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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/10/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started the Rowasa enema this week, and have noticed that the outside layer of my stool has some white color in it.  This is kind of embarrasing to ask about.  Has anyone else taking this enema noticed this?  I know the enema is an off-white color, which could be the reason i see some white in my stool. 
Any help is appreciated!!
31 year old female, diagnosed this week with UC 

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30216
   Posted 4/10/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it's the Rowasa. Nothing to be concerned about.

*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 4/10/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!! This is all new to me and I don't know what to expect!
31 year old female, diagnosed w/ left sided UC on 4/6/09
7 month old son
1 Rowasa enema nightly - Symptoms gone
Also taking Synthroid and Lexapro
Noticing a lot of people on this site are on depression meds and thyroid meds. 

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 4/10/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Like quincy said, it's the Rowasa. And DON'T be embarrassed to talk about poop on here! It's something we all do a lot of, so naturally, we talk about it!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, 40mg 30mg 20mg 15mg 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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