Vaginal Bleeding

The type of bleeding eg. heavy menstrual bleeding, intermenstrual or unscheduled, post-coital or postmenopausal bleeding can help identify the most likely cause - bpacnz

Vaginal Bleeding

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Investigating and managing abnormal vaginal bleeding

Establishing the source of bleeding is an essential first step when assessing women* who present with per vaginum (PV) bleeding. Often the source of bleeding is the uterus, however, bleeding from other parts of the genital tract (e.g. vulva, vagina or cervix) must also be considered. Bleeding from the urinary or gastrointestinal tracts may be mistaken by patients for PV bleeding and should be excluded.

 

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