In the "introduce yourself" post you wrote...
I started having UC symptoms about 2 years ago and was diagnosed 1.5 years ago. My doctor thought it was hemroids and sent me to a surgeon who did a sigmoidoscopy (he didn't think it was hemroids) and diagnosed me.
I too was misDX with having hemmies, it turned out what was though to be hemheroides was actually perianal crohns skin tags...was this your issue too? Reason I ask is because these are only related to crohns disease, not UC.