What Causes Unusual Vaginal Bleeding?
Unusual vaginal bleeding can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose unusual vaginal bleeding, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "unusual vaginal bleeding" as a symptom. For example, endometrial cancer.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
early puberty onset
non-human estrogen use
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of unusual vaginal bleeding.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Do you have any vaginal bleeding that is not due to a menstrual period?
→ Don't know
→ Occasionally, a few times per year
→ Yes, it is constant or nearly constant
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either no unusual vaginal bleeding or unusual vaginal bleeding, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Endometrial Cancer
. The most common sign of endometrial cancer is unusual bleeding from the vagina, especially bleeding that occurs after passing through menopause.