I'm a bit of an unusual case. I'm either in a raging flare with 20 bathroom visits a day and bleeding every day (before Remicade) or going 2-3 times a day with no D, no urgency and no blood or mucus ever (with Remicade.)
Like everything else, I think this varies widely with people; if you're having any bleeding, though, you're not really in remission.
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
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