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Vaginal Bleeding - What Can Cause It Abnormally?

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Dr. Neha Jain 90% (52 ratings)
MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Delhi  •  14 years experience
  Vaginal Bleeding - What Can Cause It Abnormally?

Vaginal issues are usually connected with anomalies when it comes to discharging and even hormonal imbalances. A lot of ladies experience irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting between periods at some point in their lives. However, the periods might at times be irregular. Sometimes the bleeding is irregular and can occur at any age. Abnormal vaginal bleeding outside your menstrual cycle is called metrorrhagia and should be reported to a doctor immediately. In case it is accompanied by light-headedness, extreme pain or fever, urgent medical intervention might be needed. The bleeding is said to be abnormal when you are suffering from:

  1. Unexpected periods
  2. When your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than usual
  3. When it is not expected like before age 9, when you are pregnant, or after menopause

Causes: Some of the most common causes of this abnormal bleeding could be:

Medical Help: Since abnormal bleeding could be a cause for concern, one must consult a doctor. Neglecting to see a specialist can worsen the problem. There is no home treatment for unusual vaginal bleeding. The treatment might depend on a number of factors. It includes the cause of bleeding, your age and whether you have children. Most of the women can be easily treated with medication while some of them might need surgical attention. With a few types of vaginal bleeding, it might be all right to hold up to check whether the draining stops or not. Check your symptoms to choose if you need to see a specialist.

Medication: Medicines for the treatment of abnormal vaginal bleeding depend upon the cause. Some of the treatments are as follows:

  1. In case the reason for the bleeding is the absence of ovulation (anovulation), specialists may prescribe progesterone.
  2. In the event that the reason for the bleeding is a precancerous or change in the coating of the uterus, progesterone medicines are prescribed.
  3. In case the reason is polyps or other kinds of growth, they are then removed surgically.
  4. In these cases, oral contraceptives can enhance cycle control and diminish dying.
  5. If the bleeding is excessive and cannot be controlled by any medicines, a surgical called dilation and curettage (D&C) might be vital.
  6. A hysterectomy is required when hormonal drugs can't control excessive bleeding.

A patient needs to make sure that only a professional should prescribe the medicines. One should not take over-the-counter medicines.

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