Causes Of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Causes of Vaginal Bleeding

Do you have sudden or irregular vaginal bleeding? If this is accompanied by other unusual symptoms, inform your doctor immediately.

Vaginal bleeding is a symptom that needs your attention, especially since it can come from anywhere in the female genital tract. The reason for this includes anything from vigorous sexual intercourse to cancer which usually strikes postmenopausal women. Lei’s examine them one by one.

If you’re fond of rough romancing, the lips at the vaginal entrance may be injured and bleeding will occur. Naturally, if this is the first lime you’ve had sex and your hymen was broken, expect some bleeding too.

Masturbation can be tough on the vagina, especially if you use vibrators, bottles or other foreign objects. This can cause bleeding. Another reason is deep penetration which can bruise the cervix, the opening into the uterus. If you’re using an IUD (intrauterine device) or are taking oral contraceptives, there may also be bleeding.

Pain and bleeding after intercourse and a persistent vaginal discharge may indicate uterine cancer but this is more likely to occur in women between 50 and 60. Cervical cancer has the same symptoms but it affects women aged 30 to 50.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Does anyone know the cause of polyps in the uterine lining?
    And could this cause abnormal bleeding? My periods have been lasting 2-3 wks. I have been taking the depo provera injections for 4 mos., but had bleeding symptoms previously. Any suggestions for treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you talking about uterin fibroids? If so they really don’t know what causes them. There are a few types of treatment most are very invasive. I would visit your OB/GYN and speak with them.
      Good luck
    uti infection, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and itchy skin?
    I’ve had the full work up at the gyno and my primary physician and still no answers! I should also note that I am not sexually active. Maybe someone out there has a similar story. Okay, here goes. About 6-8 weeks ago I started having frequent urination (especially at night) and mild pain in my mid to lower back/side area. These were my only symptoms. Went to my doctor and he did a dipstick urine test. There was blood, pus and elevated protein in my urine – he put me on cipro. After a week, no relief so he switched me to bactrim. Finished bactrim with no change in symptoms. About three weeks ago I started having abnormal uterine bleeding (non stop, but light to moderate). Went to my gyno and had a pelvic exam, pap smear and a pelvic ultrasound. All clear from the gyno’s point of view. About a week ago, pain in back started feeling worse and “full” (or swollen), started itching like crazy almost everywhere (arms, underarms, legs, neck, etc.), feel achy all over with a low-grade fever. Went to primary doc again he did a CBC and a urine culture. CBC came back normal, but the urine culture showed an antibiotic resistant strain of bacteria (UTI) and put me on Macrobid. I just took my first dose tonight (3/23/09). Would a UTI cause all these other crazy symptoms? My doctor was unable or unwilling to answer my questions about all my other symptoms; especially the itching and abnormal uterine bleeding. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
    I also wanted to point out that I was not on any medication (not even the antibiotic) when my itching began. Antibiotics (cipro and bactrim) were finished about two weeks prior to the itchy skin. I also have endometriosis (have had two surgeries to remove it), but it has never caused dysfunctional uterine bleeding in the past (other than heavy, regular periods). It’s just odd that all these symptoms are happening at one time.

    • ANSWER:
    Can someone please tell me how the two relate??
    I was reading up on line the different causes of abnormal vaginal/uterine bleeding, and I saw under symptoms that constipation is one of the causes? There was no explainaiton of this, it was just listed. Has anyone ever heard that, and if so, what would that mean, that there is some kinda of excessive pressure from a bowel obstruction?

    • ANSWER:
      i don’t think this is one of the cause, but u can say that symtons of mensuration condition
    Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding?
    About a year ago I started experiencing vaginal mid cycle bleeding after sex. My gyno put me on birth control to regulate periods and treated me for precancerous cervical cells. Nothing changed. I then in 8 months time had a Cryosurgery, a Colposcopy, a Hysteroscopy, Ultrasounds, D&C, cervical and uterine scrapings and countless biopsies. Now my cells look good and though I am no longer sexually active, I bleed for 2 weeks leading up to my period. It starts out as dark/old blood and gets pretty heavy, then eventually my period begins and when that ends, all is clear (for about a week maybe). My doc is stumped as to what’s causing it. Prior to the abnormal bleeding beginning, I can sense it’s coming because I get contraction like symptoms and pains ( I have had a child and know what contractions feel like). Also, after masturbating, I experience the same pain. Recently, I have been seen by a Neurologist because of electrical sensations in my arms and have come to find out that I have a prominent disc protrusion in my Cervical spine. Is there any chance that all my unexplained bleeding could be connected? I feel like one of those mystery diagnosis people on TV. Someone please help, share stories or give advice.
    Thankyou, from an otherwise healthy 29 yr old

    • ANSWER:
      No body here will be able to answer that =/Everyone’s different….Maybe go to other doctors and get their opinions.I see a naturopathic doctor. Maybe you could try to see one? They tend to look at your whole body and all the symptoms and how they connect. I’ve found that the care I have received is superior to care that I’ve received by a medical doctor.

      Good luck, sorry I don’t know what else to say.

    what will a doctor say and do if you these symptoms?
    Signs and symptoms
    Vaginal bleeding and/or spotting
    Abnormal uterine bleeding, abnormal menstrual periods
    Bleeding between normal periods
    Anemia, caused by chronic loss of blood. (This may occur if the woman has ignored symptoms of prolonged or frequent abnormal menstrual bleeding.)
    Lower abdominal pain or pelvic cramping
    Thin white or clear vaginal discharge in postmenopausal women

    • ANSWER:
      The doctor will probably ask you questions about the pain, when it started, and all your symptoms. Probably a vaginal exam and maybe a ultra sound of your uterus

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