Posted 8/5/2017 4:17 PM (GMT -6)
Hi again. More questions for all you wise UCers.
I've been flaring since the first week of July. I started on hydrocort enemas a little over 3 weeks ago and they've done nothing (this week I started alternating nights with Rowasa to see if that helps). Taking max does of Lialda also. Because of insurance issues, waiting for appointments and test results (calproctectin 600) I have not attacked as quickly as I would have liked. My doc has now prescribed Uceris in a last attempt to avoid prednisone. But I'm waiting to see if insurance will approve it.
In the meantime, the bleeding seems a bit much. I'm wondering when I should start worrying about losing all this blood. I had a full panel done about 3 weeks ago and all was fine, but that was before the heavier bleeding started. I'm going 4-6 times a day, no d. Morning BMs are ok, soft but formed, some blood. But the late afternoon/evening, it's mostly gas, blood and mucous. Sometimes it's dripping in the toilet, sometimes not. It's not a crazy amount of blood but it seems like multiple bathroom trips a day would add up.
I'm seeing my doc on Tuesday so hopefully will get some answers but in the mean time, is this too much bleeding??