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Okay, my problem is kinda complicated....but i will try to explain all that i am going through. Here is what i have been dealing with for about 2 yrs now....during my menstral cycle i bleed through my rectum....and its a significant amount.....and i have been to specialists, had colonoscopy twice, sigmoidoscopy twice, mri (without the contrast...which i found out its needed to find any abnormalities!), ultrasound, x-rays....and everyone of these tests show nothing out of the ordinary. Other than 2 small hemorroids way up inside...(they say couldn't be the problem) (which i agree)....Thats one of my problems.......now here's the other........When trying to have a bowel movement...keep feeling like its right there but cant come out....so i checked with mirror and to my surprise, what i saw wasn't poo, but instead was a big blob of my insides, poking out of my anus and once i stopped pushing, it contracted back inside...(sorry if i am sounding gross, but i need help). But this problem is all the time. Unlike the bleeding one only occuring during my cycle. Does anyone have any advice on what my next move should be?
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replied September 15th, 2008
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It is very surprising how 2 colonoscopies couldn't find the origin of the anal bleeding. Anal bleeding that always follows the menstruation could be result of womb-rectum fistula or extra-uterine (rectal) endometriosis.

Have you ever bleed from the rectum without having menstruation?
Were the colonoscopies performed during the bleeding or when bleeding was gone?

The second problem (bowels coming out of the anus) is called rectal prolapse. It can be treated only surgically.
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replied September 15th, 2008
Thank you for replying to my post. And to answer your questions, yes i had the colonoscopy when i was on and when i was off my periods. Both times my results were dissappointing. But it seems to only happen when i am in the pushing or bearing down position. (not exactly pushing but contracting when urge is there.) The same day i posted this i ended up in the e.r cause it was bothering me so much. And the dr.on call said what you just said. He thinks its my uterus dropping. He actually saw it cause he had me push. So now i in the process AGAIN in seeing my reg. doc so she can refer me to another obgyn dr. and do all of this all over again!!!! I just hope this new dr. takes my problem serious and helps me. This has been going on for almost 2 yrs now. baffle
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replied September 22nd, 2008
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You can ask for a second oppinion from a gynecologist and abdominal surgeon. The orrigin of rectal/genital bleeding must be found.
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replied May 31st, 2011
Hi Dr. Nikola.
I've been having the same problem with the bleeding... i only get it when im on my period and im only 20 yrs of age. it is not heavy bleeding. i get bad period cramps but not every month. many months i have a peacefull happy period with no pains whereas others i get really bad pains. The bleeding from my rectum doesnt occur every month but most months and goes away when my menstrual cycle ends. and it doesnt occur eveyday of my cycle, just for 1-3 days. I do not have constipation and my poo is not painful at all. i empty by bowels everyday too! Should i be worried? because at the moment im really stressing about it and i dont want to go to my doctor as i do not have a female doctor and i feel awkward talking to a male doctor :/! HELP please!
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replied February 23rd, 2010
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omg! I had that EXACT same thing happen to me when i was really little, in fact it is one of my first memories! insides were coming out when i was pushing what i thought was poop! i apologize for the excitement but I have never heard of this happening to anyone else. anyway, its easily, but uncomfortably fixed if you can be honest with a doctor ( which is probably much easier when you're a little kid, but you can do it!) and they literally push it back in while you push out. it doesnt hurt, takes like a minute, and you should never see that little pink fleshy friend again! good luck!!
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