Hi landcruiser....spasming in the colon can cause it to eliminate in a hurry. It's like it's out of control. But, you have no pain, which is interesting.
More interesting is that Pepto worked for you...it's a salicylate, as 5ASA meds are...but those with microscopic colitis do find relief when using Pepto.
Were you checked for microscopic colitis during your last c-scope and were biopsies taken? Can't remember.
Some who have microscopic colitis are relieved from changes in their diets.
Are you taking any fibre supplements?
You're right...IBS is so
open for discussion...but it does not cause inflammation. I remember one important point my doc said about
visual symptoms vs patient symptoms...sometimes they don't match. When you said you have mild inflammation...how high was it into the colon...throughout?
Light pink mucus around the stool would signify bleeding somewhere....is it all the time?
Definitely it could be from the hemmies...which are exacerbated from the straining/pressure/pushing. Are you using any rectal meds to help heal the hemmies?
Hey, it's worth the try for the Bentyl...low dosage, just to see if it helps.
Have you been checked for celiac disease?? Are your movements frothy?
Have you tried Kaopectate? It could help if you're salicylate sensitive.
the game's afoot!
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3 + 1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~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 !!!