I would say between 5-7 bm's a day, not formed and quite bloody. I do have an urgency but most of the time it's just bloody gas that is coming out. I would say I only have like 1 good bm every 5 days or so. ?
I am in no pain and dont have any other symptoms than the urge to go to the bathroom thankfully.
My IBD nurse has advised me my UC goes 30cm up from the anus. Is this quite a lot?
Yes, you're flaring. Yes, steroids are justified. If you're worried about
steroid side effects than ask for a delayed-release coated, oral pill (known as uceris or clipper), or a rectal-route steroid foam or enema as those all have the least side effects (all 90 percent topical and 10 percent systematic). Prednisone is a hundred percent systematic.
BTW, if your inflammation extends 30 cms, then a suppository no longer reaches far enough. A mesalamine enema would be much better (rowasa enema, pentasa enema, or salofalk enema)