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. Having extremely heavy bleeding during your period can also be considered abnormal uterine bleeding.
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Vaginal bleeding - irregular
Back to Women's health. There are many different causes of bleeding between periods. Some may not be anything to worry about, but seek medical advice if you're concerned. Irregular bleeding , such as bleeding between periods, is common during the first few months of starting hormonal contraception , such as the:.
During each monthly cycle, the lining of the womb uterus gets thicker in readiness for pregnancy. A menstrual period occurs when a pregnancy has not taken place. The lining of the uterus is shed and the loss is 50 per cent blood, which can vary from bright red to dark brown.