Noticed pink/fresh blood on toilet paper, not had periods over 9 years

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i'm 55 years old, my periods stopped over 9 years ago, past 3 weeks have noticed a light pink stain on toilet paper when been to the toilet for a wee, then yesterday opened my bowels and fresh red blood was on the loo roll and in the toilet. i also have a heavy dull ache down below like period pains,

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    You may have torn a haemorrhoid inside the rectum, or a polyp. If you've been constipated at all recently, this is quite a common occurrence. Bright light coloured blood is not so worrying as dark or black stools. Best get it checked out quickly to be safe but I'm sure you'll find it something not life threatening.

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    If you are on HRT, it could be a"break through" which is annoying but not serious.

    I had many when on HRT and under stress.

    It is difficult to know the source, so insert a mini tampon into vagina for-a-few-hours-and-if-no-pink-on-it-it-is-likely-it-is-coming-from the-bladder.

    Appt-with-GP-is needed,

    good luck

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