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Vaginal Bleeding

Treating Vaginal Bleeding

When vaginal bleeding becomes abnormal, appropriate treatment depends on the nature of the underlying cause. Treatment options may include pain medication, hormone therapy and surgical intervention.

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids may be treated with hormones, pain medication and surgical intervention. Polycystic fibrosis, an imbalance of female sex hormones, usually can be managed with medications and weight loss programs.

An ectopic pregnancy (occurring outside the womb) can be life-threatening to the mother and involves surgery to remove the unviable fetus and repair any damaged tissues.

Locations for Vaginal Bleeding