I am also a bleeder... Less so now but there have been times I swear I've lost about
4 oz at once. (From watching not just because it turned the bowl red, which doesn't take much blood.) My docs have told me this is nothing to worry about
, but to let them know.
However, one time I hemorrhaged - according to ER I had only half my "normal" level of blood in my system. That time I passed clots (that looked like red jello) that were over an inch around - like 2-3 dice or so. The blood just gushed and gushed. *that* took me to ER followed by a week in the hospital.
So, heavy bleeding is never anything to overlook. If it's a finite amount and stops on its own quickly, it's probably not anything to really worry about
. If it's seemingly a large amount, get to ER. No matter what, bleeding is *always* something to discuss with your doctor. It's amazing what we get used to over time... ;-) Hang in there. Hope you're feeling better soon!
Oh! Just thought to add this... If you are bleeding quite a bit each day, it might be a good idea to kind of lay low. I've had the doctors tell me that when I'm actively bleeding that I should hold off or go really light on any type of exercise.
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia, MTX . Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
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