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13 Apr 2004

Endometriosis : help
I was diagnosed with endo about 15 years ago. Scale 3 1/2 to 4. I've had lots of laparoscopys over the years, and a laparotomy to remove the endo from the bowel. This happenned about 3 years ago. I have been reasonably painfree since then. However, recently the extreme pain whilst passing a stool, together with blood in the stool have returned, and this only occurs when I am menstruating. I was convinced the endo had returned to the bowel, but had a colonoscopy on day 2 of my period, so that the surgeon could see the area I was bleeding from, in the bowel. But, he said he couldn't find anything. What else could be wrong? My gynae is overseas at the moment. I'm just feeling somewhat worried.
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01 Jan 0001

It does sound like endometriosis. Perhaps a laparoscopy would be indicated. Other causes of rectal bleeding would be piles, or growths in the colon. These would be detected on colonoscopy.

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