Thanks for your question. As you know, this is something that will need to be discussed more fully with your OB/GYN to make sure that everything is healthy and well. While rectal bleeding
is quite common for many people, usually due to hemorrhoids
, abnormal vaginal bleeding should be less common. Either one is a reason to speak with your doctor
if you have not done so in the past. Considering some of the different options that could explain your bleeding, fibroids and other abnormalities of the uterus or uterine lining are at the top of the list of possibilities. While many of these conditions are benign and need to simply be monitored over time, this bleeding could also be a sign of something more significant. The vaginal orifice and the rectum are closely related in most women, and may suffer from some trauma from either direction, especially in women who have had children in the past. Your doctor will need to discuss your medical history and these new changes, and will likely need to perform an examination to understand more fully why you are bleeding and what can be done to help. Again, please speak with your doctor about this question.