Not wierd at all.
I used to figure skate. The bleeding was always worse afterward. I'm sure it was atttributed to the spinning and jumping. Some skaters can spin so fast that blood will come out of their finger nails.
More blood flow, better blood circulation, more blood coming out the ulcer(s).
Imagine having a bad cut on the top of your finger. Hold your finger up above the heart with the cut facing upward, the blood flow should decrease. Hold your finger below your heart with the cut facing down, the blood flow should increase.
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).
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