Bleeding between periods; Intermenstrual bleeding; Spotting; Metrorrhagia
Immediately contact a health care provider if bleeding is very heavy.
Keep track of the number of pads or tampons used over time so that the amount of bleeding can be determined. Uterine blood loss can be estimated by keeping track of how frequently a pad or tampon is soaked and how often one needs to be changed.
Because aspirin may prolong bleeding, it should be avoided, if possible.
Call your health care provider if
Call your health care provider if:
You are pregnant
There is any unexplained bleeding between periods
There is any bleeding after menopause
There is heavy bleeding with periods
Abnormal bleeding is accompanied by other symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, dizziness
What to expect at your health care provider's office
The doctor will peform a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history....
Approximately 600,000 women get a hysterectomy each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though this is the second most frequent surgical procedure among reproductive-aged women, there are still a lot of questions surrounding the procedure. The following are some of the most commonly asked questions and answers.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is when a woman's uterus is surgically removed.
Are all hysterectomies the same?
There are three main types of hysterectomy:
A total hysterectomy is when the entire uterus and cervix is surgically removed.
A partial hysterectomy, also called a supracervical hysterectomy, is when the uterus is surgically removed but the cervix is not.
A third type of hysterectomy, a radical hysterectomy, is the removal of the uterus but would also include removal of both the fallopian tubes and the ovaries.
Hysterectomies can be performed vaginally, abdominally or laparoscopically.
In a vaginal hyst...
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, three types of cancer can result in a women entering menopause and/or experiencing menopausal symptoms. I’ve already focused shareposts on ovarian cancer and uterine cancer (also known as endometrial cancer) so now it’s time to learn about the third type of cancer – vaginal cancer.
Fortunately, vaginal cancer is rare. The Mayo Clinic reports that this type of cancer occurs in the vagina, which is the muscular tube that connects the uterus with the outer genitals. PubMed Health , which is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, reported that the most frequent type of cancerous vaginal tumors are considered secondary types of cancer caused by the spread of another cancer, such as cervical or endometrial cancer.
Interestingly, primary vaginal cancer – which is when the cancer begins in the vagina - rarely occurs. When this type of cancer does occur, it typically starts with one of four different types of cance...
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