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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 10/22/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had any blood in my bowel movements since Feb and am currently bouncing back from a small flare. This flare was mostly D about 5 times a day and some mucous. Nothing crazy. Anyway...this morning I noticed a streak of blood on the stool (formed). It looked like someone took a crayon and drew a line on it. Any ideas as to what that could be?
31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, VSL 3
Prednisone 18mg (tapering 2mg every week)

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 10/22/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be from internal hemmorhoids, I had them before and had no idea because I didn't think I had any particular pain or discomfort like you would think hemmorhoids would give, but they were there and causing bright red blood streaks on the stool.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Sulfasalizine 3000mg/day, Azasan 100mg


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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hemorrhoid is my guess as well.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 289
   Posted 10/22/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughter has the same thing.  What do you do about it?  How long until it should go away.

Daughter 7, UC
Asacol 2X2 plus 1x daily
Omega 3
Folic Acid 1000mcg.

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 312
   Posted 10/22/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought mine was hemroids...but instead i ended up in the hospital 4 days later. I was also running a fever and extremely fatigued. The stools were still formed at that point, and i was only going 2 times a day. The day i ended up in the hospital though, it was just gushing blood. was very strange, i'd never had a flare hit me so hard and fast before. But you should probably be proactive.
UC since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.
Currently tapering prednisone(35 mg from 80 mg).  Also just starting 6mp again and lialda.   I definately am not liking these drugs.  Maybe surgery one day?

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