About pelvic bleeding

Pelvic bleeding is any discharge of blood or bloody fluids outside regular menstrual cycles or during pregnancy. It can take various forms, ranging from light spotting to heavy flows. It can also occur independently without any other symptoms or signs, or it could be accompanied by abdominal pain and cramps. Sometimes, it may lead to shock-like symptoms such as dizziness or fainting.

What are the causes of pelvic bleeding?

Abnormal bleeding from the pelvic area is a condition that can range from mild to severe and should be diagnosed and treated immediately. Common causes of pelvic bleeding include:

  • Hormone imbalances: Hormone imbalances can lead to abnormal bleeding due to changes in the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body.
  • Endometriosis: Endometriosis, an abnormal uterine lining growth within the pelvic cavity, can also cause pelvic pain or painful intercourse.
  • Fibroids, polyps, and cysts: Fibroids, polyps, and cysts — noncancerous growths inside the uterus or cervix — are also known culprits of abnormal bleeding.
  • Ectopic pregnancies: Ectopic pregnancies are treated through medications that help remove the pregnancy tissue from your fallopian tube. 
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome: Birth control pills and other forms of medication may be suggested if you have polycystic ovary syndrome.

In addition to medical conditions, certain lifestyle factors can contribute to pelvic bleeding. These include alcohol consumption, smoking cigarettes, drug use, and excessive exercise, which can strain your body and hormone balance. Poor nutrition can also be a factor as it increases your risk of developing complications that could contribute to bleeding, such as polyps and fibroids in the uterus.

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What are the symptoms of pelvic bleeding?

Pelvic bleeding is when a woman experiences abnormal or heavy vaginal bleeding. It can happen without any signs of external physical injury. Common symptoms of pelvic bleeding include:

  • Prolonged or increased menstrual flow
  • Spotting between periods
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Painful cramping during menstrual cycles

If any of these symptoms are present, it is essential to seek medical attention, as pelvic bleeding can be a sign of a health condition that requires immediate treatment. 

What is the treatment for pelvic bleeding?

Dr. Bahlani will prescribe treatment based on what is causing your pelvic bleeding, treatments for pelvic bleeding may include:

  • Antibiotics if you have an infection (such as an STD) causing your symptoms
  • Hormone therapy if hormones are the root cause
  • Surgery, if necessary, due to structural abnormalities present within your reproductive systems, such as tumors or polyps
  • Removal of IUD if present and contributing to the bleeding or placement of an IUD (with proper pain control) if necessary
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Why choose Pelvic Pain Doc to treat pelvic bleeding?

Choosing the right doctor for pelvic bleeding is a critical decision. Pelvic Pain Doc is an elite boutique urology and gynecology practice that offers a holistic approach. Our founder, Dr. Bahlani, forges a positive patient-doctor relationship focused on collaboration to help you achieve your goals for quality of life. 
Our doctor is fellowship trained in sexual and pelvic health, board-eligible in urology and gynecology, and has years of experience helping patients with pain. Dr. Bahlani is an expert who has given numerous informational podcasts and frequently appears on media outlets discussing pelvic pain. Contact us today to learn how she can help you treat pelvic bleeding.

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