For some years I analyzed every poop, also.... and then found out that I just seem to be a bit more, shall we say, responsive to the kind of food I've eaten than my non-UC husband, but that even non-UCers have fluctuation in consistency.
So, I don't worry about
a loose stool if, (like the other day) I had a huge helping of roasted root vegetables with dinner.
If I had all loose every day for 5 days, I'd be concerned. But as your doc said, blood, mucus, frequency are the things I worry about
How exciting, to become a mom! I have two boys, now young men, and - although tiring and intense, their baby days are times I look back on as being magical. My first was born Dec 22 - close to your due date!
Are you planning to breastfeed? I was a lucky one who went into remission with pregnancy, and breastfeeding prolonged that remission, but since you were dxed in pregnancy, your story is different......
Keep us posted!
Just read the whole thread, and to answer your question - the tissue takes a lot longer to heal than I ever think it does, so I try to be on the enemas longer than I see symptoms. I have been on them for 6 months at a time.... I can't think right now of how long I've been on them nightly at a time.... but the answer is months and months!
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Age 54. Diagnosed UP 1983, UC 1986
Asacol - down to 15 pills/day,
Metamucil - 2 doses/day
VSL#3DS and other probiotics, Multivitamin, Calcium and D
homemade yogurt each day
Son, 17, dx pancolitis 2007, in remission
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