Women's Health

Women's Health

Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Many women have some abnormal vaginal bleeding. Bleeding that’s not related to your period may indicate a serious problem or just be something minor that’s easily resolved. Vaginal bleeding might be abnormal if:

  • You’re between periods
  • Your period is heavier than usual or lasts more than 8 days
  • Occurs at unexpected times
    • Before age 9
    • During pregnancy
    • After menopause

Causes of abnormal bleeding

Many things can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding: Pregnancy Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be checked by your doctor Vaginal injury (perhaps caused by intercourse, genital warts or varicose veins) …
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Prevention of abnormal vaginal bleeding

Maintain a healthy weight Take your birth control pills as directed and at the same time every day Take your hormone replacement therapy as directed and at the same time …
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Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are lumps that grow on your uterus. They are most common in women in their 30s and 40s, although many women never know they have them. Fibroids are …
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Cervical polyps

Cervical polyps are growths in the uterus or cervix, which is the lowest part of the uterus. They are usually found during a routine pelvic exam and can often be …
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