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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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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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How much bleeding is very heavy vaginal bleeding?

How much bleeding is very heavy vaginal bleeding?

More than a pad/hr: Heavy vaginal bleeding is usually defined as saturating more than a full (not mini) menstrual pad or tampon per hour for at least 2 or more hours. It can also be defined by the number of pads per day, but this can vary from doctor to doctor. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Very heavy vaginal bleeding. What could it mean?

Very heavy vaginal bleeding. What could it mean?

See a gynecologist: Common causes of heavy bleeding are fibroids and adenomyosis. Some estrogen dominant hormonal patterns, like polycystic ovaries or perimenopause, cause heavy bleeding. Of course, cancer must be considered. See your doctor. You may be anemic. Fortunately, many treatments for heavy bleeding are available. ...Read more

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Very heavy vaginal bleeding and cut after sex - what to do? Afraid to tell anyone

Very heavy vaginal bleeding and cut after sex - what to do? Afraid to tell anyone

Trauma and needs exa: If you have heavy vaginal bleeding following sexual intercourse with a cut, that means you caused traumatic laceration and need to be examined and evaluated and may need immidiate treatment, so go to er or call your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm having very heavy vaginal bleeding every other week I went to ER my pelvic exam and blood tests were all normal what do I do bleeding is back?

Hormonal pills: It seems you need pills to regulate your menses. They also confer upon you protection from unintended pregnancies. Talk to your GYN for options or set up a consult on healthtap. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What could have caused my spontaneous heavy vaginal bleeding?

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

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What would cause pain medication to cause sudden heavy vaginal bleeding?

What would cause pain medication to cause sudden heavy vaginal bleeding?

Which pain med: The only thing that could potentially cause more bleeding is anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen or naproxen, but in reality we actually use them to DECREASE menstrual bleeding because their effect on decreasing menstruation is more pronounced than causing bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Richards
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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Heavy vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a woman's vaginal bleeding is more than the amount of bleeding she has during the heavier-flow days ...Read more


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

Vaginal bleeding is any discharge of ...Read more