The higher it is, the darker it is....but for UC, it's not necessarily true if you're going multi times a day. Usually that's when blood has a longer time to sit in the colon during its journey downward or when it's pooled a bit when having very few bms.
Since you're on pred, healing and decreasing pred...you'll have bleeding....some darker because it's sitting longer in the colon from higher up and some from just sitting in the colon from less bms.
It takes a while for it all to heal and remember that the tissue is very fragile. With inflammation, you'll have more mucus, less bms will still create the mucus and if that's what's in the rectum..that's what will come out.
Why aren't you on the rectal meds as well while you're tapering. You have the urgency and that could be helped by them.
Maybe the cortifoam could be considered or you should go back on the canasa
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!