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Vaginal Bleeding Without Pain
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
When you are not expecting your menstrual period.
When your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than what is normal for you.
At a time in life when it is not expected, such as before age 9, when you are pregnant, or after menopause.
http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/abnormal-vaginal-bleeding-topic-overview#1 ...Read more
See your GYN soon: You should see your gyn for an evaluation. Could be many possible problems that need diagnosis and treatment before they worsen. ...Read more
Mother's hormones: When babies are first born, they have been growing in the presence of their mother's female hormones. After birth, the withdrawal of these hormones may cause a little bit of vaginal spotting for a few days, which is entirely normal. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Without more details about your past medical history and current description of the bleeding it is not possible to give you a specific answer. A visit with your gynecologist to discuss further is needed as well as an exam. The possibilities include medications, hormonal changes, changes inactivity or lifestyle, benign cysts or tumor a of uterus or cervix, infections, allergies. ...Read more
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
Abnormal bleeding: If bleeding is particularly heavy, lasts for longer than 7 days or has happened over more 3 or more cycles- please consider consulting with your physician or gynecologist. I see that you are 50 years old - perimenopause can cause changes with menstrual bleeding. Take care. ...Read more
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
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
Need information: I'd love to help, but you've given no information: 'how' abnormal? How many days, how heavy, how regular are your cycles, do you still have cycles, when was your last normal period, could you be pregnant? If you are worried i strongly recommend seeing a live doctor who can examine you; if not worried just curious, give some information we can use to help you! ...Read more
Two relatively common conditions are common!
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Several weeks: The normal lochia lasts for several weeks. If the woman is breast feeding the bleeding may linger much longer. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is not an issue for self diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more
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