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When the gap between a woman’s menstrual periods keeps changing, this is known as irregular bleeding. Your periods may come early or late or you may even experience bleeding between periods. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days, although sometimes they are a bit shorter or longer than this. After puberty, if you develop a regular menstrual cycle with a similar length of time between periods, this is perfectly normal. Women and girls’ menstrual cycles can vary by a few days each time. This is common.
There are many different causes of irregular bleeding and bleeding between periods, including puberty, menopause, early pregnancy, hormonal contracpetion, severe weight fluctuations, stress, over-exercising and certain medical conditions.
If you have always experienced slightly irregular periods, or if you are still going through puberty, then there is no need to see a doctor. However if you have noticed sudden changes in your menstrual cycle, bleeding between periods or you are experiencing irregular periods and are struggling to conceive, then you should seek medical advice.
Bleeding in between periods can be a symptom of certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or certain gyanecological cancers, including cervical cancer.
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There are a number of different things that can cause bleeding between periods:
It is important to know what is normal for you. If you notice any changes during your periods, then you should start by tracking these on the calendar. If you are experiencing irregular bleeding that persists, comes back, or gets worse, then you should see a doctor. Bleeding after sex and bleeding after menopause are also issues that really need to be explored further.
It is particularly important to see a doctor if the bleeding between periods or irregular bleeding is also accompanied by other symptoms, such as abnormal vaginal discharge, pelvic or abdominal pain, fever and dizziness. It is important to tell the doctor if you are experiencing any other symptoms in order to help them make a diagnosis and treat any health problem promptly.
You should also seek medical advice if you have periods more often than every 21 days or less often than every 35 days, if your period lasts for longer than seven days, if there is a major difference between you longest and shortest menstrual cycle (at least 20 days difference) or you are having irregular periods and are struggling to conceive.
The treatment depends on the root cause of the irregular menstrual bleeding. Depending on the diagnosis, the doctor may decide on one of the following treatments:
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Is it normal to bleed when not on period?
Bleeding between periods is not usually something to be worried about. If the blood flow is light, then this is known as ‘spotting’ and is usually harmless. But if you experience drastic, recurring or persistent bleeding between periods, whether or not these are accompanied by other symptoms, you should seek medical advice.
Can stress cause mid cycle bleeding?
Stress can have a huge effect on your periods. Stress can cause mid-cycle spotting or even lead to late or missed periods, which can add to stress. It is important to find a healthy way to keep stress levels in check. If you are struggling, you should seek appropriate support.
What is the difference between implantation bleeding and a period?
Implantation bleeding occurs when a fertilised egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. It usually happens a week or two after fertilisation - around the time your period is normally due.
But it is possible to tell the difference. Implantation bleeding is similar to on and off spotting. A menstrual period generally starts off light and gets progressively heavier.
Can you bleed without ovulating?
Yes, it is possible to bleed without ovulating. This is known as anovulation or abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB).
In general, anovulation is caused by a hormone imbalance, but conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), obesity and certain medications can also be the cause. Anovulation is a factor in 25% of infertility cases.
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