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Bleeding after a colonoscopy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   thank you for answering my question.
User :   I recently had a colposcopy without a biopsy done (this past Thursday), I have been spotting ever since (it was brown at first, then now it's red). I've also just started with depo provera shot last month.
User :   my concern is that, is my spotting from the exam or the depo?
User :   please help!
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thank u
Doctor :   Can you make out where are you getting the blood from?
User :   no, i can't
User :   vagina
User :   i do feel somewhat bloated..i do hear noises from my uterus
Doctor :   Colonoscopy causes bleeding from the anus not the vagina.
User :   it's from the vagina
User :   so do you think it's from depo provera?
User :   how can i stop it
User :   stop the spotting, I mean
Doctor :   Probably, that might be the only cause
User :   would I have to use a mirror to check to see where blood is coming from?
User :   I took some ibuprofen, and it says online somewhere that it should stop the bleeding..
User :   is that true?
User :   it also says that some estrogen works too...
Doctor :   The spotting will go down in a matter of time
User :   I really want the spotting to's driving me insane, because the blood is not dark brown, it's red
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry about.
Doctor :   Since when are you having the spotting?
User :   since thursday
Doctor :   I suggest that you wait for 1 week to 10 days
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