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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/4/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone, new to this forum. diagnosed with UC last oct 2006. hospitalized for 3 and half weeks. was sysmtom free until feb 2007, started to get blood and mucous on stool. however still formed stools and no real change in bowel movements. i took a break in between jobs in july this year for six weeks (sept, last month) and was sysmtom free-ish, the odd bit of blood.
however now, when i started my new job, my symtoms appeared once again minus the mucous, jus blood on the stool and toilet paper, sometimes enough blood to blot the toilet paper. 2-3 (4 rarely) movements a day, normal formed stool.
not so sure what to do, i've eat healthly, drink plenty of water. i take my meds without fail.
any advice out there? or whether or not flare ups last this long? i only had really had 5 months sysmtom free since diagnosed!

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   Posted 10/4/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey and Welcome! What meds are you on? It does sound like you are flaring. Blood for me usually indicates a flare (though I typically have mucous as well). Glad to have you here...there is a ton of info and great posts on this site.
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-6 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Prilosec OTC

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   Posted 10/4/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Could it be hemorrhoids? If you've not had a big change in stools and they're still formed... no pain or cramping...?
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.

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   Posted 10/4/2007 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to tell you this, but I've been in a flare for about 2 years.  I've tried EVERYTHING and my gut won't quiet.  BUT that is not the norm.
26 yrs. old. married-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002.-will have colectomy eventually (most likely j-pouch)-But not now b/c I'm pregnant!and due 11/23/07
Pred, Asacol, B shots, folic acid, Ca, zantac, and carafate

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/5/2007 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
i am on 175mg azathioprine, 800mg Asacol 3 times a day, multivitamin and cod liver oil. i have slight pain on my lower left side, not much though. i have a follow up consultunt appointment as the hospital on the 30th oct, so will see how that goes!

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   Posted 10/5/2007 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry, also forgot to mention, i think sometimes stool are slightly narrow
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