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Thursday, December 12, 2013
NetWellness experts receive many questions about abnormal menstrual bleeding, something with which most women have had some experience.
Commonly reported variations in the menstrual cycle include:
Irregularity is just part of the normal and natural process of menstruation. But sometimes abnormal menstrual bleeding can be a sign of another condition.
Irregular vaginal bleeding is a possible sign or symptom of the following:
If you suspect that you are experiencing abnormal menstrual bleeding, contact your healthcare provider to make an appointment. Keep track of when the bleeding started and how heavy/light it was so that you can give accurate and detailed information during your visit.
Most of the time abnormal menstrual bleeding is not indicative of a serious condition, but it is important to visit your healthcare provider to find the source of the problem.
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Last Reviewed: May 20, 2010
Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Associate Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University