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Dr. David Lipkin
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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Overview)

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a girl or woman has bleeding out of her vagina, but the bleeding is too little, too much, for too many days, for too few days, at the wrong age, at the wrong time of the month, etc


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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

Dr. David Lipkin
175 Doctors shared insights

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Overview)

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a girl or woman has bleeding out of her vagina, but the bleeding is too little, too much, for too many days, for too few days, at the wrong age, at the wrong time of the month, etc


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What does it mean if my daughter has abnormal vaginal bleeding?

What does it mean if my daughter has abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Age of daughter: In infants& toddlers vaginal bleeding can mean trauma, retained foreign body or rarely a uterine problem (i've seen cancer in the age group). If hard to localize specificly to the vagina, a kidney stone could produce enough blood to think it comes from the vagina. In pubertal teens, they often have wide variations in their frequency, duration & amount of flow the first year & might later. ...Read more

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What's abnormal vaginal bleeding?

What's 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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Which treatment is available for abnormal vaginal bleeding after stopping birth control?

Which treatment is available for abnormal vaginal bleeding after stopping birth control?

Evaluation: Once the normal withdrawal bleeding occurs following discontinuation of the birth control pill, subsequent abnormal bleeding is not normal and should be evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What's 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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Why am I having abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Many possibilities: Without more details about your past medical history and current description of the bleeding it is not possible to give you a specific answer. A visit with your gynecologist to discuss further is needed as well as an exam. The possibilities include medications, hormonal changes, changes inactivity or lifestyle, benign cysts or tumor a of uterus or cervix, infections, allergies. ...Read more

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Abnormal vaginal bleeding and itching?

Abnormal vaginal bleeding and itching?

Pad or tampon: Check and see if you are using a scented pad. You may be sensitive. Use tampon instead. ...Read more

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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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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding.

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding.

Non-specific input.: You haven't told us how the bleeding is abnormal. Please let your parents know as medical evaluation might be indicated. ...Read more

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Why abnormal vaginal bleeding? I'm in menopausa.

Why abnormal vaginal bleeding? I'm in menopausa.

Not menopausal: There are literally dozens of reasons for abnormal bleeding. These include hormonal, anatomic, medications, infections, etc. You need to review your history and specific characteristics with your doctor to determine exactly what is causing your abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my daughter has abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Age of daughter: In infants& toddlers vaginal bleeding can mean trauma, retained foreign body or rarely a uterine problem (i've seen cancer in the age group). If hard to localize specificly to the vagina, a kidney stone could produce enough blood to think it comes from the vagina. In pubertal teens, they often have wide variations in their frequency, duration & amount of flow the first year & might later. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding.

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding.

Abnormal bleeding: If bleeding is particularly heavy, lasts for longer than 7 days or has happened over more 3 or more cycles- please consider consulting with your physician or gynecologist. I see that you are 50 years old - perimenopause can cause changes with menstrual bleeding. Take care. ...Read more

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I have abnormal vaginal bleeding, what to do?

See doctor: I would bring your calendar indicating the days you had bleeding the past 6 months and schedule an appointment with a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Abnormal vaginal bleeding, please help, what to do?

Need information: I'd love to help, but you've given no information: 'how' abnormal? How many days, how heavy, how regular are your cycles, do you still have cycles, when was your last normal period, could you be pregnant? If you are worried I strongly recommend seeing a live doctor who can examine you; if not worried just curious, give some information we can use to help you! ...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

Dr. Jane Van Dis
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Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (Definition)

A condition iwhen a you are bleeding when you are not expecting your menstrual period, or when your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than what ...Read more


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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