Really really upset. :(

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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My 12 yr old daughter has had some blood in her bowel movements. She had blood once in August, just on the toilet paper, and pain with the bm, like it was a fissure or tear. It happened again in September. But this month it has happened 3 times, and 2 of those times the blood was on her stool.
She also feels like she has to "go" and nothing happens. She has had some mucus too. I am really upset. The irony is this August is the month I got diagnosed myself.
I am taking her to the doctor this week.  Ugh.

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   Posted 10/27/2008 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Sunshine I am so sorry to hear this news about your daughter. I will put her in my prayers. Please keep us posted.

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   Posted 10/27/2008 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
She needs to get checked out to be safe.I hope its nothing more than a little tear .
                                     keep the faith 

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   Posted 10/27/2008 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry. I can imagine how scared you are since you know first hand all the terribleness of this disease. I pray it's a fluke, please keep us posted.
Female, Age 37
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Cortenema as needed
Ferrex Forte
Sacchromyces Boulardii 

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   Posted 10/27/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I often fear for my daughter as well since she is so like me, physically and genetically. I understand your fear. So hopefully it's nothing serious so please don't get too upset until you know for sure what it is. I know, easier said then done. Let us know what the doc says.
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   Posted 10/27/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear that, Sunshine.  I often worry about the possibility of my son getting UC.  I'll be praying that your daughter's bleeding is just a tear and nothing more.  Let us know what happens...

Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed, Multivitamin.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare

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   Posted 10/27/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have kids of my own, but I sooo know how you feel Sunshine. I worry about my future children because of this disease. I will be praying that all goes well with the appointment.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)

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   Posted 10/27/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry  about your daughter - try not to "borrow" trouble as my Mom used to tell me.

Lots of TLC if it appears to be UC - SUPPORT - you know how much she will need it.


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New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda every other day and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess. Taking Reglan now for nausea, etc.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol

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   Posted 10/27/2008 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm sorry to hear that, I hope she will be ok, but if she does have UC, she will be ok b/c she has you, someone to at least talk to about it.
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07.  Flare May 08 (from aspirin?).
UC dx'd 03/00 Proctosigmoiditis; Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 10mg 1xday, Lipitor 10mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!

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   Posted 10/27/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry to hear that! I hope it's nothing more than a tear.
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (4 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 1 Anucort

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   Posted 10/27/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope its nothing serious
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4X2)
Corti Foam p.m.
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!

Eva Lou
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   Posted 10/27/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
how awful-- I study my 6 year-old daughter's bm's every chance I get! And I still live in fear that she will develop IBD. If this does turn out to be IBD, there is a really good website,, that has a forum for parents of children with IBD. I've heard rave reviews about that forum. But here's hoping it's nothing!

diagnosed with UC '02
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Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
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   Posted 10/27/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a 6 year old son who was born before I was diagnosed with UC. He looks exactly like me. I'm very nervous he may develop UC in the future. Now I'm having to decide if I ever want to have another. I wouldnt ever want to pass my disease on to someone else, so Im trying to decide if I want to get a vasectomy.

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   Posted 10/27/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Think positive!!
I hope she is OK
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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   Posted 10/27/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I took her in today and based on her symptoms the pediatrist was not very concerned!! She thinks its small tears, or fissures. We reassess in a month. It was just a relief to have a doctor not so freaked out. I know even if my daughter does have this, that we will get through it, day by day. God has gotten me through this, and I know he will be there for her. I just felt like I was so overwhelmed, one more thing......

In my family my mom has Crohns, and now I have Crohns/Colitis, so I can imagine my kids will have to watch for it too. Thank you so so much for being there for me when I vented. I was very upset. There are times when I think I never want to see a drop of blood again.

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   Posted 10/27/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I'm so, so sorry you are going through this worry. I will pray for her and I really hope it's not too serious (not IBD). I know how silly this is, but I feel like I know you from all of the kind posts you have left, including for me. Please let us know how she is. God bless.

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   Posted 10/27/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
You are so sweet Jen (((((((((((big hug)))))))))))) I appreciate the kind words and prayers. This board had a lot of amazing people, and has been a huge blessing to me.
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