Don't read this if you are easily grossed out, but help please!

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   Posted 10/9/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm having a tiny amount of bright red vaginal bleeding when I have a bowel movement. It started about two weeks ago. I have been alright except for one really crap crampy D day, and I do not feel pain during the movements.

I started Cymbalta and Yaz (bcp) a few weeks ago. I know the bcp can cause spotting but I've been on one before and never noticed it before. Also, would the spotting be just during my bowel movements? Maybe it's not the movements but peeing? I'm confused. Should I call my GI or internist, maybe gyno? is it not a big deal...?

I did a sort of 'check' to see what's going on. I am all good on the outside and I don't detect any new changes in reaching distance 'inside' my V (like holes). Could it be further up out of reach?

I'm confused by this new symptom. Any and all comments and advice are welcome, please!

Also I had a sleep study and ultrasound two weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to call them back (they haven't called me). I assume they're normal. But I can't find the time to ring them when I work all day with only a half hour break. Just a random whine...
Crohn's (dx 2006), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), ulcers/GERD and possibly Fibromyalgia? Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Cymbalta, Xysal, Yaz, Percocet or Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), vitamin D once weekly.

Post Edited (meowese) : 10/9/2008 11:47:07 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/9/2008 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard that recto-vaginal fistulas can occur where you're actually passing stool through the vagina (how horrifying eh) however that doesn't mean what you're experiancing is that, birth control pills can do funny things, and even though you've been on one before that doesn't mean that you cannot experiance break-through bleeding (BCP vary from one another and from person to person)...I would definitely call the gyno on that and go from there, but I wouldn't leave it, I'd attend to this ASAP.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 10/10/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd definitely call the GI and the OB/Gyn. I usually get spotting a few days b4 period. Not sure why, but I'm pregnant so I guess I'll figure it out later. ;o)

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   Posted 10/10/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
when I am spotting it worsens during bowel movements, my guess would be the new birth control which does usually cause spotting when you start it. 
33 year old Female
Diagnosed with CD 2006, had suffered long before 2006.
CD Meds: Remicade every 7 weeks & Imuran 50 mg,
Also have seasonal allergies, milk allergy, and asthma.

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   Posted 10/10/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
my doc said more stuff comes out of you vag when you have a bm b/c of all the pushing... everyone has some normal discharge and when you go more, more comes out. That said, I still think I may have a fistula.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 10/10/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Like the others said, I would call you GI and OB/Gyn..vaginal bleeding can indicate a lot of different things, none of which should be taken lightly. When is the last time you had a regular check-up with your OB/Gyn? I would be more concerned with that first.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.

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