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
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
- Abnormal bleeding returns.
increases or becomes severe enough to cause weakness or
- Fever or pain in the lower abdomen
- Symptoms become more severe or frequent.