Sounds as though it could be a flare limited to very low in the rectum...still should be dealt with using rectal meds, and if it is internal hemmies, the rectal meds will be helpful.
The last to heal and the first to flare is that area, and for some...the most difficult to get under control.
If it is UC-related, the fact that you're bleeding says the tissue is very friable (bleeds easily and is fragile)...leaving it prone to invaders..so do have it dealt with.
You should, however, take a look-see (squatting over a mirror) and if you do have a fissure, that can be dealt with using topical meds such as hydrocortisone, zinc (diaper cream) or prescript
ion proctocedyl (my fave).
In conjunction, you should be on fibre supplements as well as probiotics to help keep the flora of your colon in good balance as well as what the fibre supplements do is help produce a good environment for the colon to keep itself in good repair.
The fibre supplements will help keep the stool soft and fluffy...easier for a raw area in the rectum going out.
Bad snelling gas is classic of an early flare....with the 72 hour bms, upping them with fibre can help with colonic "exercise".
It's great you're doing so well....dealing with what you have at this point is important as for it to not get worse.
Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!