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Old 01-03-2020, 12:40 PM
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I'm asking this here, because I want to know if this is common and it's mostly women here. It's tmi...you've been warned!

I have had a lot of female issues for over 10 years. Most recently, had a polyp removed a year ago. Had 4 periods in 6 weeks over the summer, had a hysteroscopy while awake which showed nothing. Some of the periods were induced by exercise.

Now I'm having a new problem. I have vaginal bleeding when I go #2, anytime of the month. Of course I googled it and there really isn't any information out there. I don't know if that's reassuring or worrying! I also have been passing tissue frequently throughout the month without actually bleeding. I sent a message to my doctor and he isn't all that concerned. I pretty much trust him, but another part of me is worried.

Has anyone had this happen to them before?


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I have had no issues like yours
Old 01-03-2020, 12:46 PM
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but my advise would be to get a second opinion from a gynecologist. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:52 PM
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You do not say what kind of hysterectomy you had. If it was a radical one, you could be experiencing a vaginal cuff tear. You would need to see your gynecologist about it.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:54 PM
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Get a second opinion. I obviously don't know your full history and I'm not a doctor, but I'd get a second opinion. That much bleeding and passing of tissue needs to be checked.
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Old 01-03-2020, 01:08 PM
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You do not say what kind of hysterectomy you had
It was a hysteroscopy, not a hysterectomy. Basically he was taking a look inside. He didn't take a biopsy at that time, but they did biopsy the polyp earlier and it was benign.

He's a top dr...internationally known. But perhaps it is time for a 2nd opinion. It's hard to know when I've had so many issues. I do think I'm a tough case.


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Old 01-03-2020, 02:33 PM
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This is not normal! Iíd find a new doc.
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Old 01-03-2020, 02:57 PM
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Are you sexually active ?

Sounds like the blood found during a bm isn't related to your menstrual cycle.

Did you have children? When?

You could have endometriosis or a weakening of the vaginal wall. Are you eating well?

How is your iron level?

Are you anemic?

Do you sleep well? Are you fit? Strong in your core?
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:13 PM
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I do have endometriosis, which is this doctor's specialty. As far as I know this isn't a symptom of that. I'm chronically anemic because of all my issues, but just got iv iron infusions so hopefully I'm good for awhile. No kids. I have been exercising more now. I had stopped because it seemed to induce some of the bleeding over the summer. I asked my dr a few months ago if I should start and he seemed to think there wasn't a correlation so I started again after that. I'm not as convinced.
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:22 PM
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I usually pass a white/clear, slimy, gunk like mucus between my periods. My periods are pretty normal.
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:23 PM
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Hemmorids?

I would drink more water.

I would make liver n onions

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Old 01-03-2020, 03:27 PM
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Would be beneficial. Maybe find a heated pool...

I will be hoping the best for you.
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:28 PM
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If the Dr. is a specialist and told you not to worry, I'd believe him. You can always get a 2nd opinion if you want peace of mind, but I'd keep in mind that in your case the "2nd opinion" Dr. will likely be less knowledgeable than the one you have.

I sometimes get "breakthrough bleeding" or tissue coming out at other times of the month. Apparently it's very common and there is a certain type of BC you can take (something about the estrogen level, I can't remember now) to help with that. I opted to stay on my current pill because it's better for acne, which is much more bothersome to me than the breakthrough bleeding.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:11 PM
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Iíve had a hysteroscopy, too, but for post-menopausal bleeding. But I donít recollect having bleeding after a bowel movement, either now or during my menstrual years.

In googling the phenomena, I saw where one woman on some forum said: ďIíve been to gynaecologist and I have an ectropian on my cervix. So the cells that should be inside the womb have grown outside. Any hard bowel movement triggers the cells to bleed.Ē May not pertain to you, but something you might ask your dr about.

(Btw, if a hard bm is a problem, taking Metamucil everyday helps a lot to maintain regularity.)
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:16 PM
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Any suggestion on regulating your period with birth control or progesterone? I just had to go on it at age 44.
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:35 PM
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Thanks everyone. Most hormones aren't an option for me, which makes things complicated. If it's "just" hormonal, I can deal with it. I'm just worried it's not hormonal. I agree with Haley, though, that a 2nd opinion is hard because this guy is an expert. Just strange because it seems like it's not at all common.
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:56 PM
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With all of the problems you have had, I would recommend that a doctor remove your uterus. It's a big step however you have spent too many years worrying about this issue. You cannot get those years back. It's time to find out exactly what is going on. Perhaps there is a way to do a thorough examination of your uterus without removing it. I would ask that first.
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:41 AM
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I agree that you could use a second opinion. It could be anything, including hormonal issues.

As for the hysteroscopy while awake, yeah, been there. Not fun!

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