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Vaginal Bleeding (Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods)


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Comment from: amal, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 11

My mom is at the age of 50 now. Six months back, she had vaginal bleeding and we consulted the doctor. She had undergone an operation in which the uterus was removed. After six months now again she is getting bleeding. Ultrasound scan report says no adnexal mass and no fluid. Urine test report says urinary infection.

Comment from: johana, 19-24 (Patient) Published: January 03

I have always suffered from a heavy and irregular period. I had my first and only child in 2015. A couple months after, I got the Mirena. It was great and I had no period. Foolishly I decided to get it removed. Once removed I had no period still. I got my first period months later and it did not stop. I went to the obstetrician/gynecologist after 6 months of being on my period. I had a vaginal ultrasound and everything came back normal. I also had blood work done and my hemoglobin was low (6.0). I was put on birth control to stop the bleeding. I was on it for an entire year. I did not go back for a refill and a couple months later got my first period since and it was not stopping. I went to see the obstetrician/gynecologist to be safe and prevent becoming anemic as I did the last time. I since then had an ultra sound, hormone blood work and an endometrial biopsy done. The biopsy was done as a result of my endometrial lining being too thick (18 mm). The only result I got was that my testosterone level is a little elevated. I am bleeding heavier since the biopsy. At first it was just spotting for a couple weeks, but now it is going to be a month and seems like I am bleeding more and more. I did get on birth control that I was on before and it has not stopped my period. It did for a couple days, but I had the biopsy done and was spotting after that. After a couple weeks of spotting the bleeding has gotten more intense. I have terrible cramps and a lot of blood cloths. I have taken the pill everyday on time. I don't understand why this is happening. I have an appointment on Friday. I am afraid of waiting too long for whatever this may be. I am tired emotionally and physically.

Comment from: muyobo r., 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 15

I have had some sores on my vagina for two years which are off and on, plus itching in my vagina. It's painless. Now last week I experienced pus from my vagina and now am experiencing abnormal bleeding which is heavy.

Comment from: Mary, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 01

I am 76 and my concern is that I have light bleeding from my vagina.

Comment from: Kathy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I'm 62 years old, out of nowhere I started spotting, and today I bled through my clothes, a lot more bleeding some time ago.

Comment from: govoa, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I have been having series of miscarriages and later I was diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Comment from: Recondragon360, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I've been bleeding for almost nine long years. I've been to the doctor and he just put me on birth control saying it will balance itself out. That didn't work. We tried another birth control. That didn't work either. Ever since this problem started, I've had terrible migraines and I've gained weight. I also have severe vaginal pain, cramping, heavy bleeding, and blood clots the size of my hand. I've probably gone through a thousand pairs of underwear and my life revolves around this issue. My sex life is one sided (which sucks) and I just want help.

Comment from: lilybrown, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I have had vaginal bleeding for a very long 6 years. I had endured irregular bleeding at different intervals and truly, like I read, they are always painless. I went for a hormonal profile test and my progesterone is very low. My doctor and I have tried to boost it up to normal for the past 2 years with supplements and it has not been encouraging.


Kaunitz, A. M., MD. "Differential diagnosis of genital tract bleeding in women." UpToDate. Updated: Dec 04, 2018.

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