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TheLori
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   Posted 12/9/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
This is so wierd.  I bleed some with every BM but i have no other symptoms.  This has been going on for 3 weeks.  Ive been using colocort for over a week with no improvement.  So wierd!  I was hospitalized over the summer for a week with a really bad flare and I dont want to go back!  Theres no pain so Im sure its not a hemroid.  I think Im going to switch to rowassa and see if that helps...
Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl, prednisone 60,50,40,30, 25,20,15,10,5, 0!!!!!!!!


princesa
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   Posted 12/9/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Internal hemmorhoids often don't cause pain.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine. Off the pred and doing well.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


princesscolon
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   Posted 12/9/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I would guess a hemmoroid too.  A rectal ulcer would hurt like crazy, mine sure does anyways.  You could get a sigmoidoscopy if you are worried.

Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007: Increased Remicade dosage to 660mg every 6 weeks, diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica


expecting226
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   Posted 12/10/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
This is typically how a flare begins for me. Solid stool, only 1-2 movements per day, no pain, no gas, nothing - just bright red blood on the surface of the stool. If your rectal medication doesn't work in a few more days, I would call the doc.
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)


LondonRed
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   Posted 12/10/2007 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
It can be inflammation. When I was first diagnosed the only symptom I had was small bleeding with evry BM and nothing else. It could be the Colitis get it checked out.

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right and Left side of Colon)                                 

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: Two or Three BM's a day, mild urgency, no diarrhea, blood or constipation, irregular stool pattern due to IBS. Also suffer from anxiety and stress.


summer07
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   Posted 12/26/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope by now all is better. I have had blood for the last 6 months (while prenant) trying to maintain it with my colazal and some steroid supp's. that did not help and then i switched dr's and he put me (on as well as my colazal), rowasa enemas, canasa supp's and 2 lialda for a 2 week plan to get this under control and in less than 6 days my blood is almost gone. i couldn't believe it this morning. i will be honest all of that is a lot to take but, the thought of ending up back in the hospital in a complete flare, 40 lbs thinner and out of work for months is a horrible thought as well, possibly loosing my colon. talk to you dr. about more meds. good luck!

TheLori
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   Posted 12/27/2007 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Ive been using the rowassa and colocort (rotating) for about 4 or 5 weeks now...no improvement, but its not really getting worse...a little blood every day...so i broke down and called the Dr and they dont have an opening till Jan 14th.  So i talked to the nurse and told her whats going on, she is going to talk to the dr and see if he has a suggestion.  I told them i want to avoid prednisone. Hope we can figure out something to get the bleeding to stop.... 
Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl, prednisone 60,50,40,30, 25,20,15,10,5, 0!!!!!!!!


quincy
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   Posted 12/27/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Lori..how many asacol are you on?

If you have just a little bleeding...I say hang tough. I also think that after pred ..it's like starting over, but delayed..no proof, but just from observance.

Is your UC throughout? limited?

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals 
~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 !!!


TheLori
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   Posted 12/27/2007 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
My UC is lower left.  I take 6-9 asacol a day.
Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl, prednisone 60,50,40,30, 25,20,15,10,5, 0!!!!!!!!


UCinNC
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   Posted 12/30/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Lori - how long ago did you get off the prednisone?
I had a similar experience about 3 weeks after getting off prednisone, and turns out I needed to go back on steroids. I agree that this could be UC coming back, though it could not be. I turned out to be steroid dependent and was switched to Imuran. that might help you.

also, it may be you're healing and getting better, but just not fully healed yet. either way, do see your doc as soon as you can to nip it in the bud.
29/Female/NC
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, a probiotic.


TheLori
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   Posted 12/31/2007 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
i got off prednisone about 4- 6 weeks before i started bleeding again...Ive been bleeding again for about 6 weeks now...just a little blood with almost every BM.  Been using the colocort every night..


Lori
38/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl

Post Edited (TheLori) : 12/31/2007 7:59:07 AM (GMT-7)

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