I was recently diagnosed with mild but patchy Colitis throughout my Colon. I don't know whether it is Colitis, UC or Chrohn's. The GI (one of the best in London) says it is all inconslusive as I keep testing negative for the many markers. I recently had further blood and stool tests done and they came back fine too. So for the moment I am assuming I have Non Specific Colitis.
My symptoms - Fresh red blood in toilet, tissue and outside of stool, nothing else. No pain or diarrhea
Also found - Two small hemmorhoids (which I think could bleed but he keeps ignoring them)
I was put on Asacol 800mg x 3 a day, and a bout of 400mg Metronidazol x 3 a day.
I sent my GI an email today - which is copied below together with his response - can anyone make head or tail of it? I always feel in the dark when speaking to docs - they never seem to say anything I understand.
It would be interesting to see how you would all react to it.
I am wrting for a couple things and to update you on my condition.
1. As ever I feel totally fine and well. I think the medicine is working very well as my bleeding is also more or less totally gone now.
2. My bowel movements have gone down from 3 times a day to twice a day and the stools are well formed and look normal. The stools are also without any streaks of blood, and I no longer bleed into the toilet at all even if I strain.
3. However I still notice some very small specs of bright blood on the tissue when I wipe. Is the inflammation still not gone away or could
that be the hemmorhoids? I guess I have only been on medication a week so maybe it is too early to tell.
4. I had blood and stool tests last Monday and I understand from your secretary that they look okay but she said you would confirm.
Many thanks for your email. I am very encouraged with your response. Specks of blood on vigorous wiping usually come from the anoderm( skin around the back passage ) and will not mean much. Your blood test results were fine.I do not have the exact details in front of me at home but recollect having seen them.
Keep up the good progress.