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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding - Check Your Symptoms

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  • If you are pregnant, go to the topic Pregnancy-Related Problems.
  • Call your doctor to discuss your symptoms if you have:
    • Given birth or had a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or abortion within the last 8 weeks.
    • Had a hysterectomy within the last 6 weeks.

Do you think you might be pregnant?

Do you have severe vaginal bleeding?

Do you think vaginal bleeding may be caused by sexual abuse?

Do you have new lower abdominal pain with unexpected vaginal bleeding?

Do you have abnormal vaginal bleeding and a fever?

Do you have vaginal bleeding after intercourse or douching?

Are you using a birth control method, and your periods are different than what your doctor told you to expect?

Have you had abnormal vaginal bleeding after a hysterectomy, during perimenopause, or after menopause?

Has vaginal bleeding started before age 10?

Do you think that your vaginal bleeding is caused by a medicine?

Have you had unexpected vaginal bleeding while taking hormone replacement therapy?

Do you have minimal to moderate vaginal bleeding?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

Review health risks that may increase the seriousness of your symptoms.


WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: May 04, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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