What I'm going to do if my Vagina Bleeds?

     It is common for women taking chemotherapy to experience irregular menstrual periods.  However, abnormal bleeding should be reported to your health care provider.  Women who are on chemotherapy may experience low blood platelets.  This may cause excessive vaginal bleeding. Bleeding between periods can happen if a person does not take their hormonal contraception according to the instructions. 

     Many women experience abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting between periods sometime in their lives. If you’re having irregular and heavy bleeding patterns near menopause, or you have any vaginal bleeding after being told you’re past menopause, you should see a doctor for immediate evaluation. You may be able to ease your symptoms and get your cycle back on track just by making a few tweaks to your diet. In some cases, getting enough rest. If you don’t notice a change within the next 1 or 2 cycles, make an appointment to see our doctor.

What to do if you experience spotting

     It’s important to track when spotting is happening and any other symptoms to share with your clinician. You can make a few notes in a calendar on your phone or in a planner. Write down if you notice any major changes in the bleeding pattern or if the spotting is associated with symptoms that impact your life. See your OB/Gyn or advanced practice provider if the irregular bleeding persists, gets worse, recurs, or if you experience any postmenopausal bleeding or bleeding after sex. Also, if this irregular bleeding is associated with other symptoms, such as easy bruising, dizziness, fever, abnormal vaginal discharge or abdominal/pelvic pain, let your clinician know. Your clinician may perform a pelvic exam, obtain cultures or order blood tests or imaging to take a closer look. He or she may also change your medication.

Things You Can Do To Manage Vaginal Bleeding Problems:

  Especially if you have a bleeding disorder, or a form of cancer, notify your health care provider immediately if you experience unexplained vaginal bleeding. 

 As with all medications, you should check with your health care provider before you take any medications.

 Make sure you tell your doctor, as well as all health care providers, about any other medications you are taking. Do not take any medicine or products unless your health care provider permits this. 

 While some causes may be easy to treat, others can indicate a serious underlying condition. Whether you notice spotting or heavier bleeding between periods, it’s important to see your doctor for testing, diagnosis, and treatment options. During the childbearing years, vaginal bleeding occurs normally as menstrual periods. However, menstrual periods are considered abnormal.

      Any woman can have vaginal bleeding. It is helpful to think of vaginal bleeding in terms of whether the patient's vaginal bleeding is normal. Abnormal uterine bleeding is any heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus (through your vagina). Bleeding during pregnancy can have several different causes. It is not always serious, but to be safe you should contact your health care provider right away. Pelvic exams, blood tests, imaging tests, and other procedures can help your health care provider diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause. Treatments may include medicines, hormones, and surgery.

      Heavy bleeding during the first few weeks after delivery (postpartum) or after an abortion may occur because the uterus has not contracted to the prepregnancy size or because fetal tissue remains in the uterus (retained products of conception).

 Note: If you are age 40 or older, abnormal vaginal bleeding may mean that you are entering perimenopause. In a woman who has not had a menstrual period for 12 months, vaginal bleeding is always abnormal and should be discussed with our doctor. We strongly encourage you to talk with our professional doctor specialists in our clinic about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website about bleeding problems and other medical conditions is meant to be helpful and educational.

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