Posted 7/18/2020 4:42 PM (GMT -6)
Hi all! Just went to the colorectal surgeon for what I was convinced was raging internal hemorrhoids (heavy bleeding/mucus) and after a flex sig (non sedated I might add 😑) turns out I’m just in a pretty bad UC flare. To be fair, I’ve had UC for 7 years so I should have known, but always had very mild flares which present with increase in BMs among other symptoms.
Has anyone else had a flare with excessive bleeding and mucus, but NO diarrhea or increase in BM frequency???
Also, this all came about because a colonoscopy in March showed total remission and I was told to continue oral mesalamine, but stop my daily mesalamine suppositories. Anyone else flare up after stopping the suppositories? Why would my doctor tell me to stop??? 🤦🏻♀️
P.s. How do y’all deal with the rectal pain at work? I sit and chart at least 5-6 hours of my work day and omg I cannot take it much longer...
Thanks for the support y’all 👋🏼✌🏼