How do you know if there is blood?

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FairyGen
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   Posted 8/4/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't bleed easy or freely so I don't expect to see bright blood, but on the one time they checked the fecal accult it was positive. 
 
This moring I did see a little bit of red flecks on the paper but that could be food pieces.  Is there an easy way to tell if there is blood?  In general I don't give more than a  brief glance whats in the bowl....What should I be concerned with?
 
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 8/4/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
If there is trace blood amounts, you won't be able to see it. But if you are actively bleeding, usually you will have blood dripping in the toilet. That is called frank bleeding. Minor bleeding is usually seen as red streaks on the stool or on the tp.
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   Posted 8/4/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
For me, it's easy to tell. The whole bowel turns red, I have red liquid coming out of me, and I see chunks of blood in the toilet. It's scary, because it means the ulcer is large enough to eat through the colon. Plus, losing that much blood harms the health.

If you bleed so little that you can't tell whether or not you are bleeding, then you should pay attention to other symptoms, such as urgency and diarrhea.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).


FairyGen
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   Posted 8/4/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   

Does mucus play a part in it? 

I really don't bleed much for anything and I automatically clot. It's hard to even get blood from me because I clot so fast especially if I am the slightest bit dehydrated...

 


Left sided UC: Diagnosed 7/09
Currently on Pred 40mg, Lailda 2.4 once a day
Supplements: Bromelain 3 times a day, Tummeric 3 times a day, Good Belly probiotics 1 time a day. Multi, Vit D, B-complex...
 
currently on the down side of a flair....


Red_34
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   Posted 8/4/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, many of us get a lot of mucous with our bm's. Usually that indicates that something is irritating the colon such as the inflammation from our Uc or the foods we eat. Sometimes the food we eat can't be digested properly and it aggravates our colons.
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