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   Posted 10/18/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been in remition for 2 years and i was doing fine up untill acouple of weeks ago. The doctor put me back on Prednisone 60mg. and i have been taking Pentasa 1500 mg. But yesteday morning i had a very bad earge to go to the bathroom & instead of wat i expected i was totally freaking out because i started to bleed, i was diagnosed with CD seven years ago, this is the first time i have bleed, i didnt panic because i didnt have any kind of pain in my stomac, i felt normal but then afew min ago i went to go use the restroom & i filled the toilet with blood basically. i cant call my doctor its late now and im confused on wat to do? should i go to the ER or wat? i dont know wat suddenly began this to occur its never happend before, are there any suggestions u can give me, any1 please help!
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   Posted 10/18/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Call your GI's office NOW. Most have a doctor on call to make decisions for patients in their practice. Should there not be an on-call service, then you will have to make the decision about going to an urgent care or ER facility. Generally, my rule is that if you need to come here and ask whether you should go to the ER or not, then you need to get medical advice and after hours that is usually the ER.

Let us know what happens okay?
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 10/18/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
i just talked to my doctor & he wants to see me first thing in the morning, he also told me that if i bleed threw the night to go staright to the ER, thank you Ides, i will let u no wat happends okay.

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   Posted 10/18/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Jelena, I've had a serious GI bleed, so I can relate! I went undiagnosed for many years (told it was IBS). After about 8 years I started to bleed. I filled the toliet up with nothing but bright red blood 5 times over a few hours. I got light headed and my husband called 911. I was admitted to the hospital and lost half of all the blood in my body. So these things can be emergencies, it just depends on how much blood your losing. Which is so hard to know. There are times now where I bleed a slight bit, and I let my doctor know. But nothing like my GI bleed. They had to go in with a scope and they found an ulcer that was bleeding in my TI. My GI fixed it and stopped the bleeding.

So I'm really hoping that's not the case for you. But yes, keep an eye on it tonight like the doctor ordered!
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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   Posted 10/18/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell, but sorry you are having so much problems at present.
One thing I have to ask- Is your bleeding heavy & severe. Or just some, like staining your underwear, the toilet paper, etc. I've had bleeding issues even years before my first IBD dx..


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   Posted 10/18/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Ooops. Sorry, just got off work & I'm really tired. Yeah, that sounds like a pretty serious bleed. By all means, get to the Hospital ASAP if it continues. Something may have perforated or something.
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   Posted 10/19/2007 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jelena,

I was just checking in to see how you were doing this morning? Hope you find the answers to what is going on.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 10/19/2007 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
A severe GI bleed (where you output basically nothing else but blood) is definitely something that would (and did) prompt me to head in to the local ER.

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   Posted 10/19/2007 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I had Crohn's for about a year before my Ileostomy and my main sympton was bleeding every time I went to the toilet, no other times though. Wasn't painful but I became anaemic very quickly, had a couple of blood transfusions etc. Definitely needs checking out! Good luck!
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   Posted 10/19/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
hey guys thanks for everyone who replyed back to my post thank you so much. I went to go see my docotor today and he scedualed me this monday for colonoscopy but since yesterday i havnt blood when i went to the bathroom, now i have another problom, i havnt gone to the bathroom in afew days now, its not normal for me i usualy go afew tims aday and my stomcach is killing me, i even made it threw work today, well lets just hope that the colonoscopy will show us the problom. i feel weak, tierd, exsausted, and mybe stay home in bed and hope that the bleeding dont come back again. Again, thanks to everyone for ur posts and help! iT means alot to me that all these people that basically have the same problom as me cares, thanks!

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   Posted 10/19/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jelena So glad to hear you are doing better. Hope you get lots of rest and things don't start up. It is great to have help from so many woderful people. lol gail
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