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    Vaginal bleeding after bowel movements
    An_254844 posted:
    I have been having vaginal bleeding when having bowel movements for the past month. Yes, I do mean vaginal, not rectal. After so many years of having my period, I can tell the difference. I am specifying because I have read a few articles or Q and A's that say "make sure that the bleeding is vaginal, not rectal". Anyway, it started as bleeding while bm, now even when I urinate there is blood. Since my period is supposed to start tomorrow, I am trying to figure out if it came early this month.

    A little background on me... I am 37 y/o and have had 2 full term pregnancies when I was 19 and 24. At 33, I decided to have a tubal ligation and had an ectopic pregnancy 4 months after the ligation, which ended up in a double salpingectomy as I didn't want to run the risk of having another ectopic pregnancy. When this occurred, the reason why I noticed that there was something wrong and went to the doctor was because of the same issue I am having now, vaginal bleeding while bowel movements. Back then it was more like brownish spotting, right now it is bleeding. I do not know what could be causing this as I don't have tubes to have another ectopic. So I ask the professionals in here: Any ideas on what it could be?

    Thanks in advance!

    PS. I do not have insurance at the moment, this is why I haven't gone to the doctor yet.
    georgiagail responded:
    While no one here can diagnosis this, it appears to be a fairly common issue with bowel movements, less so with the straining with urination. The cervix is if often the cause; can be a "friable" (i.e., tender) cervix, polyps (luckily benign) or more serious tumor issues involving this area.

    Sometimes the cause is never found but if the bleeding is significant this needs to be looked into medically.


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