Clinical Approach of Vaginal Bleeding in ED
1Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Vaginal bleeding includes uterine and extrauterine cause. Uterine causes include the constellation of normal uterine bleeding, abnormal uterine bleeding, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal uterine bleeding in the absence of organic disease.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding occurs in women of all ages, and it can result from a number of causes, including anatomic abnormalities, complications of pregnancy, hematologic disorders, infections, malignancies, medications, obesity, systemic disease, and endocrinologic imbalances.
Vaginal bleeding is defined temporally as midcycle (ovulatory, or at the release of an ova), premenstrual, menstrual, and postmenstrual.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding is classified on the basis of the duration, amount, and frequency of bleeding