Considering the rectum is about
10 inches long, it would probably depend on how high in the rectum the inflammation is as to what the symptoms are.
If you were continuing to have more frequency rather than diarrhea in the morning/once a day...then I'd be thinking it would be higher.
Stress, hormones, food and fluid intake can also influence how stuff comes out and how fast it travels in the colon.
Was it actual diarrhea water-like or very loose stool?
Could you up the colazal maybe..or are you on the highest dosage?
Consider a fibre supplement to bulk things up a bit...that will ease that a bit and not have you focus on that too much considering all you're going through at this time.
Can the doc maybe prescribe you some steroid suppositories to use in conjunction to help get the inflammation down?
We are all different and for each of us, the unpredictability can certainly give us a turn to worry.
Hope this is only a short-term thing.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!