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Please tell me, could a large bowel movement cause you to bleed from your vagina?

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Dr. Arkady Broder
15 years experience
Possibly: Although it is very unusual to have vaginal bleeding during or because of a bowel movement, as the canals are separate. If you suffer from a condition called vaginal or uterine prolapse, bearing down for a bowel movement may cause prolapse of those organs and bleeding. Your local GI or obgyn can evaluate for the condition.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
No it will not: No large bowel movement will not cause you to have bleeding from vagina.

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