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02-25-2015, 09:46 PM   #1
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Confused scared obsessed

I started having mucus and blood in my stool about a month and a half ago. blood test come back perfect, had a colonoscopy that showed mild inflammation in three spots in my colon. multiple biopsy all came back negative and ruled transient colitis. I don't have weight loss I don't have anemia, I don't have diarrhea or constipation, I have about 2 to 3 bm's a day. my only symptom is blood and mucus in stool, small amounts. GI surgeon said it could be crohn's but can't make diagnosis. prescribed flagyl and asacol. I don't know what to think. anybody got any comment
02-28-2015, 01:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to the community. I'm sorry to hear what you're experiencing.

Is the blood bright red or dark in color?

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02-28-2015, 11:48 PM   #3
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Bright red in general but seemed to stop a few days after beginning flagyl
03-01-2015, 12:06 PM   #4
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Interesting. Have they proposed any small bowel imaging studies?
03-02-2015, 09:36 AM   #5
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they have not, i assume because the bleeding is thought to be coming from the colonic inflammation. On a side note i stopped taking NSAIDs, which until recently i never realized how many i was taking. I also have been on 4 or 5 courses of antibiotics over the last eight months. I'm starting to think that these things in combination may have led to the non-specific colitis and bleeding. I have now added probiotics to my diet since finishing the flagyl.
03-02-2015, 09:38 AM   #6
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also any discomfort, and it has been minimal, i have had has been left sided.
03-02-2015, 05:00 PM   #7
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Does your doctor know you were taking a lot of NSAIDs? NSAID colitis is a very real thing.
03-03-2015, 09:55 AM   #8
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you know it never even crossed my mind until i had the colonoscopy and during the prep it said no nsaids fro 5 days. That's when i started to think about it. I have really bad sinus problems that surgery had been recommended for and i guess i never paid attention but i was always taking over the counter sinus meds with ibuprofen in them. I have since stopped all nsaid use.
03-03-2015, 01:44 PM   #9
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A biopsy result on NSAID induced colitis will often return a finding of "non-specific colitis". [1]

this is exactly what my biopsy results showed. I have been using NSAIDs most days of the week for a few years. As much as 800mg at a time. Stupid.
03-03-2015, 04:59 PM   #10
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I'd strongly suggest bringing this to the attention of your doctor if you haven't already.

Hopefully that's all this is and it'll clear up with prolonged avoidance of NSAIDs.
03-03-2015, 05:30 PM   #11
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I emailed my doctor this info today. Man thank you so much. I'll let you know
03-03-2015, 06:11 PM   #12
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Please do keep us updated with what's going on

Good luck!
04-16-2015, 12:18 PM   #13
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well i'm still in the same kind of limbo i was in when i last posted. I stopped taking the asacol HD because it gave me bad D, which i don't normally have, and it made it burn when i urinated. I didn't notice any difference between when i was taking it and since i haven't been other than not having the D or the burning urination. I'm taking probiotics and curcumin and go days without any mucus or blood then i'll have just a little. By a little blood i mean just a hint of it on or in the stool, it doesn't turn the water red or get it the toilet bowl or anything. I go back to the colorectal surgeon this coming Monday and i have no idea what to tell him. I don't feel bad, i don't go to the bathroom all the time, I have energy, no nausea, i sleep well, normal appetite. I just sometime have small amount of blood a mucus. The main thing this has done is caused me so much anxiety that i have had to double my prozac dose. My anxiety started increasing before this all started happening and i had been seeing my psychologist for it. So i don't know if they are related or not but having been told it could maybe be crohn's has had me in such a high anxiety state that it's just making everything worse i think.
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