The report did find that I had quite a severe infection which I was treated for with antibiotics. This does not always mean that there is something wrong. To determine the cause of abnormal bleeding, your physician will perform a physical exam, including a pelvic exam, and may perform one or more of the following: Whenever the database is updated, the date of the last menstrual period should also be updated. In this minimally invasive procedure guided by an x-ray camera called a fluoroscope, tiny particles are injected through a catheter into uterine arteries that are delivering blood to fibroids, blocking blood flow and causing the fibroids to shrink. You may also bleed between periods if you: Adenomatous endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial adenocarcinoma may cause postmenopausal bleeding.
Therefore, a history of excessive menstrual flow should be not discounted simply on the basis of a normal hematocrit value. Based on your symptoms, other tests may be needed. The hormones of pregnancy can cause changes to your cervix the neck of the womb. A variety of gynecologic problems is associated with abnormal menstruation. Deligeoroglou E, Creatsas G.
An endometrial biopsy is often performed in women over age 35 to rule out endometrial cancer or abnormal endometrial growths. Based on your answers, you need emergency care. When to seek medical help. Prevention You may be able to prevent abnormal vaginal bleeding. Early on, most vaginal cancers do not cause signs and symptoms. Anyone experiencing underlying health problems, such as an STI, should seek treatment as soon as possible. Being aware of any other symptoms related to spotting between periods can help a doctor to diagnose an underlying medical issue.
This has gone on too long and I have to wear a pad every day just in case. A specialist, who may be a nurse, will offer you tests to help find out what's causing the bleeding and plan any necessary treatment. Let me know how you get on with the US. Very best wishes and I hope everything gets sorted for you soon. You may be diagnosed with a 'threatened miscarriage' if the pregnancy is developing normally and no other cause is found.