Definitely see a good GI specialist. It sounds like you have something that when properly diagnosed might be a heck of a lot easier to control and keep under control than what a lot of folks are dealing with here.
It is really worth putting in the time and effort to get a handle on this and whatever proper maintenance drug can be prescribed to keep you feeling well. The last thing you want is to leave what might be in the "minor" category to escalate into something more serious that will make your life more miserable and harder to control.
The best of luck to you.
60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40 mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg