The mucus is pink from blood. Remember that UC always starts in the rectum and advances upward. Sounds to me as if you're starting a flare, and you need to jump on it quickly. How often are you using the rectal Mesalamine - Rowasa? If you're not using it every night, try that. If you're already using it every night, go to twice a day. If you don't see results pretty quickly, call your GI and ask about
some rectal steroids. If you can stop this before it spreads from the rectal area, you'll be much better off.
By the way, welcome to HealingWell, Brian.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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