Hi. I'm doing this anonymously because it is rather embarrassing. However, let me begin. I am 47 years old, and approximately 20 years ago, I had a hysterectomy as a result of a terrible case of endometriosis. I was advised that everything had been removed with the exception of one ovary, due to my age at the time (27). Move forward several years, and because of chest pains, I had to have a couple of cardiac catherizations to determine the cause (nothing serious - mitral valve prolapse). Move forward a few more years to the present time. Periodically, I experience severe groin pain on the right side (the location of the needle insertions during the aforementioned cardiac catherizations). This is invariably accompanied by bright red and sometimes nickel-size clots of blood in my stools. We're not talking a little blood - we're talking quite a bit, and again, it is bright, bright red. I went to my doctor (internist), who took blood tests, determined my red blood count was low, and sent me to a gastroentorologist for further tests (an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy). That doctor removed a polyp, said it was benign, and there was no sign of internal bleeding. I also went to a gynecologist, who did an ultrasound and discovered that I have BOTH my ovaries, contrary to what the surgeon told me at the time of my surgery. This is causing me a great deal of concern, and once again, the only common thread appears to be the groin pain followed by the bloody stools. Is there anyone out there who can provide a suggestion about this?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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