8:23 pm - 06/14/2010

Spotting After Bowel Movement?

Last Spotting Post From Me, I Promise! Well, maybe :] I just don't know who else to ask and you ladies are so informative. I could ask my doctor but I really didn't think it was worth mentioning, so I wanted to ask here first.

So I've come to the discovery that my spotting mainly only happens after I have a bowel movement. This has been happening off and on for a few weeks. Like when I go to wipe the tissue has pink on it. And I am positive it is coming from my vagina and not my butt. It isn't a lot or anything, it's only a little bit..maybe equal to about 2 drops? and It isn't bright red but more of a pinkish red. No abdominal pain or anything. And it doesn't only happen when I strain for a poo, it happens when I have an easy-going poo as well. When I just pee, I have none. I had my baby 7 months ago if this makes any difference at all.

I have no idea why it happens. Has this happened to anyone else or have any ideas??
sublime29girlie 15th-Jun-2010 04:35 am (UTC)
i had these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_fissure for several months postpartum. hope this helps, :)
yolandouche 15th-Jun-2010 05:36 am (UTC)
I don't think that's it, because i'm sure mine isn't coming from my anus. Thank you though :]
nickelshoe 15th-Jun-2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Even though you say you're not straining, my guess is that it comes from the pushing. Also, since your rectum and vagina are right there together, the poop could be kind of pushing out the vaginal discharge through the wall, if that makes any sense.

I definitely pass more cervical mucus when I poop, so my guess is that it's the same thing.
yolandouche 15th-Jun-2010 05:31 am (UTC)
do you ever spot along with the mucus?
nickelshoe 15th-Jun-2010 05:46 am (UTC)
Nope. Don't know what is causing you to spot, but I'm just figuring you're only noticing it when you poop. Like it's in your vagina already, but just comes out when you poop.
yolandouche 15th-Jun-2010 05:50 am (UTC)
Yeah.. I don't know either. I guess it's in my vagina already, just not every time and not in large amounts. I don't know. I hope it's nothing to worry about.
misspaigeb 15th-Jun-2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
I agree. I don't mean to scare you, OP, but I've heard for pregnant women spotting after a bowel movement is totally normal. It's possible your cervix is just more sensitive than others.
yolandouche 16th-Jun-2010 12:37 am (UTC)
I actually talked to my doctor today and he told me that first time moms (which would be me) can spot/bleed off and on for a whole year, in some cases longer, because of lack of periods during the 9 months of pregnancy so your body tries to get rid of the old blood and such, and he said my uterus is still in the process of dropping. All of this makes sense to me and I am no longer worried :].
misspaigeb 16th-Jun-2010 12:50 am (UTC)
Oh that's awesome! :) I just didn't want you to think I was implying you were pregnant.
quiet_tears_ 16th-Jun-2010 12:29 am (UTC)
i have never been pregnant and this same thing happens to me too after i have a bm!! i never understand why. it happens mostly when i am close to getting my period, but it happens other times too.

exactly as you wrote above. i want to know why too....
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