It's hard to tell. I also get hemorrhoids after flaring for awhile. I guess one way that I know that it's blood due to hemorrhoids is that usually I feel a slight but sharp pain at the area where the hemorrhoids are when I'm going poo. Try to pay attention as to whether or not you feel any pain.
It's normal to have some bleeding when tapering off Prednisone though, because it takes awhile for the body to start producing more Cortisol on its own.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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