Spotting between periods. Should I worry?

A menstrual cycle usually lasts from 21 to 35 days and the bleeding lasts for a few days. The appearance of spotting on any other day is not normal and needs further investigation.


Sudden spotting somewhere in the middle of the cycle is called "mid-cycle bleeding" and is not unusual. However, if it occurs, you must inform your doctor immediately, because it may not be serious, but it may be a warning sign of a more serious problem associated with the female reproductive system.


Let’s see some possible causes.


Hormonal disorders

Estrogens and progesterone are the two hormones that regulate your cycle. When they get out of balance, spotting may appear. And what affects the balance of hormones? Dysfunctional ovaries, thyroid problems, starting or stopping contraceptive pills.


Hormonal contraceptives

Irregular bleeding, such as bleeding between periods, is common during the first few months of starting hormonal contraception.


Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop in the uterus. They are very common in women who have given birth.


Various inflectional cases

Vaginal bleeding between periods may indicate an infection of your reproductive organs. Infection can cause inflammation and bleeding. And what are the possible causes? Sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal douching, sexual intercourse etc.


More rarely, cancer in the uterus, the cervix, the vagina or the ovaries may cause bleeding.


It is important to have proper information on this issue so that women with mid-cycle bleeding do not panic. An immediate contact and/or visit to your doctor for further investigation will solve all your questions.



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