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   Posted 5/30/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
So it's been a long road for me and I am making progress but I have a question for anyone to respond.  I have been having formed stools...some thin and narrow, but no D and not any real other issues except gas during the night.  The question I have is that some of the stools have little flecks of blood....not alot, but definatley there.  Some days none, some days it is more noticeable.  I have not had a scope in 8 months.  Should I be concerned?  I was hoping it could be Hemmies, but since its wrapped up in the stool I did not know.  Any advice would be appreciated.

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/30/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Blood was the first sign of my uclerative colitis and i get a lot of it, daily. Doesn't affect me much, but obviously speak to your doctor. I was under the impression that blood in the stool was one of the main symptoms or ulcerative colitis?

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 5/30/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you are still flared up quite a bit inside. All I know is I bleed a lot when I was taking Asacol and Colazal, soon as I stopped Colazal and switched to a low dosage of Sulfa, the bleeding stopped, but I also started to watch what I ate and took anti-inflammation supplements as well. Don't be surprised if some of them drugs are the cause of your bleeding, but most doctors won't believe you if you tell them.

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   Posted 5/30/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
could the little flecks be Asacol if you're on it?

It does sound like you're flaring...low in the rectum.

What meds are you on landcruiser?
If you have rectal meds...start them.

Concerned...well, we, but if you have your "ars"enal of meds, start them.

*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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   Posted 5/30/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I always had a little blood, even when I was feeling good. It was the best I could do, until the Remicade put me in remission, And I'm talking about all these many years, that was the case.

I also have mistaken bits of asacol shell for blood, so agree that might be what you see!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 5/30/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Also agree on the Asacol... especially if it seems to be "wrapped" around the stool... it could be the casing of the pills that doesn't dissolve. Come to think of it, they should change the color of Asacol to something less troublesome....... in any case... I have the same thing... and sometimes blood on the tissue.
Jenn 27/female/married
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 800mgs 3times/day, Buscopan as needed
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid, Metamucil one tsp per day so far
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 5/31/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
When my symptoms go from watery stools / d / and mucous to having formed stools, my hemorrhoids get worse because I am pushing I get a little blood on the paper...sometimes a lot of blood, depending on how bad they are... even though the stools are narrow you are pushing harder than when blowing out mucous. could very well be asacol shell bits in the stool itself, and residual blood from the roids on the paper?
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Left sided UC, most recent scope 5/20/09 UPMC Pittsburgh Presbeterian
Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 100mg Imuran 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, Vitamin B-12 injections weekly.
Surgeries: Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!)

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