Are you concerned you have abnormal bleeding but are unclear about what is normal versus abnormal and what to do next?
You’re in the right place.
This page walks you through the various ways in which bleeding can be abnormal and details the steps you should take to help you get to the bottom of your symptoms. Because let’s face it, abnormal bleeding can be extremely disruptive and is an important message from your body that should not be ignored.
For clarity, I’d like to quickly define a few terms:
- Menstrual cycle: This is the entirety of your menstrual cycle, including your period, follicular phase, ovulation, and luteal phase. Your menstrual cycle is from Day 1 of your period to Day 1 of your next period.
- Menstrual bleeding: This is another term for your period. The terms ‘menstrual bleeding’ and ‘period’ are used interchangeably.
- Intermenstrual bleeding: This is bleeding that occurs between your periods.