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Do vaginal ultrasound scans cause vaginal bleeding?

Do vaginal ultrasound scans cause vaginal bleeding?

Sometimes: Placing the ultrasound probe into the vaginal can cause bleeding. The probe rubs against the cervix, which in pregnancy could cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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My wife had a 12 week ultrasound today and everything was normal. She had vaginal bleeding a few hours later. What could cause this?

My wife had a 12 week ultrasound today and everything was normal. She had vaginal bleeding a few hours later. What could cause this?

Soundwaves: Ultrasound simply uses sound waves to generate an image so it would not directly causes bleeding. If this was a transvaginal sonogram then lubricant is applied and any blood in the back of the vagina already might come out and be visualized. You could contact the Obgyn who did the sonogram to see if any abnormalities were seen in the sono that would explain irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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Experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding for almost a month. I had an ultrasound done, everything turned out fine. What's wrong with me!

Experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding for almost a month. I had an ultrasound done, everything turned out fine. What's wrong with me!

Cannot diagnose: You were hopefully seen by a gynecologist. Ultrasound is not the only modality that can be used for diagnosis. If you have not been fully assessed and do not have a satisfactory explanation for your bleeding you may need a second opinion, but the internet is not the place in which to get it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal bleeding with cramps. Doctors say its a fibroid. Recent ultra sound shows no fibroid. I have done 3 d/c What can it be?

Heavy vaginal bleeding with cramps. Doctors say its a fibroid. Recent ultra sound shows no fibroid. I have done 3 d/c  What can it be?

Vaginal bleeding: If the ultrasound was negative then fibroid unlikely cause. I would get back with your provider. You may find the following article worthwhile. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1915.html ...Read more

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I've been having a vaginal bleeding since december. What could be the causes?

I've been having a vaginal bleeding since december. What could be the causes?

Abnormal bleeding: The list of possibilities is too long. Some causes include: pcos, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial polyps, cervical dysplasia, fibroids, malignancy, anovulation, infection, inflammation, endometritis, and thyroid dysfunction. You need to see a doctor to be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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Do herpes cause vaginal bleeding?

Do herpes cause vaginal bleeding?

Not really: If the herpetic ulceration is really raw it can bleed but in general herpes is not a cause of significant vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Can cystitis cause vaginal bleeding?

Can cystitis cause vaginal bleeding?

No: Cystitis is usually due to bacterial infection of the bladder, though non-bacterial cystitis also occurs. Neither type should cause vaginal bleeding. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cystitis/ds00285. ...Read more

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Can leukaemia cause vaginal bleeding?

Yes: There are significant bleeding problems associated with with leukemias. Platelets which help the clotting process are often low and other clotting factors may be abnormal as well. ...Read more

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Can a falling bladder cause vaginal bleeding?

Can a falling bladder cause vaginal bleeding?

Cystocele: Yes -- it can happen if the wall is protruding out of the vagina, or if that part of the vagina is getting significantly irritated during vaginal intercourse. The bleeding is usually benign and self-limited, but any pain or bleeding associated with a falling bladder (also known as a cystocele) should be evaluated by a urogynecologist. It can usually be corrected with a pessary or surgery. ...Read more

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Causes of vaginal bleeding in menopausal women ?

Many possibilities: Many postmenopausal women will have minor break through bleeding, but if it continues or worsens, you need to see your gyn. ...Read more

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How can I stop vaginal bleeding caused by irritation?

How can I stop vaginal bleeding caused by irritation?

NSAIDs: You can use nsaids such as ibuprofen, or you might need a birth control, but you need to find out the real reason why you are bleeding so it can be stopped and treated. ...Read more

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Can having long sex cause vaginal bleeding during sex ?

No: Not unless you are using "toys" or devices that can injure the cervix. Dr. Neil baum www.Neilbaum.Com. ...Read more

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What could cause vaginal bleeding after birth at 6 weeks?

What could cause vaginal bleeding after birth at 6 weeks?

Your period: If you are not breast feeding, or other problems, most likely it is your period, but your OB can do an exam and blood work and an ultrasound if necessaryto make sure you have no problems your OB should have told you when to expect a period. ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal bleeding a year after a hysterectomy?

What can cause vaginal bleeding a year after a hysterectomy?

See your GYN: In the process of healing, any incision can develop granulation tissue, which is normal collection of blood vessels and connective tissue. Granulation tissue can also form at the top of the vagina in the months after hysterectomy. You should see your gyn to determine the source of the bleeding, and if it is granulation tissue it can be easily treated in the office. ...Read more

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What could have caused my spontaneous heavy vaginal bleeding?

Several things: Most gyn texbooks devote an entire chapter to menorrhagia(heavy bleeding.) as there are too many things to list here. Have a gyn md evaluate your bleeding which will test him/her on how well they read that gyn books chapter. ...Read more

Dr. David Lipkin
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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

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