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: August 2, 2022
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine