PLEASE HELP NOW! Don't know if this is UC

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   Posted 1/1/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I have been bleeding for awhile. I used to be constipated then I recieved red streaks on my bowel then drippping and now just blood.
I had a colonscopy. The doctors thinks it's coltitis (did not ulcerative)
he said my colon was very imflammed but i did not get a blood reseult yet.
He said m stool is fine and I am on Predisone 40mg a day and colazal 9 times a days.
I am still bleeding a here and there and now I m urinating allot becuase since I took the Predisone.
I am seeing the doctor tommorrow but I have no real diagnosics.
My question is how long does this take to heal?
The doctor says a long time. Is that weeks or months?
What will the blood test show?

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   Posted 1/1/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My proctitis looked like a red inflamed area in my bowel. There weren't even any healthy little veins in the colon wall. I did not have any ulcers in my bowel.

Is the doctor checking you for anemia? Maybe that's why he gave you a blood test.

Personally, it took about 3 or 4 months to get stable for me. It's also learning about your body, and when to take medicine, and how to improve your diet. (Some people disagree about the diet part -- their colitis is so severe that diet only has a tiny affect on their troubles.)
Proctitis - diagnosed April 2007 (symptoms starting in October 2006)

Flares treated with Rowasa enemas

Mild food diet (chicken, rice, collard greens, no sugar, no corn, no beef/pork, etc)

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   Posted 1/1/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
feelfine said...
I am seeing the doctor tommorrow but I have no real diagnosics. My question is how long does this take to heal? The doctor says a long time. Is that weeks or months?  




Feel confident to ask the doctor lots of question. I did loads of research and reading and bombarded mine on every visit.


Obviously the doctor’s advice is very important. However, rather than giving your free-will away and totally surrendering to the doctor for a cure with a magic pill, you will be in a much stronger position if you take some sort of responsibility for your own health.


Doctors are often treated as an all-knowing God but they are only human and whilst they may know more than me medically wise, they don’t know everything.


My doctor told me his university only offered very limited education in the importance of diet and nutrition in treating diseases. My other doctor told me that diet absolutely played no part in UC and from what I have since learned, he is absolutely wrong.


My doctor tried to push me to take a certain drug long term. I tried it and it slightly helped with the UC but it made me feel terrible. After researching it, I found it had a lot of negative side-effects. I just put my foot down and refused to ever take it again. It caused a bit of an argument with my doctor but it pushed him to find me something more suitable.


I didn’t mean any of that to sound scary; I simply mean I feel it is important to learn as much as you can.


I have had UC for ten years and only feel I have started to heal in the last four months.


BUT everyone is you may start heal in a matter of months.


At the moment there is no cure for UC but there are many methods that can be used to keep yourself in remission.


You come across as a little bit worried and stressed, which is understandably.


However, stress is really NOT very good for UC, so maybe you could try some meditation, relaxing or deep breathing exercises to calm yourself before tomorrow.


Good luck



Female 37.

Sick since 1998 – finally diagnosed 2003.

No drugs (last drugs were taken in 2005).

Healing myself thorough diet & natural methods.

Using plant derived MultiGest Enzymes capsules as part of diet.


Feeling fantastic!

Post Edited (MoonShadow) : 1/1/2008 6:04:49 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/1/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys . I have been streessed.

This all started when i was constipated years ago. Does that cause UC?

Will the Blood test tell me more?

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   Posted 1/1/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, welcome to Healingwell :) Please calm yourself. Seeing blood in the toilet is definately scary for sure but don't work yourself up - it can make things worse. Usually blood tests are for various things. It checks your WBC and if it's elevated then it could mean that you have inflammation in your body but a blood test also checks for anemia, liver functions and other basic things.

Healing varies from person to person - some can respond well to meds instantly and others not so much. If you do have UC - patience is the key to this disease. It's sometimes not easy to heal right away because if you think about it, the bowel is a very hostile place for healing to be happening.

Please let us know what the docs have to say ok?
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   Posted 1/1/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherry's right. There's no point in stressing until you have a clear diagnosis. Once you know for sure what you're dealing with, you need to start educating yourself on your condition and your treatment options.

Constipation does not cause colitis, although serious and/or long-term constipation certainly indicates some type of problem with the gut which could theoretically escalate if not addressed over many years.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.

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