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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/5/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
My bleeding has been slowing down lately but what I have realized is that I am having these weird BMs where everything is normal but I have pieces of dry blood floating about... kind of like when a cut gets dry on your skin!

It is confusing, does this mean that I am healing or does it mean that things are getting worse?

I'm having on and off days, 4 days with constant need to go to the washroom with this dry blood and 3 to 5 when my BM is completely healthy with no blood or constant need for a washroom... shakehead it's like my body goes in and out of remission like michael phelps in a pool... any help would be awesome - thank you

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1202
   Posted 4/5/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
If the pieces of blood are black, it may be a good sign. The bright red blood is newly released. Can't help too much, but when my daughter had dried blood with no new blood, she was healing. The BM's of you UC'ers are always a bit weird wink
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Previous drug sampling: Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone- 50mg to 0, 4 major flares '08.Hospital four x. Low residue diet,
6MP, Colazal , Cortifoam enemas,
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, Magnesium, Acupuncture.
Remicade 10mg per kilo@ 8wks, since 10-08. Still on 6mp and Colazal

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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 4/6/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
black colored blood is never a good sign, it means it's old blood usually from high up in the GI tract.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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