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  • I have taken 80 mg. of Simvastatin since my open heart surgery in 2001. My rectal bleeding started 1 1/2 years ago when a Doctor prescribed Naproxen - that was followed by massive rectal hemorrhaging. My Doctor immediately stopped use of Naproxen, all aspirin and Simvastatin, and the bleeding stopped. Four months later I resumed the nightly Simvastatin at a 1/2 dose and there was no noticable bleeding for 6 months Now morning bleeding occurs when I only take 40 mg of Simvastatin the night before. There is no bleeding when I do not take Simvastatin.
    My Doctor recommends a 'Colonoscopy' - however the cleansing for my last Colonoscopy 2 years ago nearly killed me, and at 73 years old I am concerned for another one.
    Has anyone else had a similar experience - and what exactly is bleeding when I take the Simvastatin ???
    Jim

    Post created 5 months 2 weeks ago

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