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Advice with bleeding

Sat, May 25, 2019 4:22 PM

Could really do with some advice for my 14 year old son. Diagnosed with UC 6 months ago and Currently takes 4.8g octasa. Original symptoms were chronic fatigue, abdominal pain and evertually passing bloody stools. Symptoms have improved but he still passes blood in his stool on occasion every other week. Is this really ok? Surely passing any blood is a sign of inflammation and that the octasa isn’t working well enough? Or is this acceptable? Just don’t know enough and dr not very talkative! Any info appreciated 

FPO Kwebst
Joined May 25, 2019

Tue, August 13, 2019 4:36 PM

Reply posted for Kwebst.

not sure what things your dr has prescribed but ulcertive colotis and dehydration go hand and hand and the body loses alot of electrolytes and water may not be enough, also again i have had luck with colace and a movement without blood. not 100 percent but it makes you feel empty. hope this helps.

FPO masters21
Joined Aug 13, 2019

Sun, July 14, 2019 9:36 AM

Reply posted for Kwebst.

Have some bloodwork done .  That’s how I found out I was severely anemic. At first they gave me iron infusion but later blood transfusions.  Five pints the first time 23 pints overall.

FPO charbs
Joined Oct 31, 2016

Thu, July 11, 2019 12:44 PM

Reply posted for Kwebst.

Hello, my 7 year old was diagnosed with UC.  He is on medication and has had bloody stools.  We have found that his diet dictates the amount.  We have started giving him a more bland diet in order to give his colon a rest.  If your doctor is not helpful, and depending on your situation it may be easy for me to say, but to look for a new one or a pediatric GI.  

My kid's teacher had a hard time believing there was a problem since my kid didn't "look" sick.  Good luck!

FPO lionheart393
Joined Jul 11, 2019

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