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Doctor insights on: Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Menorrhagia (Definition)

Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you ...Read more


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Why does vaginal bleeding between periods happen?

Why does vaginal bleeding between periods happen?

Various reasons: Vaginal bleeding between periods can be caused by many things including missing doses of your oral contraceptive pill, infections, miscarriage, hormonal change or stress, tumors, vaginal trauma or injury, medications such as "blood thinners, " or other medical problems such as thyroid dysfunction. If this is the first episode, monitor it. If this is a persistent problem, see your physician. ...Read more

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Living with Irregular Periods (Checklist)

Stop smoking
Once
Have your TSH, prolactin, and testosterone levels tested
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Why does vaginal bleeding between periods happen?

Various reasons: Vaginal bleeding between periods can be caused by many things including missing doses of your oral contraceptive pill, infections, miscarriage, hormonal change or stress, tumors, vaginal trauma or injury, medications such as "blood thinners, " or other medical problems such as thyroid dysfunction. If this is the first episode, monitor it. If this is a persistent problem, see your physician. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Vaginal bleeding between periods - is that a sign of cancer?

Vaginal bleeding between periods - is that a sign of cancer?

Could be: Cancer is only one of the many causes of bleeding between periods, others being, hormonal imbalance, cervicitis, endometrial polyps. However, any irregular bleeding should be investigated to exclude cervical or endometrial cancer. ...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


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Bleeding (Definition)

Vaginal bleeding is any discharge of ...Read more