Intermenstrual bleeding



Menstrual bleeding that happens between periods and can be monthly or random.


Keep a diary to track the dates of bleeding. Also track the amount of bleeding during a month by noting the number of soaked pads or tampons.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a healthcare professional immediately for:

  • Heavy bleeding with cramping.
  • Lightheadedness or weakness from heavy bleeding.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a health professional for:

  • Vaginal bleeding that isn't from a period.
  • Bleeding that happens often or lasts a long time.