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Jellybean4688
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   Posted 6/25/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I visited the doctor 2 days ago. He checked my blood count and it was a 28. One month ago it was a 40. When I visited him my blood loss had slowed down. Well, the next day I started having heavy rectal bleeding again. I am extremely tired and weak. Im worried that my blood count could keep dropping, but when I ask the doctor he says he wants to wait and see if it goes back up on its own. Should I trust him or should I be concerned? It is making me feel horrible.
-Dx with UC at 17 years old and I am now 22 years old with a serious flare up.
-Medications I am on:
Prednisone
Asacol
Canansa
Oxycodone
Doctors are about to try me on Remicaide
Celexa ( Anxiety)
-Syptoms: 6 BM/day, heavy rectal bleeding, severe back and side pain, abdominal cramping, fatigue, low blood count,nausea,rectal pain 


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   Posted 6/25/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried any iron supplements yet? Your blood count is dropping but I don't believe you are in the danger zone yet. When it gets too low however you run the risk of many other complications and/or possibly have to have a transfusion. When do you have to go in again and have it checked? Have you thought about using steroid enemas instead of the Canasa to curb the rectal bleeding?
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marty1976
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   Posted 6/25/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
You should definitly find out why you are not on an iron supplement especiallly if you a\re experiencing inccreased symptoms and fatigue.
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Jellybean4688
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   Posted 6/25/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I go back to the doctor in 3 weeks. He usually checks it every visit. What is to low for a blood count that I should be concerned? I havent tried iron b/c I am worried it might make stomach sick. I have never heard of steriod enemas? What do you know about them?

-Dx with UC at 17 years old and I am now 22 years old with a serious flare up.
-Medications I am on:
Prednisone
Asacol
Canansa
Oxycodone
Doctors are about to try me on Remicaide
Celexa ( Anxiety)
-Syptoms: 6 BM/day, heavy rectal bleeding, severe back and side pain, abdominal cramping, fatigue, low blood count,nausea,rectal pain 


marty1976
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   Posted 6/25/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are experiencing rectal bleeding you need to treat the rectum.Enemas and foams are great for getting to the affected ares and results are usually noticed within a day or so.I use Proctifoam which is a steroid foam which has been probably the most effective treatment that i have ever used. Everyone is different but, you should really be using 5-ASA enemas as part of your daily routine if you are flaring.That is of course if your doctor thinks they are suitable for you.Always consult your doctor!!
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 6/25/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
SlowFE or the generic is an iron that is easy on the stomach. I suggest contacting your doctor (or his/her nurse) and asking about iron. Tell him/her that you are bleeding more, you are fatigued, and you are concerned.

Rectal meds are also a good idea. Ask about them when you call. If the doc/nurse says "no" ask why not.
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Jellybean4688
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   Posted 6/26/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the advice!

-Dx with UC at 17 years old and I am now 22 years old with a serious flare up.
-Medications I am on:
Prednisone
Asacol
Canansa
Oxycodone
Doctors are about to try me on Remicaide
Celexa ( Anxiety)
-Syptoms: 6 BM/day, heavy rectal bleeding, severe back and side pain, abdominal cramping, fatigue, low blood count,nausea,rectal pain 

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