Where did mesalamine enema disappear from my stools??

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zamba
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
hi,
have been using mesalamine enema(rowasa), yesterday night had bowel movement right before i used the enema.... today i was surprised to see there was no 'white' enema in my stools..... is this normal? Are the stools always white after using enema.
Help worried....where did the medicine go? I always apply enema lying down at night but yesterday i applied sitting right after my bowel movement....this was the only difference.
thanks!

fruitgirl
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Now that I'm in remission, I rarely see evidence of the enema in my stool anymore. I assume that it's either absorbed, or it's all mixed in with the poop and I therefore can't see it.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin.  Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.
 
 

zamba
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
fruitgirl said...
Now that I'm in remission, I rarely see evidence of the enema in my stool anymore. I assume that it's either absorbed, or it's all mixed in with the poop and I therefore can't see it.


Thanks you fruitgirl for your quick response.... i was worried.... i thought i applied it in wrong place (sorry!!) ...i was too sleepy last night..... i was very very worried!! Just thinking...is it possible for a we women to make that mistake..... i know its a crazy question...but i freaked out today morning...sorry!

fruitgirl
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
No offense, but I'd for sure know, no matter how sleepy, if I managed to insert in in my vagina instead of my anus.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin.  Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.
 
 

zamba
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
fruitgirl said...
No offense, but I'd for sure know, no matter how sleepy, if I managed to insert in in my vagina instead of my anus.
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i know i m silly to have all these thoughts!...thanks a lot!

songlady
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   Posted 1/14/2011 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
For me, the Rowasa has been white on the stools, brown wrapped around the stools, pink (when I'm bleeding)..... purplish, or not at all evident!
Ah, the things I've come to find entertaining; who would have thought...?
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Age 54. Diagnosed UP 1983, UC 1986
Asacol - 16 pills/day,
Rowasa twice weekly, Canasa occasionally
Metamucil - 2 doses/day
VSL#3DS twice daily, Multivitamin, Calcium and D
homemade yogurt each day
doing well!
Son, 17, dx pancolitis 2007, in remission

C_G_K
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   Posted 1/14/2011 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
If you do it right, lying on your left side for after putting in the enema, it can travel a long way up into the colon and get really spread out. If your colon is healthy enough, it sucks the water out of the enema and the residue gets mixed in with the poop. I always figured that was why when I was in remission, I wouldn't always see the white mesalamine enema in the morning. I think other times if you turn over too fast, or if there is gas or poop blocking it, it stays down lower and is more concentrated.

Anyways, sad how I have spent so much time pondering such things and coming up with theories about it... oh well, that's life with colitis I guess.
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 12"
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