Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Causes of Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
Bleeding or spotting between periods is a common problem. Changes in the balance of female hormones or physical changes in a woman's reproductive organs are the most common causes. This decision guide will ask you questions about your symptoms and help to explain what your symptoms could mean.
This guide is informational and not intended to replace the evaluation and advice of a health care professional.
Information in this guide is for women who have regularly spaced menstrual periods but also notice bleeding episodes in between these regularly spaced periods. If your bleeding pattern doesn't include regularly spaced periods, you will probably find more pertinent information in either the Irregular or Skipped Menstrual Periods Guide or Bleeding After Menopause Guide.
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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