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There are 20 possible causes of vaginal bleeding

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Possible Causes - Listed in order from the most common to the least.

1

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

DUB is a condition that causes vaginal bleeding to occur outside a woman

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Menstrual Problems

Menstrual cycles often bring about a wide array of uncomfortable symptoms leading up to your period. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) encompasses the most common issues, such as mild cramping and fatigue, but the symptom...

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3

Postmenopausal Bleeding

Postmenopausal bleeding is bleeding from the vagina after a woman has stopped having menstrual cycles due to menopause.

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Threatened Abortion

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Threatened abortion describes vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy. It could indicate risk of miscarriage. During miscarriage, women may have abdominal and lower back pain, and may pass clot-like material from the vagina.

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Miscarriage

Miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is an event that results in the loss of a fetus during early pregnancy. There are many types and causes. Symptoms include heavy spotting, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, and more.

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Urethritis

Urethritis is an infection of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder and semen out of the body. Symptoms include burning while urinating, abdominal pain, and discharge.

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Heavy, Prolonged, or Irregular Menstrual Periods

Menstrual periods that are heavy, prolonged, or irregular are abnormal. There are many possible causes for an abnormal period. These include: hormonal imbalances growths in the ovaries or uterus irregular growth of th...

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What is Placental Abruption, and Why Should You Care?

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

After a woman gives birth and the umbilical cord has been cut, her body sends a signal to her uterus that the placenta is no longer needed. The placenta then begins to peel away from the uterine wall so that it ca...

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the endometrium grows outside your uterine cavity. The endometrium is the tissue which makes up the inside surface of your uterus. Endometriosis occurs when this lining grows on th...

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Inflammation of the Cervix (Cervicitis)

Cervicitis is a common condition that will affect more than half of all women in their adult lives. Normally caused by an infection, symptoms include vaginal bleeding and pain.

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Ectopic Pregnancy

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Ectopic pregnancies occur when a fertilized egg fails to attach to the uterus. In most ectopic pregnancies, the egg will attach to the fallopian tubes. Less common, it may also attach to the abdominal cavity or cervix...

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Endometrial Cancer (Cancer of the Uterine Endometrium)

Cancer of the uterine endometrium, also known as endometrial cancer, is a type of cancer that starts in the inner lining of your uterus. This lining is called the endometrium. According to the National Cancer Institute...

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Cervical Cancer Overview and History

To understand cervical cancer, it helps to be familiar with the anatomy of the cervix and surrounding areas. The uterine cervix is the neck of the uterus, or womb.

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Von Willebrand Disease

Von Willebrand disease is a bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency of von Willebrand factor (VWF). To understand this disease, you need to understand a little bit about how blood clotting works. Platelets ar...

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Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are small, almond-shaped organs located on either side of the uterus. They are where eggs are produced. Ovarian cancer can occur in several different parts of the ovary. Ovarian cancer can start in th...

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Low-Lying Placenta (Placenta Previa)

The placenta develops in a woman's uterus during pregnancy. This sac-like structure provides the developing baby with food and oxygen. It also removes waste products from the baby's blood. The placenta is also referre...

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Factor II Deficiency

Factor II deficiency is a very rare blood clotting disorder that results in excessive or prolonged bleeding after an injury or surgery. Factor II, also known as prothrombin, is a protein made in your liver that plays a...

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Painful Menstrual Periods

Menstruation is a monthly occurrence for women in which the body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb), which is then passed through a small opening in the cervix and out through the vaginal canal. Some pain, cramping...

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Fibroids

Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman's uterus. Sometimes, these tumors become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. In other cases, they cause no signs or symptoms at all...

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Polyp of Cervix

Cervical polyps are small, elongated tumors that grow on the cervix. The cervix is the narrow canal at the bottom of the uterus that extends into the vagina. Polyps are fragile structures that grow from stalks rooted o...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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