I am depressed. Everytime I think I am in remission I get bright red blood in the tissue and a little on the stool and I freak out. I dont have diarrhoea but do have a lot of gas. I even go to the toilet and nothing comes out but gas! I have been eating a lot of fruit lately, could that cause it? I am having 2-4 BM's a day.
LondonRed, I have been experiencing some of the symptoms you have. Some bright red blood on the tissue but I've not been able to tell for sure if there is any on the stool, haven't noticed any, I have no diarrhea but have multiple bm's a day. This past Sunday I had 5 bm's, 3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but only two yesterday and today. However, every time I have one I have rectal throbbing. I also at times a good deal of gas and nothing else.
I feel I am really raw and irritated down below and have either developed hemorrhoids or an anal fissure from going so much. Really bugs me.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.