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Bob Johnson
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   Posted 4/13/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
If your poop is dark, but not black, but very dark brown, its not tar-like, should i be worried?

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   Posted 4/13/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Nah. My poop changes color depending on what I eat. If I've eaten a lot of dark leafy greens it'll be dark, if I've eaten a lot of blueberries (and believe me, I can eat a LOT), it'll be a weird greenish color.
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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   Posted 4/13/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
     Bob, if you are concerned, ask to have a test done on your stools for blood.  The doctor will supply you with a kit.  Good luck.
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 11/01/08...now 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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