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By Anonymous February 28, 2010 - 8:55pm
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i have pounding headaches and today i started bleeding from my rectum. the blood looked like vaginal blood but i then realized it wasnt that time of the month and i use the bathroom and checked to see and found out that it was my butt...

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Hi, Anon,

Are the headaches and the bleeding connected in some way, do you think? Did they both start about the same time? Or have you had the headaches before?

Here's what the Mayo Clinic says about bleeding from the rectum:

Rectal bleeding refers to bleeding from your lower colon or your rectum, the last few inches of your large intestine. Rectal bleeding may show up as blood in your stool, on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. The blood can range in color from bright red to dark maroon. Rectal bleeding may occur for many reasons, most commonly related to constipation or hemorrhoids. Often the underlying cause of rectal bleeding can be treated. If you have rectal bleeding or blood in your stool, see a doctor to determine what's causing your symptoms.

Have you been constipated lately, and straining to use the bathroom? Do you believe you could have hemorroids?

Please make an appointment with your doctor just to get this checked out. It is most likely something common and easily fixed, but it's not something you want to ignore. Will you do that?

March 2, 2010 - 8:17am
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