Actually with my crohns I had alot of bleeding issues and taking bee propolis actually stopped my bleeding...I stopped taking the bee propolis to see if it was just coincidence and sure enough, the first symptom that came back was bleeding so I started taking it again and have been ever since, my GI urges me to continue with it...not that bee propolis is known for stopping bleeding from crohns or other types of IBD but that's what stopped mine.
Bright red blood isn't necessarily only from hemmies, they can happen from internal inflammation as a result of having crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, bleeding is more common with IBD (crohns or UC) bleeding is only common with IBS if there is a hemmie involved.
With my crohns I have perianal crohn's skin tags that keriamon is referring to, they do not bleed like hemmies, hemmies are an enlarged vein issue caused from straining for the most part....here is a link that has pics of hemmies and of perianal crohn's skin tags, the difference is obviouse (which is why to this day I'm still confused why my perianal crohn's skin tags were mistaken for hemmies back 17 yrs ago)...
see this link for pics (first pics are hemmies, pics below it are perianal crohns skin tags)...
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)
Post Edited (pb4) : 4/28/2008 10:51:41 PM (GMT-6)