ABNORMAL MENSTRUAL OR VAGINAL BLEEDING
How do I know if this bleeding is abnormal ?
The duration and flow of your normal menses is taken as the guide. Any bleeding of more than 10 days should arose suspicious, especially if it persists.
Blood clots and cramping with blood clots is abnormal.
What should I do ?
Do not be alarmed. Most of the time, it is due to hormonal causes and besides a full medical check up and may be a D&C (Scraping of the womb, nothing more may need to be done).
Sometimes vaginal discharges may be due to non-infectious causes ,e.g. cervical polyps ,cancerous growth and foreign bodies (e.g tampons).
This might be a good time to do a Pap Smear, if you have not done it for more than one or two years.
What will be the treatment ?
The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes no treatment is needed. Just observe and track your periods or bleeding. Nowadays it is best to use one of the Apps on your mobile phone to do this.
Other forms of treatment may be to give you hormonal medicine for three to six months in order to regulate your menses.
In case of growths or tumours, the treatment will be surgical. This will be clinical judgement of your specialise, gynaecologist.
SOME COMMON CAUSES OF IRREGULAR VAGINAL BLEEDING
|HORMONAL CHANGES OF PUBERTY + MENOPAUSE||Commonest Cause in all ages especially 40 onwards around menopause.|
|OTHER HORMONAL CAUSES||Other hormones like the Thyroid hormone (under production or over production may cause heavy and irregular periods).|
|TUMOURS (GROWTHS) AND CANCERS||
|BLOOD RELATED AND OTHER CAUSES||Rarely heavy periods may be caused by blood diseases like anaemia, Leukaemia etc.|
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