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Gynecology

Unusual vaginal bleeding

06/16/2008

Question:

Every month before my period I experience vaginal bleeding during bowl movements. It is very bright in color.This Started Off and on after my vaginal delivery of my daughter. The doctor had to do a quick forecepts deilvery . It took the dr.30min.to stitch up the tear.For the past year and a half the bleeding happens every time and some times During my period on a light day.

Answer:

You should have this looked at as it may represent an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina as a result of your delivery and repair. A simple exam should be able to tell if you need surgery for a repair.

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated