Posted 7/17/2021 9:29 AM (GMT -7)
If you're experiencing a lot of rectal bleeding, I would be concerned and first consult with your IBD specialist and/or a hematologist. I say this as someone who did in fact develop blood clots last month as a result of uncontrolled inflammation and multiple hospital stays. Because I was bleeding so much (I had 5 transfusions in 2 months), the on-call hematologist decided that blood thinners were inappropriate, so I had to have a filter placed. If the risk analysis leans in favor of the blood thinners, that's fine, but given the history you cite regarding your neurologist, I would want to first consult with someone who has more expertise and have a plan in place to monitor the situation if needed.