This is my first post. I have a question, but first let me tell you... I was diagnosed with pan colitis in February and have been hospitalized 2x since. I am now on Asacol 1600mg 3x/day Imuran 150mg daily and am in the process of tapering off Prednisone at 5mg every other day. My question is...Should I still be having rectal bleeding at this point? And does it ever stop? I've actually had it since the beginning of this dreaded disease and was hospitalized with anemia and rec'd two bags of blood. Everything else is fine. The number of stools a day are way down to maybe 3 or 4, I have no abdominal cramps, maybe some gas here and there, but that's probably from what I ate. I'm just very concerned about this bleeding. I take Integra Plus which is an Iron/folic acid/vitamin supplement capsule which my GI doc gave me. How about you all, do you bleed alot? Or is it supposed to stop completely eventually. I know it's something I need to discuss with my GI doc, but I thought I'd ask you guys first.
Thank you for any input you all might have.