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A 42-year-old female asked:

What could cause a 42 yr old with no children to bleed bright red blood with some clotting from the vagina only during a bm.

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Dr. Marcelo Laufer
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Probably the bleeding is not from the vagina but from nearby engorged blood vessels: hemorrhoids. I advise you visit your gyn who can examine the vagina and the annal area and confirm the diagnosis.
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Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 31 years experience
GYN: Likely that the bright red blood is coming from a hemmorrhoid in the back, not your vagina, but you should definitely see your gyn.
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Last updated Nov 24, 2014

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