I've been in remission now for over a year since diagnosis but recently I've noticed some new symptoms. I wonder could anyone shed some light on these for me. I experience the following now most days:
BM in the morning, good consistency, colour, bit mushy but no other issues.
From mid afternoon on spasms in my rectum and urge to have a BM even though I have no stool in my rectum. Some gas, lots of pink mucus with the spasm. Minimal blood, mostly smears and given how the gas is "blowing through" I would be surprised if it hadn't damaged the rectum.
The bowel, apart from the rectum, feels very healthy. No rumblings, no spasms, no cramping. All the action seems to be in the rectum.
Despite sitting on a toilet 3-4-5 times a day I feel constipated as only one of these sittings produces stool. The rest is a release of the spasm and the mucus. No other UC symptoms. Feel real good.
Does the pink mucus indicate that it comes from the rectum since the mucousa lining of the rectum is pink due to rich supply of blood vessels there.
Can steroids be prsecribed in rectal form to target the rectum and are these safer than oral pred?