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Spotting between periods? What to do

Intermenstrual bleeding is also known as Metrorrhagia (spotting between periods) Bleeding between periods isn’t a normal part of the menstrual cycle.

The average cycle lasts 21 to 35 days. Normal vaginal bleeding, also known as your period, can happen for a few days to a week. Any bleeding outside of this is considered abnormal and can be caused by a variety of factors. These include:

Infection Uterine Fibroids Cancer Pregnancy complications Hormonal imbalance

More Common Causes

Bleeding between periods is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:

Emergency contraceptives Stress Change in medication Vaginal dryness Injury to the vagina

Metrorrhagia is very common in women who suffer from fibroids but always be cautious as this could lead to more serious conditions. You may also suffer from anemia at some point due to excessive bleeding. Be sure to monitor your symptoms and seek medical attention to rule out the possibility of it becoming a serious condition.

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