bbc, sounds like it could be hemorrhoids or possibly a fissure. Sometimes if they're starting to
open up, they'll only bleed when stretched a lot - as in passing a large stool. Have you taken a look in the mirror? If there's no fissure, you might try an over the counter like Preparation H of ask your GI if he'll give you a script
for some cortifoam to use for a bit to help it heal up.
I'd say the beginning of your stool has been sitting in the rectum compacting, and the end just arrived and isn't as compacted yet. That's pretty common, even for people who don't have IBD.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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