Bleeding with no symptoms

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   Posted 11/19/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I have some bleeding and mucus but I feel fine!  Anyone else get this?
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl, prednisone 60,50,40,30, 25,20,15,10,5, 0!!!!!!!!

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 11/19/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
This is typically how a flare goes for me. I don't get much D... my stool is usually formed... but I know I'm flaring when I see blood and mucus. I rarely have pain either.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 2x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)

Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 356
   Posted 11/19/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I would say that 50% of my flares are like this, maybe even more.  The flare that I am in now started out that way and yesterday I started to get cramps, but the bleeding is going away.  It is so weird!

Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  11/2/07 Ending 5 month remission w/mini-flare :-(

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 11/19/2007 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, sometimes my flares start with solid mass but traces of blood, and sometimes they start with gas, diarrhea, and cramping, but no blood until later.
12 Asacol
100 mg Imuran
6 or 9 fish oil pills
4 Acidophilus pills

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 11/19/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had those kind of flares when I did not take all my meds, then I would be good and take all my meds and go back to normal. Not saying that is the case w/you. Maybe look at upping your meds?
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 150mg 1xday nightly;Hydrocortisone e's tapering, Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 11/19/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, i havent been doing good at taking meds.  Im going to do better tho!  Gotta nip this quick!!
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl, prednisone 60,50,40,30, 25,20,15,10,5, 0!!!!!!!!

cap'n colitis
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 11/19/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
First I get gassy..I mean, really loud obnoxious farts that actually make me laugh. I blame the dog, but no one believes me anymore, mostly because I'm laughing, but after that phase, it stops being funny and I start with the mucous. It's really a nusiance actually because when I need to release gas, it's often a tense moment wondering whether I'm going to decorate my shorts or not, and it's not really practical running to the bathroom on a "just in case" basis every time you need to cut the cheese. It's really just small amounts of blood and mucous lately when I flare. I don't get cramps or feel ill either. Maybe it's because I get right to the doc at the first signs of a flare and get on meds that the flares haven't gotten any worse, because i have had much worse flares many years ago.. I just learned that once you flare, at least for me, they do not go away without treatment, and the longer I wait before getting treatment, the longer it wil take to go away.. NIP IT IN THE BUD!
Reading through posts on this forum and on others, I always remind myself when I start feeling bummed-out, that there are people out there with this condition so much worse than me...I really don't have anything to complain about next to what I have read that some of you have been through. My heart goes out..
Male - Age 39
Diagnosed in 1988
Moderate Pan Colitis 10 years ago, but mild and fairly controlled since then
40mg Pred 30mg Pred 25mg Pred 20mg Pred
100mg Azathioprene
1600mg Asacol
Calcium Supp
Fish Oil Supp (or Flax Seed)
20mg Omeprazole

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 11/19/2007 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I get gas and cramps first, if I go off my diet. Then, I start getting fairly solid white mucus, then finally blood.
Proctitis - diagnosed April 2007 (symptoms starting in October 2006)

Flares treated with Rowasa enemas

Mild food diet (chicken, rice, collard greens, no sugar, no corn, no beef/pork, etc)

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30828
   Posted 11/19/2007 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Lori...inflammation starts at the rectum and continues 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 !!!

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