May you have good health by the grace of God.
I haven't been on here for ages
because I have been in remission for several years from Non Specific Colitis. I
am now confused as I again have rectal bleeding and if you don't mind I was
wondering if I could tell you my story and see whether you can help me?
FYI: I am a hypochondria which I find is the main trigger if I ever have
Here is a brief history:
• August 2007 I had rectal
bleeding which was diagnosed as Non-Specific Colitis + Hemmorhoids
October 2007 on a 2nd Opinion I had rectal bleeding which was diagnosed as
Non-Specific Colitis; prescibed Asacol and it cleared up.
2008 did a Sigmidoscopy and took me off all meds saying I only have IBS and
• September 2009 when I had rectal bleeding who diagnosed Chrohn’s
Disease. It cleared up with Pentasa and Chrohns diagnosis questionned.
I have stayed in remission for 4 years using 1000mg Pentase x 2 a day and VSL 3
once a day.
Here is the crux of my issues:
1. I do not diarrhoea
with my colitis
2. I have internal haemorrhoids and a fissure
incidence happens when I have a serious stressful event in my life – my
hypochondria and IBS then takes over and I start bleeding after several visits
to the toilet and straining.
I do not have abdominal pain, or bloody
diarrhoea or any suggestions in my blood tests of inflammation - they are always
normal and HB is over 17. I get bright red blood on toilet tissue and streaks on
the stool. In addition the colonoscopy sometimes shows mild inflammation on the
right sided cecum and in lower part of my bowel – (patchy and mild inflammation)
with no urgency or diarrhoea.
What I want to investigate is whether this
patchy inflammation is IBD or something different given my very mild symptons,
whether the current bright red bleeding is my haemorrhoids or something else
more sinister - I do not have any other symptoms apart from an sore bum.
I feel totally fine, except for the bright red blood on stool and on
tissue which now comes on occasions after a disappearance of some 4
Is this complex investigation something you peeps can help me
with? The anxiety is driving me insane.
Colitis since 2007,