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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Bleeding Causes

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What causes abnormal spotting/bleeding between periods?

What causes abnormal spotting/bleeding between periods?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections and hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding?

What can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding?

AUB: A variety of things from irregular ovulation, to low platelets, fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis and the perimenopause. Because of the variety of issues possible, its best to discuss with your provider what he/she thinks is the cause. If you're done having children, you may be an ablation candidate. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal blood clots?

What causes abnormal blood clots?

Multiple conditions: Genetic deficiencies, inmobilization, hormones, bedridden condition for what ever cause mostly in sick hospitalized patients as well as any surgery & others. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding?

What can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Struct / functional: Basically three possible general reasons -

1) There is something structurally wrong with the uterus that is keeping it from controlling its bleeding (i.e. fibroids, polyps)

2) the hormonal signaling between the ovaries and the uterus is not going right, leading to "dysfunctional bleeding", despite a structurally normal uterus

3) your blood is not clotting correctly ...Read more

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What types of cancers cause abnormal vaginal bleeding?

What types of cancers cause abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Any gyn: Abnormal vaginal bleeding could be a presenting symptom of cervical, endometrial, vaginal, vulvar, and even ovarian cancers. Additionally, metastasis to the vaginal canal or pelvis from another primary tumor( which would be rare) could feasibly cause this as well. ...Read more

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What causes postcoital bleeding?

What causes postcoital bleeding?

Cervicitis?: One of the main causes of bleeding after sex is an abnormality of the cervix, such as cervicitis, which has several causes, including STDs especially chlamydia and gonorrhea. Trichomonas, another STD, also can do it. So can dysplasia, i.e. HPV-related cellular changes of the cervix, or even cancer (although very rare at your age). See a doctor ASAP for professional evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Endometrial polyps: endometrial polyps are friable ( which means they bleed very easy) If you see one sticking out the cervix and touch it with a swab they begin bleeding very quickly ...Read more

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Can abnormal vaginal bleeding mean pregnancy?

Can abnormal vaginal bleeding mean pregnancy?

Sometimes: Irregular spotting and bleeding can occur in a very early pregnancy. There are many other causes of irregular bleeding however, so a pregnancy test can rule in or out pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormal periods?

What can cause abnormal periods?

Abnormal ovulation: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations. ...Read more

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Whats abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Whats abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Heavy, unpredictable: Generally speaking, anything that's out of the "ordinary.". Heavier menses that is consistent (e.g. More than about 3 months straight), bleeding in between cycles in the absence of hormonal manipulation and bleeding after sex are some examples. ...Read more

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What causes period-like bleeding during ovulation?

What causes period-like bleeding during ovulation?

Difficult to say: Lots of bleeding during ovulation is not normal. Be evaluated by your physician for either a hormonal abnormality or a uterine or cervical abnormality. ...Read more

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What causes internal bleeding?

What causes internal bleeding?

Vague question: Be more specific. If your want a personal consult contact me @ healthtap.com/dr-hermanhammerstead ...Read more

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What causes bleeding during intercourse what causes bleeding during intercourse

Not pregnant?: If you are not pregnant then consistent bleeding with intercourse is always abnormal, suggest you see a doctor in person for this. ...Read more

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What cause rectal bleeding during menstration?

What cause rectal bleeding during menstration?

Endometriosis: The classic answer to this q is endometriosis of the bowel, an unusual problem. Otherwise you may have a separate problem. Anyone with rectal bleeding should have at minimum a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. A pelvic ultrasound may also be indicated to work-up this problem. What doe your gyn doc say? ...Read more

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What makes vaginal bleeding abnormal?

What makes vaginal bleeding abnormal?

Depends: If bleeding occurs are regular predictable patterns consistent with a menstrual cycle then it could be normal. If you are having some other type of bleeding then it could be abnormal. An Obgyn can see you and get a more detailed clinical history to help determine and assess the situation ...Read more

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What causes intestinal bleeding?

What causes intestinal bleeding?

Many things: There are many causes of intestinal bleeding. Ulcers of the stomach or duodenum, bad gastritis, small intestinal disorders such as vascular malformation, crohn's disease, small bowel tumors, colon cancer, colon infections, ulcerative colitis, vascular lesions of the colon are some of the more common that i can think of. Also ulcers from medications, liver cirrhosis with enlarged esophageal veins. ...Read more

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What could cause coital bleeding?

Get it checked: There are many possible reasons for bleeding during /after sexual intercourse. ** menopausal women may have atrophic vaginitis with decreased vaginal secretions & thinning of vaginal mucosa. ** some sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoiasis ** endometritis.** endometriosis** adenomyosis**erosion (inflammation) of the cervix ** uterine polyps**. ...Read more