Fibro and Rectal Bleeding

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sayamyb, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. sayamyb

    sayamyb New Member

    I have both of these and it is freaking me out. I have had 3 colonoscopies in the last 6 years and all are normal. They say it is IBS, but the bleeding is scary to me. I am wondering if anyone that has Fibro also has rectal bleeding.

  2. msbsgblue

    msbsgblue Member

    You may possibly have a small hemroid that you are unaware of. My husband does, it is not related to fibro. Have you had them check for ulcers, they can bleed and you can pass blood?

    My husband has been checked over and over. He has a family history of colon cancer from his father. He has had a small hemroid for years that otherwise is unnoticed until it bleeds.
  3. CanBrit

    CanBrit Member

    You've done all the right things. The colonoscopies should identify it there's anything more serious, which appears to be negative so that's good.

    Sometimes it can be internal hemorroid which are activated if you problems with constipation. (Do you have constipation?) My husband has a hemorroid which bothers him regularly. Unfortunately he also has Crohn's disease and it took them 7 years to confirm it.

    That being said, the bleeding has to come from somewhere. I'd see if you can get an appt with a specialist. I wouldn't stop pushing Dr's until I got an answer.

    All the best to you,

  4. fibromickster

    fibromickster New Member

    I only have that when i am constipated from the medicine i take, but i don't think it is serious. It only happens when i go to the bathroom.

    Is yours constant, what kind of medicine are you on, it could be from that.
  5. ephemera

    ephemera New Member

    I know what you mean. I get very bad times when I need the analpram cream for my internal/external hemmorhoids, which are class 2. (Class 3 means you need surgery.)

    I had an anal fissure develop after being in the ER twice with an impacted colon. Had to have surgery after nothing healed it. Thankfully, I've had no problems with more tearing since.

    Since then I've had off & on times when I've had lots of bleeding. I've had 2 colonoscopies & 1 sig in past 6 years, too. I also had the transit study done. I'm really tired of all this.

    I hope you find some answers.
  6. Zzzsharn

    Zzzsharn New Member

    Me too.

    I bleed regulary.. doctor said it's internal and external rhoids.

    Not fun, and def scary..

    My doc said as long as the blood is bright red, it's likley the rhoids.

    Take care,
  7. sydneysider

    sydneysider Member

    can be small tears in anus. Best to avoid any foods containing whole seeds
  8. autumnkay99

    autumnkay99 New Member

    I have been freaking out the past two days as I had horrible cramps, (like labor) and I went to the bathroom, passed diahrea that was horrible, doubled up and trying to crawl back to bed, I thought I would die.
    Next morning I get up and went to get some coffee and could feel something coming out of my anal area so I ran back to bath room, and i had bleeding, bright red, in my panties, and when I sat down feeling I had to go again, all that came out was pure blood, clots, and the stringest skin type blood, no bowel movement just pure blood. My back was killing me and the cramps had me doubled up, and I am so glad I read your article today. I dont know what's going on, but I've told my Dr. now since Oct 09 about the stomach and how bad it hurts on the side, he said it was the colon, irritable bowel disease. Since meds do make you constipated over the years, I just assumed this must be IBS.
    I go to the DR, Monday and I am gonna find out one way or another why, with Fibromyalgia and irritable bowel, just where does all this blood come from....
    Something strange I have a 27yr old son, who for 2 years has all the signs of Fibromyalgia, and he too experiences bleeding also. This is scary to the both of us, so I hope to find out any answers. Please, let me k now if you find out any info....Anita>51 yrs. old
  9. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    Fibro and IBS, yes..Fibro and bleeding is a different story. As others have said, there are many things that can cause some bleeding that are harmless but a "pain in the butt' no pun intended.
    Anal Fissures, the hemmeroids (sp?) etc.

    Ive had the fissures before and I'll tell ya, you dread having to go to the bathroom, it can be so incredibly painful.
    Definitely don't pass this off as just IBS. IBS in and of itself does not cause bleeding. Constipation related bleeding because of the above, maybe, but IBS really is how your bowel contracts.

    That's why if you have IBS-D, you don't usually lose weight or nutrients like you would if you had chronic diarrhea. It's really how it 'comes out' (sorry!) that is the problem.

    Don't let any bleeding go unchecked. Bright red means it's 'new' blood (hopefully a tear, hem or something).
  10. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    You should definitely have a colonoscopy done as something isn't right. I wouldn't wait until Monday if you can see someone today.
  11. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I would not think that fibro by itself is causing your bleeding. It may be as a side effect from other problems that you have related to the fibro, like IBS, or maybe from pain pills which will constipate you, etc.

    Having 3 colonoscopies in the last 6 years is quite a few. Are the doctors looking for something specific? Do they keep doing them just because of IBS? I just think it's strange to do so many in such a short period of time. Oh, well.

    My doctor has always told me to don't be afraid if the blood is bright red -- only be afraid if it is DARK RED.

    Rectal bleeding can be caused by many things, such as:
    • Anal cancer
    • Anal fissure--a tear in your lining due to passing hard stools
    • Angiodysplasia
    • Colon cancer
    • Colon polyps
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's disease
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticulosis
    • Food poisoning (food-borne illness)
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Ischemic colitis
    • Peptic ulcer
    • Pseudomembranous colitis
    • Radiation therapy
    • Rectal prolapse
    • Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome
    • Ulcerative colitis

    Have your primary care doctor get you an appointment with a specialist to get checked out. Take a copy of your latest colonoscopy with you--the Medical Records Dept. of the hospital where you had it done will give you a copy to take to your doctor--call ahead of time and order it because it might be a 2-3 day wait before you could pick it up.

    Good luck and I hope you find out the root cause so you can quit worrying about it.

  12. jerry.watson

    jerry.watson Member

    I have had fibro since i was 11 years old. About age 13 I started having small amounts of blood show in my stool. Shortly after, maybe one year, i began having what is call Rectal Prolapse. I assume this is because of straining due to opiate induced constipation. Fibro may not directly cause anal bleeding but can indirectly lead to it via side effects of medications and the like.