cause and treatment of vaginal bleeding

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    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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    Hormonal fluctuations, cancer, any number of things.

    The treatment is determined by the diagnosis which is made by the physician.
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    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.
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    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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