First presentation symptoms blood and mucus
Duration of them first symptoms: went to GP...thought it was hemmies. sent me to GI, GI wanted to do sigmoidscope. did all the icky prep and went to hospital. GI did sigmoid, no problem no hurt. he wanted expert to look at me...had to wait an hour, (now I had driven myself and was all alone)
expert comes in and wants to do colonoscopy...but I had no way to get home....He did it without being sedated...talk about HURT. I was screaming with pain...poor nurses hand was probably bruised. I had dr and 3 nurses in room with me. I was in some serious pain. Said UC and that was it. He was a real jerk...I was so full of air I literaly walked out of hospital bent over, I could not stand up straight. GI prescribed sulfa? and was on that for at least 5 years.
Went for colonoscopy with new GI 5 years later. UC throughout. Had major flare. Blood and mucus and going a lot but don't remember much more...just that I went through all the meds, asacal, canasa, some other enamas, prednisone before it settled down.
Shift to present, had flare going on for a year but got to bad went to see GI...going 20+ times...only mucus and blood, constipation, no pain...just uncomfortable with being filled up with poo.
Had colonoscopy. UC in rectum and a little in sigmoid colon. No where else...MAJOR FLARE. Was so inflamed no poo would come out. Put on cortifoam...did nothing. put on Prednisone short taper. not enough. Put back on Pred and continuing for at least another month. Much better but still have some blood and mucus. poo is skinny like snakes. I am praying the prednisone will do the job. I think I should be a lot better than I am but we will see.
Abdominal pain [nature of the pain- sharp, dull, burning, achy, general upset, other- was there pain on touching your abdomen; associated with eating]: just uncomfortable...had a couple bad days of bad pain while going or trying to go poo.
Where was the abdominal pain [could you localise it with a finger; generally lower abdomen; around belly button; above belly button, other]: on left side
Abdominal masses [e.g. mass felt in lower left/right abdomen]: none that I know of
Blood in stool [e.g. blood as if cut yourself; tissue type blood; mixed in with stool; one day blood the other day not, clots, other]: blood mixed with stool all the time, tissue type blood, mucus and blood
Stool consistency [people say diarrhoea but one definition may differ from anothers definition- literally water like, porridge like, constipation and diarrhoea mixed, constipation, other]- constipation some diarrhoea. kinda porridge like but mostly constipation
How many times during the day would you go to the toilet: when flaring 20+ but only mucus and blood.
Fever: sometimes..low grade but only once or twice this last flare.
Other pains [back, legs, ribs]: Hips, back
Blood tests [more specifically, was there a change in your ESR or CRP]: None taken...don't know why I intend to ask GI when I see him in 3 weeks.
Other abnormal blood results:
Extraintestinal manifestations [eye problems, skin tags, fissures, fistulas, rashes, mouth ulcers]: mouth ulcers, butt ulcers
Weight loss [how much and over what duration of time; was you eating the same amount or even eating less or more]: None
Anything else that might be an interesting point to note about your presentation: depression, anxiety, always looking for bathroom, stress