My nasty clotted hemmie came into being after I had a long period of constipation which led to a lot of pressure when having a BM. There was some bright red blood at times during a BM, but mostly extreme pain when stool passed over it.
I just happened to have a consultation with a colo-rectal surgeon when I had it, and he scoped the hemmies and noticed what he called a thrombosis (blood vessel with a clot in it). He said that was the source of the pain, but he also said it was unusual and hemmies don't usually cause such pain.
Without him doing a scope and actually seeing it (since it was internal), I would never have been able to tell if the pain was U.C. related or caused by a hemmie. At the time I also had pretty severe inflammation in the lower part of the rectum which made things worse.
Are you having any other noticable U.C. symptoms like urgency, mucous, tenesmus or going a lot?
DX Pancolitis 2003. Subsequent flares limited to left side
Flare every 2-3 years.
Asacol 12 tabs daily,
Probiotics: Primal defense, Ultimate Flora and VSL#3DS. Fiber: Psyllium and "super seed".
Allergic to Imuran
Current flare last 9 months.. No diarrhea.
Switched from Cortifoam to Colocort 2x daily.
Flared again while tapering. Inflamed up to about
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