Vaginal Bleeding Treatment
Call 911 if you are NOT pregnant and have abnormal vaginal bleeding with:
- Skin that appears unusually pale
If you are pregnant, see Bleeding During Pregnancy Treatment.
1. See a Health Care Provider
- Call for an appointment with a health care provider. While many causes are minor, others can be serious.
2. Monitor Symptoms
- Keep track of your menstrual cycle to report symptoms to a doctor. On a calendar, take note of the dates and length and amount of bleeding (light, medium, heavy, or spotting).
3. Follow Up
- The health care provider will ask about your menstrual cycle and health history and do an exam to find the cause of bleeding.
- The health care provider may also order blood tests, transvaginal ultrasound, or endometrial biopsy.
- Uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalances, medications, polycystic ovary syndrome, gynecological cancers, and sexually transmitted infections are some causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding.