Hi.....yes, I'd probably be worried especially if my symptoms continued and the docs couldn't find a cause specifically for the bleeding.
It's good he'll see you on Friday.
Regarding the stool colour...that can change with food intake as well as how fast the colon empties its contents.
He should take liver enzyme blood tests again.
malabsorption? that would happen in the small intestine, have him check you for celiac disease.
Make sure you've been checked for microscopic colitis...make sure you write this part down for a question.
Fibre supplements (I'd suggest the pills) will help bulk up the stool, slow down the colon a tad to be more rhythmic rather than spasming.
Get the doc to prescribe you dicyclomine to help lessen spasming. It'll help your IBS.
Remember, we're trying to have you keep things in perspective...you do have to calm down a bit so that your symptoms aren't confused. If you're at the top of the distressed metre, the doc will see only that....does that make sense to you? Sometimes we condition the docs into how they treat us/pacify us.....
Keep us updated as to how you're feeling.
*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 !!!