Blood and diarrehea

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   Posted 7/29/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Are these two always present with colitis? I do not have bleeding, have bouts of diarrehea but not  constant. I do have the left sided pain..
33 yr old female
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 7/30/2008 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
UC usually comes with blood and diarrhea and mucous.  But nothing with UC is "classic"  or "textbook".   LIke my GI says "every flare is its own set of symptoms".   What happens with one flare doesn't always act the same way the next flare occurs.    And I reach different points of healing in my flares. ..   sometimes theres just diarrhea,  with some mucous...sometimes just blood...sometimes just mucous....sometimes just the mouth sores,  and diarrhea...sometimes it all occurs,  the blood mucous, diarrhea,  body aches,  chills,  cramping,  pain,  nausea, etc etc.   So,  to answer your question,  I guess the answer is no,  you don't always get blood and diarrhea with a UC way to know if you have UC is to have the colonoscopy with biopsys.  Good luck!! 
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).   Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Complete remission from Nov. 07 to July 08 d/t Remicade) hoping for remission again after this current flare.
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily,  and pro-biotics daily.

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