3-rx.comCustomer Support
HomeAbout UsFAQContactHelp
News Center
Health Centers
Medical Encyclopedia
Drugs & Medications
Diseases & Conditions
Medical Symptoms
Med. Tests & Exams
Surgery & Procedures
Injuries & Wounds
Diet & Nutrition
Special Topics

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

You are here : 3-RX.com > Medical Encyclopedia > Diseases and Conditions > Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods: Symptoms & Signs
      Category : Health Centers > Reproductive System

Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods

Alternate Names : Intermenstrual Bleeding, Spotting, Metrorrhagia

Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

When a woman has bleeding between periods, the healthcare provider will need further information. He or she may ask:

  • what the woman's normal cycle is like
  • when the irregular bleeding started
  • how much bleeding has occurred
  • the description of the blood, such as whether it was bright red or whether there were clots
  • when the woman's last normal period was
  • whether or not the woman is sexually active and the type of birth control she uses
  • whether or not irregular bleeding has occurred before
  • whether there was any pain or cramps associated with the bleeding
  • when the woman's last Pap smear was
  • whether or not the woman has ever had a sexually transmitted disease
  • whether there have been any injuries to the pelvic area
  • what medications are being taken
  • any other symptoms, such as weight loss, nausea, fever, or abnormal bleeding or bruising in other parts of the body
  • Further questions may also be asked to help determine the cause of the bleeding.

    Previous section


    Next section

    Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


    Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 06/01/01

    \"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

    Home | About Us | FAQ | Contact | Advertising Policy | Privacy Policy | Bookmark Site