I am in the middle of a flare right now. And I am curious about something. I was put on BC pills back in June at age 48 due to Provera not stopping what was an ongoing period, ended up being 45 days in length. The pills stopped the period finally. However, I've noticed that with my past 3 pap smears, within a couple of weeks I've had a flareup. The first was back in January after a cryotherapy procedure back the end of December, the second in July after the pap smear at the end of June and the third showed up 2 weeks after my pap smear the end of October.
I am having slight issues on and off with urgency and the staining of my pants from the urgency, twice in a row the other night, there is bright red blood, mainly on the tissue, but sometimes when my stools are hard, there is some present on the stools. This all started with again the problem of multiple bm's that came on. For a week now or a little over I've had bright red rectal bleeding. I called my gastro doctor yesterday asking if they could call me in some rectal enemas of Rowasa since I had just been in there 3 weeks before and was feeling great, things were very normal. 10 days later that totally changed.
I am also noticing low pelvic cramping with this and have on and off for a few weeks. I started my enemas last night. I'm hoping this will improve soon as I do not want to spend Thanksgiving with this problem. My rear feels swollen and feels really heated inside or burning. Wondering if this could be hemorrhoids? I sit a good deal of the time at work, and at home afterward some. But I am up and about at home a good deal doing things around the house.
I am taking probiotics and have been since this flareup started. Any thoughts would be appreciated. This is the second flare I've had since September. And this really stresses me.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.