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Rectal Bleeding Missing Period
Concerned my haemorrhoids internally have got bigger rectal bleeding is back mimics a full period which I'm not on should I be concerned? Thanks
See a doctor: Needs an examination with your doctor if not already done. Excess bleeding should be treated. ...Read more
Rare, but maybe...: Rectal bleeding shouldn't have any relation to your period. Causes of rectal bleeding range from hemorrhoids due to constipation (most common) to more serious things like cancer. However, more rare things include endometriosis of sigmoid and rectum, or inflammatory bowel disease flare ups during menses. If you're having unexpected rectal bleeding, see your doctor. ...Read more
Blood after #2 in toilet. No period, no internal pain. Can it just be exterior rectal bleeding? Should I be worried?
Hello.: Hello. This could be anal bleeding from a condition such as hemorrhoids. However, if this has happened more than once or twice, would recommend that this be evaluated. Even if you have external hemorrhoids, it doesn't mean that is the cause of your bleeding. ...Read more
Is rectal bleeding a couple of day before a period normal? It's happened 2 times in the last 2 months now, bright red blood and only once before...
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Kyrea - i'd suggest speaking with your gynecologist or a colorectal doc. If it is cyclical, and from your rectum, as you desribe - i'd be suspicious of endometriosis.
The most likely location, given your history - and if indeed even is this - is in the rectosigmoid junction.
However, first and foremost you should see a doc for further discussion of your history and then decision on work up. ...Read more
Yesterday I posted pain after my period for 10 days near my right ovaries and goes to my back. Now rectal bleeding and small clots coming out.?
I'm 33 and had one incident of unprotected sex. A week before my missed period I experienced an incident with minor rectal bleeding. Since then I haven't felt completely back to normal. I have however gained 4.8 lbs in a little over a week, since the rec
I bruise extremely easily&recently started to have rectal bleeding & I noticed I've been bleeding between periods. Do I have a bleeding disorder?
At your age: This can be extremely serious problem see your doctor to be referred to hematologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
I went off the pill 3 months ago and have since only had 1 period. I have period like cramps but no bleeding. Mucous and blood in stool as well.
Bcp's stop/no period: Your "normal cycle" usually starts within 4-6 weeks after stopping bcp's, unless prior to taking the bcp's you had very irregular periods (as in PCOS). If your prior cycles were regular, you should obtain a serum HCG test to make certain you are not pregnant. Ask your healthcare provider to refer you as well to a GI specialist for your bowel symptoms. ...Read more
You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! This does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! Take this situation very seriously. ...Read more
Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms - this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid - regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness. ...Read more
Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP. ...Read more
Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more
Is there any relationship between hemorrhoids bleeding and menstruation? Seem to have rectal bleeding from my hemmorhoids at the start of my period.
Exam or colonoscopy:
Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help
there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.
Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more
A week1/2 late for my period, im not on birth control. I have vaginal swelling/itching (no discharge)lite rectal bleeding & cramps. What could this be?
#1 R/O preganancy: If neg could be due to other causes like hormones out of balance, a cyst on the ovaries, an infection, etc, your gyn needs to do an exam and work-up. ...Read more
Depends: If you are having persistent bleeding from your rectum, you need to get it checked. While hemorrhoids are a common cause of rectal bleeding, your physician may decide to pursue other diagnoses. Getting a full history and physical exam will guide the decision. Are you having symptoms like dizziness or passing out? Is the blood bright red or dark? These are questions that need to be answered. ...Read more
Numerous: From hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, to polyps, tumors benign or malignant. Also meckel's diverticulum, and upper GI sources such as ulcers and gastritis and tumors benign or malignant. No bleeding is normal. Get properly evaluated by a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon or at least by your primary care doctor. Do not ignore rectal bleeding. ...Read more
See your doctor.: The most common cause of rectal bleeding in an 18 yo would be hemorrhoids but there can be other causes such as anal fissures or anal fistula. There are even rarer causes and sometimes the bleeding may be coming from other areas such as the colon or stomach. You should be evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read more
Define the cause: You have to know the cause before you can discuss the treatment. So, seek help from your doctor, who can help direct investigation, which could include endoscopic evaluation by a GI specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
Coloring the toilet: If it is more than blood on the paper or the surface of the stool, should be considered an emergency. ...Read more
Endometriosis: The classic answer to this q is endometriosis of the bowel, an unusual problem. Otherwise you may have a separate problem. Anyone with rectal bleeding should have at minimum a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. A pelvic ultrasound may also be indicated to work-up this problem. What doe your gyn doc say? ...Read more
See your MD:
Any rectal bleed should not be taken lightly. It can be as simple hemorrhoids or a sign of a serious condition.
You should be seen by your Doctor and have a detailed thorough examination and work up should be done based on the findings of the examination.
So if you have bleeding from rectum see your Doctor. ...Read more
Too many things: To give a complete list but hemorrhoids, fissures, proctitis, colitis, colon polyps, colon cancer, diverticular disease are just a few. Remember it is NEVER normal to have rectal bleeding so do not ignore and go get an evaluation by your PCP, GYN, or a GI or Colon and rectal Surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids?: Bleeding from the rectum and painful bowel movements is likely due to either hemorrhoids or a fissure (a small tear) in your anus. However, bleeding from the rectum is never normal and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
No effect: Coconut water is clear liquid inside young coconuts and is high in potassium and magnesium, along with water and some sugar. None of these elements will have any effect on rectal bleeding. It is important to find the source of bleeding, whether it is due to hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure, which are benign, or from polyps or tumors in the colon. If persistent, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
You: You may first need a laxative from the drug store (such as milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) magnesium citrate, or miralax). Then you would need a program to prevent constipation with increased oral liquid intake and stool softeners (colace or others) and increased fiber intake with fruits and vegetable and sometimes supplements (such as metamucil, citrucel, fibercon). Some medications can also worsen constipation such as pain medications and others. If there is increasing problems, then you need to see your doctor for and evaluation. ...Read more