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Endo and bowel issues

Does anyone else suffer from rectal bleeding with their endo. it doesn't happen often at all (last episode before the one I had last week was years ago) my pain has eased but im having persistent spotting and blood during bowel movements, sometimes rather heavy.

  1. Hi there. Firstly, I am so sorry to read you are having these struggles. I would definitely say the bleeding should be looked at by a medical professional, for sure. I have experienced some bleeding, but not heavily. Mostly just spots at times. I do have internal hemorrhoids though, so it could be from that. I will say though- I get really bad rectum pain, often. They are spasms that sometimes last a few seconds up to a good 30 minutes. I 100% am convinced that it is endometriosis on my rectum. With that being said, I honestly would not be surprised if it was endometriosis causing the rectal bleeding as well. But of course, it could be numerous things so if you can, make an apt with your doctor just to double check what is going on. Hoping you do get it figured out. Glad the pain has at least eased for you! -Kimberli (team member)

    1. I echo Kimberli...I'm so sorry to hear you're dealing with this. Before I had my last two surgeries, I did have rectal bleeding and pain. It turned out I had endometriosis on my rectum. I agree that this is something that would be good to check with either your gynecologist or a GI doctor. ~Katrina, Endometriosis.net Advocate

      1. I'm sorry you're going through this, but you're definitely not alone! I sometimes get minor rectal bleeding. I'll see bright red blood on the toilet paper after I poop but not ongoing or heavy bleeding. I also get bloody nasal passages around the same time. In my case, I've been told two things 1.) that a drop in estrogen before my period makes small blood vessels more fragile, which leads to easier bleeding and 2.) hormonal changes can slow down and harden poop...which can tear the rectum on the way out. With that said, other medical conditions (like ulcerative colitis, Crohn's) can also cause rectal bleeding. In short, this is definitely a question to run by your doctor! And please keep us updated on how you're doing 😀 - Keri (team member)

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