Hello I am 26 years old and was diagnosed a few days ago with Ulcerative Colitis.
Sunday night I had what I know now to be a flare up. I was at the grocery store checking out and all of a sudden I got terrible stomach cramping. All I thought was that I had food poisoning, so I quickly drove home (thank God I live less than half a mile from there), and when I got home I had bad diarrhea and after I emptied out, just blood from there on.
Seven years ago I had the same problem happen but I wasn’t properly diagnosed. However, my concern here is that I have always, since I was a child been a constipated person. I rarely ever have diarrhea and when I do I am kind of happy in a way because that allows me to clean out. These 2 instances have been the only flare ups I have ever had. I do get bloated on occasion and all I would think was that it was related to my constipation. So, I am a little confused here. I don’t understand, if I have Colitis, then why am I usually constipated, very very rarely have diarrhea or loose stool, and could eat anything you can possibly think of in those 7 years from the first flare up and not have any problems?
Does anybody else have similar constipation with Colitis?
-Submitted in the Colitis Venting Area by an Anonymous UC’er