Unexpected bleeding during normal days can cause discomfort for any woman.

Anything other than normal menstrual bleeding is a great problem for a woman.

So it is always important to know about abnormal bleeding.

Normal vaginal bleeding:

For any woman normally vagina bleeds, this is called menorrhea.

During menstrual cycle normal periodic flow of blood is considered as normal bleeding. In normal vaginal bleeding, blood is discharged from uterus to vagina.Vaginal Bleeding

During this normal menstrual period the blood flow lasts for 4 days. This will be repeated for every 28 days up to menopause stage and is called menstrual cycle.

What is abnormal vagina bleeding?

Anything other than normal menstrual bleeding is considered as abnormal bleeding of vagina. This is mostly seen in women who have crossed 50, that is in their postmenopausal stage. Bleeding between periods is also considered as abnormal vagina bleeding.

Why does your vagina bleed abnormally?

The causes for abnormal bleeding could any thing like,

  • If you are using any birth control pills and suddenly stopped, then there would be a chance for vaginal bleeding.
  • Any infections at opening of vagina are also responsible for vaginal bleeding.
  • Due to abnormal hormonal changes or any fluctuations in hormone levels, vaginal bleeding takes place.
  • After your menopause stage, vaginal walls will become dry due to lack of estrogen. This can also be the cause for you vagina to bleed.
  • Spontaneous abortion during pregnancy.
  • Vaginal bleeding can also be due to underactive functioning of thyroid gland which is called hypothyroidism.
  • Ectopic pregnancy, which means early pregnancy, is associated with heavy bleeding.
  • Any injury to vagina from sexual abuse can also cause vaginal bleeding.
  • It can be due to uterus cancer or cervix cancer.
  • It can also be due to heavy stress in your daily life.
  • Certain anti-biotics and drugs such as anti- coagulants are also responsible for abnormal bleeding.
  • Anovulation is also a cause for bleeding in irregular periods. This usually occurs when you have menstrual cycle but your ovaries cannot release an egg.
  • Presence of fibroids in the uterus can also lead to abnormal bleeding.

What can you do when you notice that your vagina is bleeding?

  • First and foremost thing you need to do is, check whether blood is flowing from vagina or anus or through urine, then immediately consult a gynecologist for medical attention and be certain with your menstrual periods. Always keep a record of your menstrual period for future reference.
  • Take rest if bleeding is very heavy, and avoid any sort of strain or stress. Maintain very good diet with nutritious food.
  • If you are pregnant and experiencing abnormal bleeding then you should immediately consult the doctor.
  • Avoid taking aspirin as it will lead to prolonged bleeding.


  1. I am 45 years old. I was always having irregular periods except for last one year. I was having problem of Leucorrhoea for last few months. This month also i had periods on time but the flow was scanty and today is 19th day bleeding is continuing but it is in drops only. In between for two days only water like discharge was there. The flow increases when i am working but while resting the flow is almost nil.Advise the possible reasons for continued bleeding after periods.(Normally I feel heavy lower backache during periods, this month i had no backache also).

  2. i am bleeding when i dont have my period.i am 16 and im a little scared.when i bleed its not heavy its just a little and im not or never was on birth control any ideas?

  3. I bleed thru my urine n it burns i was havin bad stomach cramps 2days ago bt thy stopd nw m bleedin n i cnt even fyl da blood

  4. iam 45 years of age i have bleeding continueously 1 month from monthly period what caused to it. And what treatment require.

  5. Im 22 and i was on birth contol nov2008 until nov2009. then i stop using them. my period in january2010 i dont really remeber it. i was just spotting very lightly for about 5 days or so. but this month when i urinate and wipe myself i see a little blood and some discharge. the blood is not in my urine its just on the toilet paper. i went to the ER because just two weeks ago i was diagnosed with pneumonia. after five day of medication i wasent sick anymore.(while in the ER they gave me a pregnacy test and i wasnet preg) i didnt have a period none this month(feb) well it was like the last two days of january comming on into febuary i was lightly spotting. right now at the momment im just spotting periodicly. like for the last two days it has been happening. but not all day just like when i go to the bathroom in the evening while at work i noticed it. later on in the day im not bleeding, and in the morning im not bleeding. its not a flow its just spotting. can someone help me out???? any ideas???

  6. I am 20 years old . I am having this blood discharge from a week now. sometimes its very dilute othertimes just like blood. its not menstrual flow. i have not been on any pills and had a period since i last had sex. what can it be.. pls help, m worried

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