is Ulcerative colitis always accompanied by pain and loose stool?

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   Posted 11/23/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi just wanted to know does UC always has loose stools and stomach pain? i have none of these, instead i hv constipation(sometimes) and little blood with stool, BM is once a day in morning. Mucus is the main concern which is 2-3 times a day- i get mucus whenever i go to restroom during the day. whenever muscus increases on any day i feel slight discomfort in walking or sitting-feels little swollen. I m having gas problem mostly after afternoon.
i dnt think it is IBS as IBS never has blood, and i do hv blood. i have noticed when i m tensed the blood increases.

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   Posted 11/23/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Any form if intestinal irritation, not just inflamamtion, will generate mucus. Blood could also be from hemorhoids, internal or external, or something other than IBD. Have you had any scopes done?

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   Posted 11/23/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
hi Probiotic, m visiting doctor coming week, haven't got any scopes done yet. just wanted to be well prepared before i visit the doctor here.

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   Posted 11/23/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
     My UC started with mucus alone....whenever I went to the bathroom or passed gas.  It then escalated rapidly...diarrhea, stomach discomfort, loss of weight and bleeding.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/ see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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   Posted 11/23/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally believe that IBS and IBD are closley related and IBD is a severe form of IBS.
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