Vaginal Bleeding (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
A woman should see a health care practitioner for any abnormal vaginal bleeding. It is not always necessary to go to a hospital emergency department for this problem. An office visit to a gynecologist (a doctor who specializes in female reproductive organs) is usually sufficient if she is bleeding, but does not have any other symptoms.
If a woman is having abnormal vaginal bleeding with other symptoms, such as lightheadedness, severe abdominal pain, or fevers, she should be evaluated as soon as possible. This includes being seen in an emergency department if her regular doctor is unavailable. An ambulance should be called if she passes out from blood loss.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/1/2014
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