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Rectal Bleeding without Bowel movement

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I started having bright red rectal bleeding a few months ago that comes and goes. Sometimes it just starts when I urinate and is sort of drippy. By the time I made an appointment and went to the doctor it had stopped. It starts and stops so fast. Now I have had abdominal pain for the last 3 days after I eat that seems to go away after about an hour. Today I woke up with bleeding again. I'm not sure if it's related or not. I have also had a total hysterectomy due to endometroisis and I am wondering if it could be related to endo?? I am a psychiatric nurse not a medical nurse.
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replied January 9th, 2010
A number of different conditions can cause rectal bleeding, These include hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulosis, abnormal blood vessels (angiodysplasia), and tumors (both benign and malignant), most commonly. Endometriosis would be very unlikely if your ovaries have been removed (and you are not on replacement hormones).

Your symptoms will requrie further evaluation, I'm afraid.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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