Thank's for replying, you're such an angel.
I have never been on suppositories for the piles - I am now taking Rutin to try and sort out the blood vessels. The clipper steroid is taken for a month and then tapered down over two weeks, it's only 5mg so not a huge loss to the body so God willing I should recover. I guess the small stools are down to IBS and stress.
The situation for me is that my mental illness (severre anxiety) is what is making things worse. Last night I had a BM and I saw streaks of old and new blood on the stools. Now the old blood could have been pooled up hemmie blood but it still freaked me out so I texted (by phone) my GI at near midnight! This morning I have had two solid BM's already - normally it would be one BM for this but my anxiety makes me go to the toilet and sit there wanting to see if I bleed! Anyway, there was minor blood early morning, and no blood on stool the 2nd time - although really minor spotting on the tissue.
The intermittent bleeding with no pain my GI says suggests piles but I just keep going round and round in circles. If it was piles then why am I undergoing so many tests and so many medication when I have no other symptoms that I care of? The reason I went to them was due to the blood. He said the more doctors look the more they find and often treat things that otherwise would go unnoticed, sometimes never flair up and sometimes fabulous when caught early. It's one of those things. He thinks I have yet to have a real flair up, and what I am seeing is IBS and Piles. He says the inflammation for me is sometimes there and sometimes totally gone and may be related to an infection, the bowel prep (I have had sigmoidoscopies without prep and there was no inflammation, but on colonscopy with a prep there has been inflammation), medication or to IBD - but with no major effect on my histology.
ie - he doesn't know what's going on, which brings me back my anxiety - these are the two of the best and most recommended GI's in London.
Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis (unconfirmed)
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)