Severe vaginal bleeding means that you
are soaking 1 or 2 pads or tampons in 1 or 2 hours, unless that is normal for
you. For most women, passing clots of blood from the vagina and soaking through
their usual pads or tampons every hour for 2 or more hours is not normal and is
considered severe. If you are pregnant: You may have
a gush of blood or pass a clot, but if the bleeding stops, it is not considered
Vaginal bleeding refers to bleeding from inside the vagina, not
from a cut or scrape near the vagina.
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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