It never fails to amazes me when I read the topic of a thread here at what I find from the writer.
Your story mimics mine. MY go to fix for UC and CD was prednisone. over 35 yrs on it. and still on it presently for arthritis.
These news biologicals nearly killed me, inwhich the drs felt I should be their gueina pig.-- for years..
Then..2016, Found a medical team, had the large intestine removed in hopes to reattachment to the stump.. That is until shortly after the ileo surgery and some 6 yrs later, I continued to have bloody discharge out the butt hole.( it was being controlled by various meds up until recently)
Like you're experiencing. Clear Mucus is normal. Bloody not. Discovered Chron's traveled to rectum or more accurately, laid dormant there.. Who knew??
. SO the rectum is scheduled to come out this May 2023.
You need to get to Cleveland Clinic , or get a referral from them.. I went there because at age 25 I LOST MY HEARING COMPLETELY , AND BEING A CHRON'S PATIENT, I NEEDED ANSWERS AND THE BULLSHIT TO STOP... There, they informed me the hearing lost was secondary to the IBD. I have Cogan's syndrome.
So when you mentioned you were born deaf, I was interested and am still interested in "hearing" that story..
I aquired deafness post lingually. Have a cochlear implant but it only gives me about 10% edge as a life time member of the "speech reading club". Like you.
What age did you lose your hearing? when was the diagnosis of IBD made? You have my full attention kiddo.
------Warrior from NJ