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Every month before my period, I experience rectal bleeding, what could cause this?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Good question. The GI tract is a common site of extrapelvic endometriosis...
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
However, it is well known that inflammatory bowel dz can also flare up around menses...
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
In brief: Multiple etiologies
However you can have endometriosis of the recto sigmoid colon.
See your gyno and or a general surgeon for colonoscopy during the bleeding episode.

In brief: Multiple etiologies
However you can have endometriosis of the recto sigmoid colon.
See your gyno and or a general surgeon for colonoscopy during the bleeding episode.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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