blood when urinating linked with UC?!

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qwerty1
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   Posted 5/5/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
...is this possible?! My flare symptoms returned a couple of weeks ago when I came off my last dose of 5mg Prednisolone. Since around this time I have been urinating frequently (along with UC symptoms), and just now passed some blood when I urinated. Is there a link with UC?! Or maybe it is a completely separate issue.  
22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
  
Currently taking daily: 
15mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering from 40mg, came off at 5mg then back up to 15mg)
1g Acetarsol suppository every other night (Previously taking 5mg Pred suppository)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2
 
7.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping)
10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression)
Probiotic Multivitamins 
                             
                             


fruitgirl
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   Posted 5/5/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you have a urinary tract infection to me.
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, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


basa0806
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   Posted 5/5/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah that sounds like a UTI. I'd go see the dr if I were you.
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Trying Colazal 3 750mg x2 (NOT for a full blown flare, just some random symptoms)
25mg Elavil
75mg Effexor XR for GAD
Will possibly go back to asacol
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subdued
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   Posted 5/5/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes. It definitely sounds like you have a urinary tract infection. You need to see a doctor ASAP before it has a chance to spread to the kidneys.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis 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)


mbx5
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 5/5/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be UTI, or a kidney stone....Am I correct in stating that women get UTI issues more then men however? I have chronic kidney stones, so I knew what my blood was from unfortunately :)
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Started left-sided, most recent scope shows pancolitis
Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, 20mg paxil per day, Super-omega fish oil pills - 1x per day, Flax oil pills - 1x am, 1x pm, Culturelle probiotics - 2x am, 1x pm, Multivitamin.
Surgeries: Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!)

"I poop in the woods because I can"


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 5/5/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think that is possible. Maybe the blood was not in your urine but from your rectum? Maybe you had some spotting? I can't tell what it is anymore but I don't see how it could be related to UC. More likely an infection of some kind.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
December 08 - Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


fruitgirl
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   Posted 5/5/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, mbx5, women tend to get UTIs more often than men. Our urethras are shorter that men's are and given the way we're all "set up" down there, it's easier for bacteria from the rectum to make it up to the opening of the urethra.
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, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


pb4
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   Posted 5/5/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
qwerty, you should really go see your doc cuz chances are the bleeding is not from your UC as others mentioned above UTI is more likely.

:)
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qwerty1
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 5/6/2009 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou for all your replies! Thats really helpful...I go back to my GP about the UC in a week so I'll leave it til then, seeing as I have only noticed the blood once.

22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
  
Currently taking daily: 
15mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering from 40mg, came off at 5mg then back up to 15mg)
1g Acetarsol suppository every other night (Previously taking 5mg Pred suppository)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2
 
7.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping)
10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression)
Probiotic Multivitamins 
                             
                             


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30984
   Posted 5/6/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi..would you have had vaginal spotting?


Do make sure you get checked out....

q
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd 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). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~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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