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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: Know These Facts to Avoid Panic

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Vaginal Bleeding in between two menstrual cycles in considered abnormal. It is termed as intermenstrual bleeding. There are various reasons as to why intermenstrual bleeding occurs; the reasons need medical investigation and it is important to consult a doctor to get the right diagnosis.

Most of the times, spotting between periods is normal and there is no serious cause for concern. [1]

Tests which can be done:

  • A pelvic exam can help in confirming the condition. Additionally, some diagnostic tests like a blood test to determine the cause of the problem. These will be performed to check if there is a problem with the hormone levels.
  • An ultrasound may also be performed.
  • Tests for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy tests may also help determine the cause of spotting.

Symptoms

  • Women may experience:
  • Pain in the lower abdominal region
  • Spotting or bleeding after menopause
  • Fever

The obstetrician-gynecologist will take into account the history of fibroids or polyps or confirm if there are other causes like ovulation problems, miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy among others to arrive at a diagnosis.

Treatment

Self Care:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Balanced Diet
  • Avoiding Stressful situations

Medication:

In some cases, these medicines may be advised:
For unbearable pain: painkillers and medicines which help in reducing the bleeding
Birth control: These pills can bring down the severity of the bleeding and regulate the menstrual cycle.

Gonadotropin- releasing hormone: It can help in reducing the size of the fibroids which may be the cause for abnormal bleeding.
Antibiotics: As advised by the doctors.

Specialists: In the case of abnormal vaginal bleeding, it is imperative to consult a gynecologist. mfine offers holistic treatment packages to ensure your health and wellness.

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