Posted 2/8/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)
I am, unfortunately, a bit of an expert on hemmies. I've had internal and external hemmeroids and I guess the difference between the blood with them vs a flare is the quantity and amount of blood that came out of me.
With external hemmies (the ones that protrude and are itchy or painful) I had a little blood on the tp. With internal hemmies, the blood actually kind of squirted out of me when I'd try to go to the bathroom, whereas with UC the blood was kind of mixed into everything and turned the whole bowl red. Probably if everything else is ok or normal, so to speak, you're experiencing a hemmeroid, but if you have other symptoms I'd say it's probably a flare.