Which infections may cause menorrhagia?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Julia A Shaw, MD, MBA, FACOG; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Simple vaginitis (eg, candidal, bacterial vaginosis) may cause intermenstrual bleeding, while gonorrhea and chlamydia may present with heavier bleeding attributed primarily to the copious discharge mixed with the blood.

Chlamydia is a common cause of postpartum endometritis, leading to vaginal bleeding in the weeks following a delivery.

A postpartum infection (eg, endometritis) also may be due to organisms unrelated to sexual activity.


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