Has anyone had this and does it stop?
The last year has been so frightening and isolating! I've experienced blood in my stools (literally clots on my stool), a red toilet bowl and blood when I wipe during my periods every period since February. It's September now. But no bleeding between periods until I had the Mirena inserted to try help me "manage" this while I wait for my first gynae appointment which is on the 12th of Sept. It has been such a long wait with frightening moments almost daily and I am so frustrated by it all.
The mirena has resulted in more frequent bleeding both vaginally and then corresponding with my stools. The first thing my GP said when I mentioned the symptoms in Feb was that she can't refer me to a gynae until I've gone for a flexible sigmoidoscopy to look at the left side of the colon. I managed to get an appointment for this in May which came out clear. I only got a gynae referral in the middle of june, after 4 separate GP anal exams with nothing found (why???) which resulted in nothing new, just more embarrassment. After complaining I got a gynae referral and could only get my first appointment for Sept. Sorry for the vent but I would appreciate your thoughts.
I've also had low blood platelets for some years and asked my GP whether that was related but she said no. Could it be? Sorry about the long intro, I found this sight when I was quite scared. I have had no info from the doctors I've seen apart from the fact that if this is endo, it's very common and could be so severe as to requiring a tampon in your anus. It left me wondering how this could be uplifting or remotely helpful?
Thanks for reading,