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Hypovolemic Shock 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
Shock treatment: The aim of anti-shock treatment is to two fold. One, is to replete the lost volume due to the hemorrhage and the other is stop the source of the bleeding. Doing only one will not resolve the situation. In the hospital blood and/or fluids will be given and treatment plans to stop the cause of the bleed will need to be carried out successfully. Surgery may be required, in some instances, to do so. ...Read more
See doctor: You should see your doctor for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Get seen, FIND cause: A common cause of menorrhagia (excessive bleeding) is 'hormone imbalance' but cancer must be ruled out with exam/pap smear/possible endometrial biopsy. An ultrasound can look for fibroid tumors of the uterus which can also contribute to excessive bleeding. If all tests are normal then a trial of hormones ('the pill') or an ablation may dramatically improve your bleeding.Hysterectomy is last resort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few things: The most common cause of foul smelling vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis. This is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It is treated with antibiotics. Retained tampons also cause a foul smell. STDs like trichomoniasis are another cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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