Vaginal Bleeding

NOTE:  This topic addresses bleeding from the Uterus.  It may be called โ€œVaginal,โ€ since it comes out the vagina, but thatโ€™s not where it originates (see Diagram — Female Genital System). A pelvic exam can easily tell if bleeding is truly vaginal.

FIRST STEPย  —ย  Pregnancy Test (for virtually everyone; see link)

Since all women with bleeding after menopause need tests for Endometrial Cancer (see also โ€œIrregular Bleeding,โ€ section 5a, below), the rest of this topic refers to non-pregnant women between puberty and menopause.  Select from following symptoms:

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