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Hi Anon,

Thanks for your question. Although I completely understand your concern, I think you started reading too much on what it could be. Internal Hemorrhoids normally don't cause pain or much discomfort which is probably why you're having a hard time believing that the bleeding is coming from the Hemorrhoids, but your doctor did perform a Colonoscopy to confirm the cause of the bleeding and everything in your bowels was normal if he determined that the bleeding was Hemorrhoid related. Perimenopause is a transition and your period can sometimes come to a halt and then return. Your period may continue to be irregular for years before going through Menopause.

Take a look at this list of symptoms of the Bowel with Endo:
Painful bowel movements



Alternating constipation and diarrhea

Intestinal cramping

Nausea and/or vomiting

Abdominal pain

Rectal pain

Rectal bleeding

And symptoms of Endometriosis include:
Painful periods

Pain in the lower abdomen or pelvic cramps that can be felt for a week or two before menstruation

Pain in the lower abdomen felt during menstruation (the pain and cramps may be steady and dull or severe)

Pain during or following sexual intercourse

Pain with bowel movements

Pelvic or low back pain that may occur at any time during the menstrual cycle

With the exception of rectal bleeding, it sounds like you may have read a little too much on the subject (I am guilty of doing this as well sometimes.) However, you haven't mentioned any other symptoms-- this is probably why your doctor isn't worried about it. Try to stay off of google and researching other diseases-- when we do this, we find that we may have every disease in the book! :)

All the best,


June 6, 2011 - 6:58am


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