Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a condition where there is constant spotting on more than one instances before or after the menstrual period. This can also happen during one s pregnancy or menopause when one does not expect to have any kind of bleeding or spotting. If your normal menstrual bleeding is less or more than usually expected, it would be a good idea to see a gynecologist about the same so that one may get the same diagnosed in a timely manner and find out the cause for the same.
What are the causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding?
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There are many reasons that can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. PCOS, hormonal imbalances, endometriosis, ovulation, the use of IUD and birth control pills, among other reasons that may affect the ovaries and can cause this issue, as well as endometriosis and the presence of fibroids. Also, one may experience this condition as a side effect of Intra Uterine Devices (IUDs) and birth control pulls that may not particularly suit the system. Infection in any of the pelvic organs can also cause this condition. You should steer clear of too many partners and unprotected sexual contact to avoid STDs which may also give rise to abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Heavy menstrual periods and abnormal vaginal bleeding may be caused by uterine fibroids.
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The presence of uterine fibroids which attach themselves to the uterine lining can affect the ovaries and the uterine health in general. These usually push the uterine wall and give rise to abnormal vaginal bleeding. This kind of bleeding in case of a uterine fibroid may be a symptom that would be seen in the later stages. Therefore, one should also check for symptoms like irregular menstrual periods and constant abdominal cramps to diagnose the issue with a visit to the gynecologist.
In the first few weeks after the delivery of a child, one will not experience any kind of vaginal bleeding.
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In the first few weeks after one s delivery, it is common to experience vaginal bleeding as the pelvic area is yet to contract back to its normal size. Also, this happens because the fetal tissue can still be found in the uterus. This also happens after an abortion. If you have not experienced your period for 12 months during menopause, you will need to see a doctor.
The treatment for abnormal vaginal bleeding is the same regardless of symptoms.
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The treatment for this condition will depend on the condition and the symptoms that one is suffering from. Constant vaginal bleeding may point at cervical cancer or ovarian cancer. One should get regular screening after one s pregnancy.