My original diagnosis was proctitis. It was a tiny area, probably the size of a quarter in my rectum, and my only symptom was blood on the TP. I went once a day and everything was firm and normal. I guess that was the start of IBD for me. My original pathology said proctitis if I remember correctly. I used Canasa suppositories and things were great. I went on with life like normal - no more blood! about
a year later, the bleeding returned and the Canasa wouldn't get it under control. I was uninsured at the time so I tried all sorts of diet and supplements, probiotics, nothing worked. I finally paid out of pocket to see a GI, got a scope through a clinical trial, and found out that I had UC. Not just that but it was pretty widespread, mild/moderate, but widespread. I started oral Asacol and things got back to 100% quickly.
That's what happened to me, but as imagardener said, I've heard the likelihood of this happening is very low. I've heard more like 10%. Hopefully you are able to get it managed. You should ask about
rectals, but even first, ask about
the possibility of a pathogen and get stool tests.
That said, I think you're just going to have to be patient.
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