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Hi, this is my first post in this group and I'm after some advice.

I had a colonoscopy done on the 2nd November and everything was fine. I then started on my period on the 4th even though I'm not due on till the 10th November.

Growing up, I used to have really painful and heavy periods but over the last few years I've noticed a huge difference. The pain isn't really there anymore and if I do get it it's nowhere near as bad and paracetamol gets rid of it for the duration of the period.

I've also noticed my periods went from 7 days ish to 2 days. Stopped for a little while and then come back on for a few hours and then stopped again till the next one. This period has been very heavy and bright red (sorry for the tmi) and I'm on day 4 with no signs of stopping. It's also been more painful than usual and I've had to take more painkillers than usual to stop it.

Should I be worried? I had a Ultrasound done on my stomach and they found cysts on my right ovary. I have an appointment with the gyne on the 15th to look into it further but in the meantime I'm a little nervous about why the sudden change.

Could it possibly be the prep for the Colonoscopy? Since I had it, my need to wake up in the night for a wee has gone too (sorry again) and can last through the night without waking up now.

Any advice or reassurances greatly appreciated.


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I would say that the colonoscopy could definitely cause more bleeding during your period, not sure why bladder function would be improved though. check it out at your gynaecological appointment

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There was talk of a possible bloackage after Laxido didn't work, Maybe it was slowing the process down or something? Allthough I was still going a lot. Still been sleeping through the night so whatever has happened I'm thankful for it as I'm actually getting a full nights sleep. Hope it lasts

Hey I know this is a early post but the same thing has just happened to me only light bleeding but I'm on the Implant and haven't had a period for months and now had the colonoscopy 2 days ago and now I'm bleeding very confused scared that they have done something inside to me

Same thing just happened to me two days ago please can you update if you are ok? Thanks

Funny that.

I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy 3 days ago.

I've got my period on Monday after 4 months without one ( i do have PCOS so irregular bleeding is the norm) and it's so heavy as if it's on tap.

I'm changing pads every 20-30min . I wonder what is the connection between them🤔

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Jayday88 in reply to Gumball77

Hi, how have you been? I’ve started to bleed after my colonoscopy (I had it done yesterday). I’m not due my period for another week so a little confused and concerned as to why I’m getting it now. Thanks

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Agurn93 in reply to Jayday88

The same thing happened to me... very painful cramps and heavy bleeding the day after my colonoscopy- wasn’t due for another couple weeks at least

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Jayday88 in reply to Agurn93

Thanks for replying. Im sure if I called the dr, he’d say ‘keep an eye on it’, but wanted to hear personal stories. Appreciate it

Yes I got mine as soon as the procedure was complete. It wasn't due until a week after. And I ended up having my periods twice that month and they were both heavy ,, so I suspect it shortened the cycle.

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