Posted 2/23/2021 11:52 AM (GMT -7)
OK...I've never had a FCP test, and from what I read and as per my GI, mild rectal inflammation isnt really registered on that test.
Ive not bled in at least 15 years with a flare, but I do have symptoms that register that I am starting to flaring, albeit probably passed off by others as not. The clincher for me is the rectal spasming during a bm, and the process is pretty much the same.
So...my point is that if you need to wait for the bleeding to indicate it is for sure a flare, the process to get there is still inflammation. It will heal the opposite process. Cessation of bleeding does not indicate the flare is over.
I, personally, have learned to not wait. In saying all of the above, there are some who do not have symptoms that match the amount of inflammation on both sides of the coin. Maybe those are who need to be more dependent on the FCP.