Having spotting during the menstrual cycle is normal for young girls and women; some women experience abnormal bleeding due to different reasons. A gynecologist can diagnose this problem and there are options are available to fix it. If you are suffering from abnormal vaginal bleeding, here are the causes and our effective treatment to get rid of this condition:
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What is Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding?
A particular amount of bleeding is normal during the menstrual cycle. Unlike the normal spotting during periods, some women may experience abnormal bleeding between periods. Abnormal bleeding also refers to bleeding after vaginal intercourse. In general, there are some reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding. Doctors know techniques to diagnose and treat this condition.
How to know if it is heavy bleeding or normal bleeding:
As per experts, about 2 tablespoons of blood will be considered as normal and every woman is aware of the amount she has during periods. However, a woman can experience more than five tablespoons of blood due to abnormal vaginal bleeding. This specific kind of heavy spotting can last for 4 to 5 days.
Causes of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding:
There are many reasons for unusual bleeding from the vagina. Often teenagers and the women approaching their menopause have heavy bleeding between periods due to the buildup of the endometrium (lining of the uterus).
You already know how important role hormones play in all humans’ life. Due to this reason, a large number of women experience it due to a problem with their hormones. The items mentioned in the following list can cause problems to the hormones:
1. Fast weight gain/loss
2. Physical/emotional stress
3. An intrauterine device (IUD)
4. Birth control pills and other medicines
Sometimes, a physical defect in the uterus leads to unusual bleeding. For example, the presence of fibroid, polyp, and adenomyosis is often linked to heavy uterine bleeding. Though extremely uncommon, the following can also cause abnormal vaginal bleeding:
1. Infection of the endometrium/cervix
2. Cancer of the cervix, uterus, or endometrium
3. blood-thinning medicines, bleeding or clotting disorders
4. Illnesses that affect your kidneys, adrenal glands, liver, or thyroid.
Gynecologists use different techniques such as blood work, ultrasound, hysteroscopy, biopsy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to diagnose abnormal vaginal bleeding. Once, diagnosed, there are different options to cure the problem.
It is important to mention that the method of treatment depends on the cause of the abnormal bleeding. For some women, a chronic disease is the main cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. If this is the case, controlling the symptoms of that chronic illness must be considered.
For the women who want to have children later in life, the gynecologists have to come up with a treatment option that does not make that woman unable to have children later. Before performing surgery, doctors prefer to get it cured through medications.