I am new to this forum, I am 33 years old female and I have been actively bleeding since Nov 2007. Visited my GP who said it was piles and not to worry. By the end of Dec the bleeding was getting worse and happening even if I passed wind and I was needing the loo more urgently and on occasions it smelt unpleasent, I was also waking in the night with urgency to pass blood and clots. I returned to Gp who said she would refer me. I saw a consultant in clinic and after a painful sigmoidoscopy (not sure if he tried to go to far up) he said it look like severe proctitus, Since then I have had a colonoscopy and it appears that I have 15cm affected therfore probably classed as proctitis. I have now started on 1g Pentasa suppositories and 400mg iron and waiting on an urgent referal to see a gastroentroligist. Does any one know if I will see a quick improvment with the pentasa and is this likely to be the treatment I will stay on?