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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 9/9/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, have learned much from this site, thanks.  Every time I think blood has totally disappeared, it seems to return for one or two days then disappears again for a week to ten days.  I take 6 asacol 2X per day and a Rowasa enema nightly.  Have had solid bm's for a while (once or twice a day) and no other ill effects.  I just can't seem to rid myself of the occasional blood.  Then I wonder how one could tell the difference between bleeding from colitis and from hemorrhoids.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30998
   Posted 9/9/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Could it be a fissure? How much blood are you talking about? just on the toilet paper or in the toilet dripping or just a tad alongside the stool?

*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  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 !!!

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 9/9/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually just a tad alongside stool.  Sometimes thought more that just causes water to become reddish.  Frustrating because feel OK but worry that if blood doesn't stop permanently, doctor is going to want me to try some "harder" drugs (i.e. beyond Asacol and Rowasa).

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 1198
   Posted 9/9/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like Hemmies to me, ask your doctor to confirm if you have them - he can do an exam in the surgery very easily.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.

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