Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
Abnormal vaginal bleeding is unexpected bleeding from the inside of the vagina. What is considered abnormal varies, depending on what is normal for a particular woman.
Examples of abnormal vaginal bleeding include bleeding:
- When a woman isn’t expecting her menstrual period.
- After sex.
- When a woman’s menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than is normal for her.
- At an unexpected time of life, such as before age 10 or after menopause.
Current as of: February 19, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD – Family Medicine & Sarah A. Marshall, MD – Family Medicine