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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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I had random spontaneous bleeding. What could it be from?

I had random spontaneous bleeding. What could it be from?

Need more: This question is pretty vague. More information would be pretty important here as "excessive vaginal bleeding" can be anything from an unusually-heavy period to heaving bleeding while pregnant (a true emergency). Please give us more so we can help you better. At a minimum, we need to know if you are pregnant or not and if this is just heavy menstrual bleeding or something else. ...Read more

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Young and have the option to get a hysterectomy to get rid of hassles from bleeding. Thoughts?

Young and have the option to get a hysterectomy to get rid of hassles from bleeding. Thoughts?

How young?: An ablation is probably a better answer, can be done in the office, back to work in 24-48 hours. No major organs removed and low risk profile. If you have a hysterectomy you should see someone that does them vaginally or at least laparoscopic. ...Read more

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I had random spontaneous bleeding. What could it be from?

Need more: This question is pretty vague. More information would be pretty important here as "excessive vaginal bleeding" can be anything from an unusually-heavy period to heaving bleeding while pregnant (a true emergency). Please give us more so we can help you better. At a minimum, we need to know if you are pregnant or not and if this is just heavy menstrual bleeding or something else. ...Read more

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Platelet number for spontaneous bleeding?

Platelet number for spontaneous bleeding?

Spontaneous bleeding: There is a particularly high risk of spontaneous bleeding once the platelet count drops below 10 million per ml. ...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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Can you have a spontaneous miscarriage early on in pregnancy and not have bleeding until 8 months later?

Can you have a spontaneous miscarriage early on in pregnancy and not have bleeding until 8 months later?

Health: That sounds like the very definition of something that would not only be impossible but unheard of. You have got to share with us more on what the specifics are that led to such an unusual question. ...Read more

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I may have had a spontaneous miscarriage..Can't get into ob for another week is there anything i can do until then? Been bleeding & clotting for 3days

I may have had a spontaneous miscarriage..Can't get into ob for another week is there anything i can do until then? Been bleeding & clotting for 3days

May need ER Care: If you are bleeding more than 2 pads per hour or experiencing abdominal pain/cramping, or excessive fatigue/weakness, you need to go to an emergency department to rule out an ectopic pregnancy and to examine whether you may need assistance passing your spontaneous miscarriage. Try discussing an earlier appointment first given your symptoms with your ob. ...Read more