cause and treatment of vaginal bleeding

  1. i had few geriatric patients who had vaginal bleeding. what can cause a vaginal bleeding in elderly female? what is the treatment for it? thanks
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Hormonal fluctuations, cancer, any number of things.

    The treatment is determined by the diagnosis which is made by the physician.
  4. by   MissKitty21
    The Encyclopedia of Aging and The Elderly states that:

    There are several factors that may cause vaginal bleeding, including vaginitis, cervicitis , ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and the use of drugs, such as digoxin, Coumadin, and estrogen.
  5. by   nessajune21
    Due to estrogen deprivation from advanced aging, elderly women experience vaginal atrophy. The vaginal epithelium becomes so thin and fragile that spontaneous bleeding occurs.

    This is a very likely explanation, however, I would have a physician examine these patients to ensure that it isn't something more serious-like cancer.

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