Vaginal bleeding refers to a condition characterized by leakage of blood through the vagina coming from the uterus, the cervix (cervical) or from the vagina itself.

The causes that can trigger vaginal bleeding are several: neoplastic diseases (cervical cancer, the presence of uterine polyps), diseases infectious and inflammatory (chlamydia, gonorrhea, vaginitis, cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease), the presence of warts, pre- eclampsia. Vaginal bleeding may occur even in pregnancy. Rather frequent, for example, are those caused by implantation of the embryo.

Among the symptoms that can accompany vaginal bleeding may be more or less intense itching, burning, pain during urination and / or during sex, physiological changes in vaginal secretions.


What kind of diseases can be associated with vaginal bleeding?

The following diseases may be associated with vaginal bleeding:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Candida
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Warts
  • Ebola
  • Gonorrhea
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine polyps
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Trauma
  • Vaginitis

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for vaginal bleeding?

Because vaginal bleeding may originate from different medical conditions, some of which are also quite important, to develop a targeted treatment is necessary to identify the root cause of vaginal bleeding. In the case of bacterial infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, some types of vaginitis, some types of cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease) use of antibiotic drugs is usually prescribed. In the case of fungal infections (such as candida) principles antifungals are usually prescribed. In case of suspected neoplastic or pre-neoplastic lesion sample of tissue for consideration by the histological point of view must be taken.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of vaginal bleeding?

It is recommended to contact your doctor in case of severe trauma, and if you have already been diagnosed or are at risk of associated diseases (see list of associated diseases).