Confused with diagnosis

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I've posted a few times before but I ll briefly tell my story .Ive suffered with intermittent rectal bleeding and mucus without bm since July last year , I had a sigmoidoscopy in November and was told I had proctitis and sent away with a prescription for asacol suppositories. 2 weeks later I had a letter with my biopsy results saying they were all completely normal and there was no inflamation whatsoever . I have finally just had my follow up appointment with the consultant who has told me to stop using the suppositories for a week to see how I go , if the bleeding returns to start using them again and he will see me again in 6 months . The problem is the bleeding never really stopped which he wasn't concerned about at all he just said some people get rectal bleeding. Do I have proctitis or not ? I was hoping for answers today but I've been left more confused than I was before .

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    If you blood is bright red it could be piles
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    I have proctitis and have rectal bleeding pretty much every day, it worries me but my consultant is completely unconcerned by it, he is only interested in how often I go to the toilet and how I feel in myself. Proctitis is inflamation in the rectum so perhaps it is more common in this area?
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    Yes, I take mezasalazine tablets, consultant has never suggested stopping them but I have had a couple of flares.

    If you are confused by what your consultant has said I would suggest getting in touch with the IBD nurse (Irritable bowel disease) in case you are not familiar with them they are specialist nurses attached to the hospital who really know their stuff! I was not aware of them until I had my first flare and my GP rang her to ask what she should give me. I would ring the hospital and ask to be put through to the IBD nurse, they have access to your hospital notes so can see exactly what consultant has said.

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      I did mention an ibd nurse yesterday to the consultant but he said because there was no definite diagnosis there was no need .I ll maybe have to speak to my gp to see what they suggest
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