Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding - Home Treatment
There is no home treatment for abnormal vaginal bleeding. With some types of vaginal bleeding, it may be okay to wait to see if the bleeding stops on its own. Check your symptoms to decide if and when you should see a doctor. If the bleeding continues or gets worse, see your doctor to find out the reason for the bleeding.
If you are using tampons for abnormal vaginal bleeding, be sure to change them often, and do not leave one in place when the bleeding has stopped. A tampon left in the vagina may put you at risk for toxic shock syndrome (TSS). TSS is a rare but life-threatening illness that develops suddenly after a bacterial infection rapidly affects several different organ systems.
If you are age 40 or older, you may be experiencing perimenopause. For more information, see the topic Menopause and Perimenopause.
Symptoms to watch for during home treatment
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home treatment:
- Abnormal bleeding returns.
- Bleeding increases or becomes severe enough to cause weakness or lightheadedness.
- Fever or pain in the lower abdomen develops.
- Symptoms become more severe or frequent.