I had a whole long entry typed out and I lost it… so I’m going to cut to the chase:
Two questions for my trusted Ulcerative Colitis community.
1. Has anyone experienced weird pains in other parts of the body with UC? I spent a week barely able to walk because of hip/lower back/buttock pains that made me stiff and achy. It’s finally gone away, but now I’m on day 3 of this awful stomach pain (in my actual stomach up high, not down low in the large intestine.) Does this happen to anyone else? I feel like my body is in revolt against me. The stomach pain is like I just ate a large meal and my tummy is stretched out, but it feels that way even when I haven’t eaten. Any ideas, guys?
2. Has anyone else been diagnosed with UC but not experienced the bloody diarrhea symptom? Every other symptom, you bet. But I’ve never had bloody diarrhea like I’ve heard it described by other UC patients. That was what confused my doc, until she went in for my colonoscopy and saw how inflamed and irritated my large intestine was. She removed a few polyps while in there, too. So, I’m wondering if it’s common or at least possible that others have UC without the blood. I don’t know why I don’t have that symptom as I’ve got every other one you can imagine and I’m hardly able to leave the house since I’m in the bathroom all the time, but there you have it.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I really appreciate it!!