Blood is a symptom of flaring with UC....but not all UC flares bleed.
It's "normal" with some flares that are at a certain point of inflammation, but one should have the "normal" state of bleeding explained rather than it left to one's imagination.
Bleeding with no explanation is not normal, however....
you should really have been started on the 5ASA meds, oral and rectal.
I cannot stress how much you need to do the research on meds used for UC.
Do you know what I mean by 5ASA meds?
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!