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Abnormal or irregular vaginal bleeding is any bleeding from your vaginal area that is not part of a regular period. It can be caused by infection and hormonal changes, but can also be a symptom of more serious problems. They can last from 3 to 10 days, and occur every 3 to 6 weeks.
Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Many women experience abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting between periods sometime in their lives. Vaginal bleeding is considered to be abnormal if it occurs:.
Most people experience bleeding immediately following the procedure and for several weeks afterward. It should get lighter with time. You should discuss any abnormal signs of bleeding with your doctor right away.
Abnormal uterine bleeding is any heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus through your vagina. It can occur at any time during your monthly cycle, including during your normal menstrual period. Vaginal bleeding between periods is one symptom of abnormal uterine bleeding.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding can relate to an issue with your reproductive system a gynecologic condition or to other medical problems or certain medications. If you have reached menopause — defined as 12 consecutive months, give or take, without a menstrual period — subsequent vaginal bleeding may be a cause for concern and should be evaluated. Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.
The normal length of the menstrual cycle is typically between 24 days and 38 days. A normal menstrual period generally lasts up to 8 days. Bleeding in any of the following situations is considered abnormal uterine bleeding:.