sounds as though it's what's called soluble fibre which is found in berries as well as your cereal and pectin which is found in berries which gellifies (lol) liquids.
What do you eat during the day?
I think you should stay on the asacol....and it seems a good test regarding the Salofalk.
It's possible that your period hormones has quickened the peristalsis somewhat not allowing the stool to form more solidly.
I don't think I'd ever do a poo inspection except to check with a flashlight if something seems "weird"....you're one brave lady.
I had a friend once ask me why I kept a flashlight in the bathroom....I told her it was so that I could grab it quickly if I ever needed it..whew!
Keep us enlighted as to what else you happen to find..;-)
Hope you're doing well otherwise!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!