Lori...inflammation starts at the rectum and continues upward...no matter how high your UC goes be it throughout or limited. Those are usually the symptoms that many ignore until it gets much worse. Those are the symptoms you should be treating asap so that it doesn't get worse.
Bleeding isn't usually a first symptom....but it's definitely one many can't then ignore. The mucosa will be very fragile to the point of bleeding...please start rectal meds...
What were your symptoms before the bleeding started? can you look back and recognise them?
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th 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 !!!