I get that as well when flaring...
"digested" blood would be from the stomach or small intestine.
Darker red is usually from higher up in the colon, but that type of bleeding isn't with UC and flaring
is it black?
If you're UC flaring and bleeding, it'll be obviously red, especially around the edge in the toilet and on the toilet paper.
What you're seeing is probably stool and mucus all broken up, not solid.
Are you on meds?
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 10/22/2012 10:01:38 PM (GMT-6)