Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: What Women Need to Know About Increased Vaginal Bleeding by Manhattan Women's Health & Wellness

Women's Health
9 months ago
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: What Women Need to Know About Increased Vaginal Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding is defined as increased or decreased vaginal bleeding when compared to your normal periods, after menopause or during pregnancy. Specifically, you shouldn’t be bleeding after period ends or spotting between periods, after sex or after your cycles have ceased due to menopause.

It’s also considered abnormal to experience prolonged menstrual bleeding or bleeding more heavily than usual during your regular menstrual cycle. Heavy uterine bleeding (HUB) can often lead to low blood counts counts requiring transfusions of blood or iron. You should contact your gynecologist for an appointment in any of these cases.

Abnormal uterine bleeding should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by an OB-GYN physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, as it may be a symptom or sign of a serious illness or condition.

Possible causes of abnormal uterine bleeding include:

  • Cancers (cervical, endometrial, ovarian, uterine, vaginal)
  • Endocrine System Factors (overactive thyroid, underactive thyroid, PCOS)
  • Infections (cervicitis, chlamydia trachomatis, endometriosis, gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginitis)
  • Medications and Devices (forgotten tampon, IUD, changing/stopping birth control pills)
  • Noncancerous Growths (cervical polyps, Adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, uterine polyps)

The content on 30Seconds.com is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information on this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal healthcare provider. The opinions or views expressed on 30Seconds.com do not necessarily represent those of 30Seconds or any of its employees, corporate partners or affiliates.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Choosing an Obstetrician: Questions Every Pregnant Woman Should Ask When Picking an OB-GYN

​The pH Factor & Vaginal Health: How to Find a Healthy Balance for Your Lady Parts

Vaginal Health During Pregnancy & After Childbirth: Dr. Mache Seibel Answers 7 Common Questions From Pregnant Moms

A Pause for Menopause Skin Problems: Straight Talk With Pause Founder Rochelle Weitzner About Skin Care After 45 & the 3 Stages of Menopause

Julie Rose
Very helpful info, thanks.
Didn’t know all this, yikes!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Such important insights, Manhattan Women's Health & Wellness , thank you for sharing. Welcome to 30Seconds. Look forward to learning more from you!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Skip the Potato Chips: How to Prep So You Grab Healthier Snacks!

The Health Benefits of Cinnamon: Why You Need to Sprinkle This Spice on Everything

Relax About Flax: Simple Ways to Add Flax Seeds to Your Diet!

A Toast to Tea Time: Possible Health Benefits of Drinking Green Tea!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!