Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Vaginal bleeding is normal when part of the normal menstrual cycle, but can be abnormal otherwise. Common types of abnormal vaginal bleeding include postmenopausal vaginal bleeding, bleeding between periods (metrorrhagia), heavy periods (menorrhagia), or oligomenorrhea (infrequent heavy periods). Absence of normal vaginal bleeding is also a common symptom called “amenorrhea ...

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Period problem: Unusual (abnormal) bleeding Unusual or abnormal bleeding is any bleeding that is different from your typical menstrual period or happens when you do not have your period. ...Source: OWH (DHHS)1 ...

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Causes of Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Women experience normal bleeding in the form of their menstrual period. Bleeding usually occurs every 22 to 35 days. Bleeding usually lasts for one to seven days. Periods vary a lot from woman to woman. Some women have light bleeding ...2

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Diagnosis of Abnormal vaginal bleeding

If you are concerned about any abnormal bleeding or have some other concern about your health, you should see your local doctor, family planning clinic or sexual health clinic. Unusual vaginal bleeding may be a sign of an infection or ...3

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Causes List for Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Possible causes of Abnormal vaginal bleeding (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Types of (mostly) normal vaginal bleeding include:

Types of abnormal vaginal bleeding include:

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Clinical Features of Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Bleeding may start as light bleeding accompanied by a watery discharge, which may get heavier over time. Most women diagnosed with womb cancer have been through the menopause, so any vaginal bleeding will be unusual. In women who haven't been ...5

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Treatments for Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Your doctor may prescribe hormonal birth control, such as a hormonal IUD, the pill, shot, or vaginal ring, to help control your menstrual cycle. Hormonal birth control is sometimes prescribed by doctors for women’s health concerns other than preventing ...6

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  1. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ menstrual-cycle/ period-problems
  2. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 21/ 145/ 640/ vaginal-bleeding
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ womb-cancer/ symptoms/ 
  6. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ menstrual-cycle/ period-problems

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