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Is there a connection between my internal bleeding and the fact that i'm a marathon runner?

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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Depends

Where is the internal bleeding and is the blood bright red or dark ?.
It is very common to have some rectal bleeding after long training runs/races, if you have any internal or external hemorrhoids. The internal ones you might not know about. Dark blood is very bad. See your md to get evaluated. Internal bleeding is not normal. Good luck, happy running.

In brief: Depends

Where is the internal bleeding and is the blood bright red or dark ?.
It is very common to have some rectal bleeding after long training runs/races, if you have any internal or external hemorrhoids. The internal ones you might not know about. Dark blood is very bad. See your md to get evaluated. Internal bleeding is not normal. Good luck, happy running.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery

In brief: Confusing

Internal bleeding is very serious and usually requires hospitalization and urgent surgery.
Being a marathon runner is not related.

In brief: Confusing

Internal bleeding is very serious and usually requires hospitalization and urgent surgery.
Being a marathon runner is not related.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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