pooping makes my vagina bleed

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Erika Asks:

Sometimes when I poop, it's a struggle to get things out. At these times, I have to push kinda hard. Often, after this event, my vagina will bleed, and not because of other reasons. It only bleeds a little -- I'd say less than one ounce. What's the deal?


Attention All Male Readers:


The reply to this question quite possibly contains information that could potentially rupture some fragile parts of the male psyche and perhaps blow a few minds. If you proceed to read, do so with extreme caution.

Dear Erika,

Please make an appointment to see your gynecologist so that you can inform him/her of your situation before it progresses to something even far worse than what I suspect you are currently experiencing. As if it is not enough that females have to take great care to be sure to wipe from front to back to prevent urinary tract infections because of the close proximity of the sewer line to the water drain, and they have to spend the better part of each month dealing with bloating, cramping, pouring out blood, clots, and uterine lining through the opening between the two holes mentioned previously, there's more.


Sometimes--for various reasons--the walls separating the poop chute from the tunnel of love can become weakened, stretched, strained, and even ruptured. When this happens it is called a rectocele or enterocele. Wikipedia has this to say about it:



"A rectocele results from a tear in the rectovaginal septum (which is normally a tough fibrous sheet like divider between the rectum and vagina). Rectal tissue bulges through this tear, into the vagina, as a hernia. There are two main causes of this tear: childbirth and hysterectomy.


Presentation


Mild cases may simply produce a sense of pressure or protrusion within the vagina, and the occasional feeling that the rectum has not been completely emptied after a bowel movement. Moderate cases may involve difficulty passing stool (because the attempt to evacuate pushes the stool into the rectocele instead of out through the anus), discomfort or pain during evacuation or intercourse, constipation, and a general sensation that something is "falling down" or "falling out" within the pelvis. Severe cases may cause vaginal bleeding, intermittent fecal incontinence, or even the prolapse of the bulge through the mouth of the vagina, or rectal prolapse through the anus.


Causes


It can be caused by many factors, but the most common is childbirth, especially with babies over nine pounds in weight, or rapid births. The use of forceps is more likely a marker for the vaginal injury, than a direct cause of the tear. Episiotomy or lower vaginal tears play little role in the formation of a cystocele. The risk increases with the number of vaginal births, although it can also happen in women who have never borne a child.


A hysterectomy or other pelvic surgery can be a cause, as can chronic constipation and straining to pass bowel movements. It is more common in older women than in younger ones; estrogen which helps to keep the pelvic tissues elastic decreases after menopause. Another cause which is sometimes overlooked in younger women is sexual abuse during childhood.


Treatment


Treatment depends on the severity of the problem, and may include changes in diet (increase in fiber and water intake), pelvic floor exercises such as Kegel exercises, use of stool softeners, hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women, insertion of a pessary into the vagina (A pessary is a small plastic or silicone medical device or form of pharmaceutical preparation which is inserted into the vagina or rectum and held in place by the pelvic floor musculature), and various forms of surgery (usually posterior colporrhaphy - the suturing of vaginal tissue). More recent developments in surgery are directed at repairs to the rectovaginal septum, than simple excision or plication of vaginal skin, which provides no support. Both gynecologists and colorectal surgeons can address this problem."



Thanks for asking Motherload!


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23 Comments on "pooping makes my vagina bleed"

C Everett Poop's picture
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Gross

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CEP, you were duly warned. But I second the notion. This condition is just another example of how hospital childbirths fuck you up.

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Wow. When I first glanced at this topic I thought: "who is this dingbat who thinks pooping will make her kootch bleed?". But after reading Motherload's commentary and the wiki info, I can easily see how this condition might come about.

TSV- I totally agree about the hospital births fuckin up the lady junk. I had no choice but to have my kids in the hospital (#1 was emergency Csection baby, #2 was my VBAC). #2 was also a rapid delivery and nearly 8 1/2 pounds. He might not have torn down the wall between the "poop chute and the tunnel of love", but all the hard pushing elongated my ass trumpet by about an inch!

Erika- I hope you have taken Motherload's advice seriously and you are in the waiting room of the gyno's office right now. Hope your holes are all better soon.

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And stop having your boyfriend carry you around like a 6-pack.

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I wish I had not read this, oral sex will never be the same again.

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wow this site is hilarious

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Nah I still like to lick the puss. This would NOT discourage me as long as its clean and fresh.
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"Nah I still like to lick the puss" - After reading this, make sure its puss not pus. Gross. Shit like this that made me swear off sex once. Longest five minutes of my life.

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"I was forced to give birth in a hospital" WHOA! back the truck up! Forced? yeah your right a sterile clean medically efficient environment is wrong better to squat in a field, drop the kid in some tall grass, gnaw off the umbilical cord and get back to nature... CREEPY HIPPIES!!!

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Don't be so judgmental. If someone wants to have a natural, at-home birth, there's nothing wrong with that.


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And there is nothing wrong with going to a hospital. I go there whenever I feel the need to get sicker.

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My mother and father came from very large families.
My mother was the youngest of ten children, all born at home.
My father was next to the youngest of thirteen, all born at home.
Two of my sisters and me were born at home, only my youngest siser was born in a hospital.

A young friend of mine, who is a pharmicist, plans on giving birth to a child at home in a few months. The mother is much more relaxed and comfortable during a home delivery.

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Anonymous Coward's picture
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WOW I NEVER KNEW THAT THEY WOULD EVER HAVE A FUCKING POOP WEBSITE...THIS IS FUCKING FUNNY..LOL

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"They" are also not deaf AC so stop shouting or learn about the Caps Lock button.
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Anonymous 123's picture
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Wow. I actually looked this question up on a search engine , thinking that I would get some stuffy medical website..but this one came up first. This has got to be the best site I've ever looked at. Medical advice but plainly put so you can understand it and the best comments to follow! Keep up the good work guys!

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We all know that ain't incense you're burning Poop Benedict, why you think I jumped ya, and you're calling ME a hippy?

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See real doctors and get at least two independent reviews of your health concern (s).

Anonymous Coward's picture
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I have the same problem, pooping and bleeding from my vagina, but I did the stool softner and a douche with warm water and epsom salts and it helped me...

Middle Age Mama's picture
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Don't hate the hospitals. If YOU want to have your child at home with a midwife or whomever..go for it. My first delivery was completely drug free but done in the safety of a hospital in case something went wrong. If I had been at home when my child's heart rate began decelerating..who would have known? Luckily, we had those "bad old hospital" people to get things going back in the right direction. Horrible things could have happened and I would not have been able to have lived with myself for not planning for every possible outcome. With my second child, my water broke at 24 weeks and I thank God for the hospital once again. I only lasted a week on bedrest before we had to do an emergency crash section to save his life. He spent the next 91 days in that hospital NICU and I will never be able to thank them enough for getting us all through those scary beginnings.

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Middle Age Mama,
God bless you and I feel your pain. I was also born 3 months early and hearing my parents talk about what they went through is heart-breaking. 30 years later and they still cry when they talk about it. Without the Sick Kids Hospital here in Toronto I surely wouldn't be alive. That being said, I also have had friends who had home births with absolutely no problems.

Now that I have learned what a rectocele is, I am off to plan my future C-section.

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I've always wondered why God put the outhouse right next to the snackbar.

Anonymous's picture
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Love the straightforward talking here! Googled the symptoms mentioned and up came this site. The others are all crap.

Wish I'd known when I was younger about the damage vaginal deliveries can do to our lady-parts, and I would definitely have chosen c-section. I am a small very slim woman who had reasonably large babies, and therefore episiotomies, and have suffered the consequences ever since. Prolapse of just about everything and now a rectovaginal fistula. Added to having had breast cancer and the anti-oestrogen drugs I had to take for 5 years. It's all a recipe for disaster! Men have it so easy!!

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Okay, but what about vaginal bleeding during excretion that only occurs post ovulation? I admit to a mildly friable cervix during pregnancy, which hasn't caused any issues with the pregnancy or birth beside some mild bleeding. It seems like the thickened cervix is irritated by the pressure from the bowels, but it only is affected during the drop of progesterone shortly after ovulation occurs (around when implantation would occur).