Q. My period blood entered into rectum while removing my stool out. Will it cause bowel endometriosis?

Answered by
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 02, 2019

Hello doctor,

I had endometriosis on my ovaries and I did surgery. But I have a problem with my bowel and sometimes I need to wear gloves and use oil with my finger to take the stool out. But a couple of times when I had my periods some of the blood stuck to my finger as I was trying to get the stool out so it entered my rectum. I was just wondering if it is possible to get bowel endometriosis that way?

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern about the problems in bowel movements. I think there is some endometriosis island or adhesions or deep endometriosis in the pouch of Douglas, the lowest end in the pelvis, lying just in front of rectum, anus and behind the cervix. The kinking has altered the rhythmic flow of the bowel contents.

You can have injection Leuprolide 3.75 mg monthly once, intramuscularly three to six doses. This will temporarily clear any endometriosis and deep endometriosis. Following this period either have medications to stop the period if you are not planning for pregnancy. If pregnancy is in plan, get pregnant as soon as possible. So periods will stop for 10 months.

I hope this helps.

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