you ever have blood when you wipe, but no other problems?

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   Posted 10/5/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All. I gues I just can't stay away... :)
Anyway, I am experiencing something new (which isn't surprising since I have only had UC for 7 months) and am wondering if you ever get this?
When I use the bathroom, there is some blood on the toilet paper, and maybe the most occasional drop of blood in the bowl, but basically, no blood in the stool, and I have total control and no diarrhea. So, I am wondering if this is something that any of you have experienced? I feel totally fine, actually, but because I have only been off pred for 3 weeks and don't yet know if Imuran works for me, I am scared of everything. Thoughts?
Many thanks, and I hope yuor respective weekends are off to a good start.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
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*100mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent)
Various vitamins, probiotics, fish oil.
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   Posted 10/5/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
First off ask your doctor about getting on Lialda it is Asacol in a 2 pills in the morning dose.  Meaning once a day.  You will be able to manage your disease beter by not having to remember 12 pills a day  through out the day.  Second yes I experiance that too. I am not sure if it is normal though.  But seeing how you are doing it and have UC too, it might be.   I have had the disease for 10 years so what you are discribing happens ocassionally and I would just not worry.  Do however always keep a journal of all you do all the time.  Which I am sure you have been told to do anyway.  Also discuss it with your doctor. 

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   Posted 10/5/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
meant to add that this has been going on for about 2 weeks w/o any increase in blood. I did put a call into my GI, so hopefully will hear from him monday. in the mean time I am wondering if I should use hydrocort enemas or just wait to hear from him. my problem is that b/c I haven't had UC long, every time anything has happened it has been a total crisis, so it is new for me to think that there is such a thing as a mini-flare or just a little bleeding, as opposed to previous episodes when I got blood and then was sick as a dog within days.... thanks for your thoughts BKJM.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
*12 Asacol/day
*100mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent)
Various vitamins, probiotics, fish oil.
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   Posted 10/5/2007 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hemmorhoids? Small anal tear?
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
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   Posted 10/5/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I had this before I was first diagnosed...that is how my symptoms started. I would notice a little bit of blood on the toilet paper, on and off...some times it wouldn't happen for a few days, but then it would come back. This happened for about a month before I had any other UC symptoms. It eventually became more and more blood and all the other symptoms. The doctors kept telling me I had an anal fissure, but it turned out to be UC. It's never a good sign if you're bleeding, so I would call your GI. Could just be hemmorhoids or an anal fissure though.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly
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   Posted 10/5/2007 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw the same level of blood on tissue after I stopped Preds. My GI told me that it is "normal". And that unless I am bleeding "a lot", I shouldn't worry about it. In fact, he told me to just get used to seeing blood. Thankfully, I haven't seen any blood in awhile but that could change any minute.

I hope your GI gets back to you on Monday to put your mind at ease, one way or another. I wish you all the best.
Ash 39 NH, vegetarian
Diagnosed with UC July 06 (I think 6/6/6) during 10 day hospitalization
Current meds: Asacol 12, Imuran 150mg
Centrum Silver, Primadophilus Reuteri, DHA-Omega 3, L-glutamine

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   Posted 10/5/2007 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
i believe this was my first symptom and it happened through the last 5 months or so of my pregnancy. but because i was pregnant all the docs said "internal hemorrhoids". well it went on for months and then the play-dough poo came and then it all just got worse...
anyway, best to let your doc know, which i know you have already done.
you'll get to know your body and if a little blood is nothing or the start of something.
for me it is always bad news and requires pred. :(

hope you stop seeing red soon!

28, happily married, stay at home mom to 23 month old son
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.
-tried SCD for 4 weeks with no improvement...
-Asacol since 7/26/06
-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-probiotics, ground psyllium husk, fish oil, CalMag, multivitamin

may you live all the days of your life.

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   Posted 10/5/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Unless you're having play-doh poo, i wouldn't worry. It's probably hemis or a fissure (which would be painful - and you would know it).

The narrow stools (play-doh poo) are caused by inflammation in the rectum, which is when you want to start rectal meds so that you catch it early.
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