A member asked:

What are ways to evaluate abnormal bleeding?

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Exam.: A pelvic exam includes a pap smear, and palpation of the uterus and ovaries. A blood test can look for anemia, pregnancy, or problems with clotting or hormones. An ultrasound will give more details on the size and shape of the uterus and ovaries. A sonohysterography (us with fluid injection) shows abnormalities of the uterine cavity. An endometrial biopsy samples cells from the uterine lining.

Answered 12/7/2011


Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Testing: For people who have an abnormal bleeding tendency including very easy bruisability of the skin or frequent spontaneous development of bruises(petechiae,ecchymoses,purpura) there is a coagulopathy workup consisting of multiple tests included in a protocol. Frequently a hematologist is involved as a consultant.

Answered 4/2/2019



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