vaginal bleeding


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vaginal bleeding

an abnormal condition in which blood is passed from the vagina other than during the menses. It may be caused by abnormalities of the uterus or cervix, an abnormal pregnancy, endocrine abnormalities, abnormalities of one or both ovaries or one or both fallopian tubes, or an abnormality of the vagina. The following terms are commonly used in describing the approximate amount of vaginal bleeding: heavy vaginal bleeding, which is greater than heaviest normal menstrual flow; moderate vaginal bleeding, which is equal to heaviest normal menstrual flow; light vaginal bleeding, which is less than heaviest normal menstrual flow; vaginal staining, a very light flow of blood barely requiring the use of a sanitary napkin or tampon; vaginal spotting, the passage vaginally of a few drops of blood; and bloody show, an episode of light vaginal bleeding as often occurs in early labor, during labor, and, particularly, at the time of full dilation of the cervix at the end of the first stage of labor because of rupture of the cervical capillaries as dilation occurs.
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History of vaginal bleeding or spotting in preceding 24 hours,
At 2nd follow up, ten women got their implants removed due to side effects like spotting, irregular vaginal bleeding and weight gain (Figure-1).
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A 31-years-old female gravida 2 para 2 was admitted to our department with a history of pelvic pain and abnormal vaginal bleeding for one month.
Pregnant women, who had vaginal bleeding until 20 weeks of their pregnancy, were assessed for inclusion.
Aside from the discharge order, the doctors also recommended that Napoles be given a guard, preferably a nurse because it is necessary to regularly take her blood sugar, vital signs and her vaginal bleeding needs to be monitored.
Over the ensuing 2 weeks, her vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain worsened.
Approximately one third of all the gynecological consultations in OPD are related to abnormal vaginal bleeding in this proportion rises up to 70% in peri and post menopausal years1.
Seek medical help for racing pulse, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, vaginal bleeding, mental confusion, or a temperature higher than 100.
The most common symptom would be abnormal vaginal bleeding.