Bleeding Between Periods

Bleeding between periods is known as inter-menstrual bleeding. It is quite common, and if you experience just a single episode you need not be overly concerned.

Bleeding Between Periods

Bleeding between periods is known as inter-menstrual bleeding. It is quite common, and if you experience just a single episode you need not be overly concerned.

Possible causes

Common causes are medications containing oral hormones (estrogen, progestogen) such as contraceptive agents and other oral hormonal therapies.

Ectropion, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can also be associated with inter-menstrual bleeding.

Persistent inter-menstrual bleeding may be caused by genital tract infections, polyps within the uterus or cervix, and rarely cancer of the cervix.

What to do

If you have persistent intermenstrual bleeding, you should see your GP. First-step investigations may include an examination, pap smear, or vaginal ultrasound scan.

We can help

If you are experiencing bleeding between periods and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

Common causes are medications containing oral hormones (estrogen, progestogen) such as contraceptive agents and other oral hormonal therapies.

Ectropion, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can also be associated with inter-menstrual bleeding.

Persistent inter-menstrual bleeding may be caused by genital tract infections, polyps within the uterus or cervix, and rarely cancer of the cervix.

If you have persistent intermenstrual bleeding, you should see your GP. First-step investigations may include an examination, pap smear, or vaginal ultrasound scan.

If you are experiencing bleeding between periods and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

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