Crohn’s Colitis such as masses of skin tags, fistulas, fissures and an abscess which is currently draining via mushroom drain and seton.
However, when I am flaring badly, I lose blood (which is normal for Crohn’s colitis) – but often the blood is clotted and thick and like jelly but really dark dark red in colour, almost maroon. I have been told that clots like that are a sign that the blood is coming from higher-up in the digestive tract – does this mean the small bowel? I get upset finding these jelly clumps, because I was under the impression I shouldn’t be getting those if I have Crohn’s colitis.
Do these jelly clots, dark red in colour, come only from the small bowel?
Just wondering if you have any experience/advice regarding this.