Bleeding between periods is not unusual, but need to go your private gynaecologist if it happens more than once or twice. Even you must meet your consultant gynaecologist if you bleed after having sex. In this blog let’s see what are the reasons for the cause of bleeding between periods?
What are the reasons for the causes of bleeding between periods?
There are several causes for the bleeding between periods. Some of them are listed in this article:
Hormonal Contraceptives: Hormonal contraceptives are the most common cause of vaginal bleeding. Even if you get irregular bleeding which usually occurs for the first 3 months of using the contraceptive. some of the hormonal contraceptives include:
- Intrauterine device(IUD)
- Birth control patch
- Vaginal Ring
- Contraceptive pill
- Contraceptive implant
In case if the bleeding between periods is very heavy or lasts for longer than 3 months, it is advisable to visit a private gynaecologist. Bleeding may happen if a person does not take their hormonal contraception according to the instructions of your private gynaecologist.
Emergency contraception: Taking emergency contraceptive will cause bleeding between periods which applies to both forms such as the morning-after pill and the IUD
Injury: If the tissue of the vagina is damaged it may cause bleeding. This may happen during penetrative sex which is more likely happen when the vagina is dry.
Miscarriage: Bleeding between periods may be the sign of miscarriage. Miscarriage will occur at any time at the time of pregnancy and may happen before a woman is aware that she is pregnant.
Polyps in cervix or vagina: Polyps are small growths that can originate in the uterus or on the cervix wall which is the structure between the vagina and uterus. Sometimes polyps can cause bleeding and may need to remove.
Termination: Women under abortion may have bleeding. Spotting will stop after having an in-clinic procedure or consuming abortion pills. If bleeding is too heavy it is good to visit your consultant gynaecologist.
Certain Cancers: In most cases, the bleeding between periods is not a cause for cancer. Still, vaginal bleeding between periods is the symptom of a certain type of cancer. Cervical cancer can cause to women at any age. May be a cause for uterine or womb cancer.
Menopause: Menopause may occur during the age of 45 to 55. It is confirmed if the women did not have periods for at least one year. Due to this women may have imbalances in hormones and can cause bleeding between periods
Perimenopause: Perimenopause is usually caused due to the changes in the hormone levels which lasts for 10 years. This may some have bleeding
Endometriosis: Chronic conditions will affect the uterus such as endometriosis that causes bleeding or spotting between periods which may cause heavy or painful menstrual periods and cramps during periods.
Being informed of any other symptoms and seeking consultant gynaecologist advice can help to diagnose the bleeding between the periods.