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Vaginal Bleeding Treatment

Call 911 if you are NOT pregnant and have abnormal vaginal bleeding with:

  • Light-headedness
  • Fainting
  • Skin that appears unusually pale

  • Light-headedness
  • Fainting
  • 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.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Trina Pagano, MD on November 06, 2013

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