Bleeding is bleeding that occurs between the periods. Intermediate bleeding can be brown, red, or as a blood mixed flow.
It is common and harmless to bleed a little the days before and after the period. You can also bleed a little when you ovulate.
Why do I get bleeding?
Bleeding can sometimes be a symptom of STD or some other infection of the genital area. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause intermediate bleeding.
Hormone contraceptives can cause you to bleed
Contraceptives containing hormones can cause bleeding called breakthrough bleeding. They usually come in the first few months you use the drug. If you use birth control pills, mini-pills, or mid -pills and forget to take a tablet, you may have breakthrough bleeding. Emergency contraceptive pills can also cause breakthrough bleeding one or a few days after taking the pill.
When and where should I seek treatment for intermediate bleeding?
Contact a health care center or gynecologic clinic if any of the following is true of you:
- You have repeated bleeding at any time during the menstrual cycle.
- You bleed during vaginal intercourse or shortly after vaginal intercourse. These may be signs of cell changes in the cervix and you should take cell tests.
- You have been using the same contraceptive with hormones for more than three months and have intermediate bleeding.
- You have had unprotected sex with someone and may have had STD.
Contact a gynecologic clinic if you have bleeding when you are in menopause and haven’t had any bleeding for a year.
It is often not in a hurry. If it is a weekend, you can wait until it is every day.
Some of you who attend elementary school or high school can contact student health. You can also contact a youth reception. You can go there if you are 12 or 13 years until you are between 20 and 25 years, it is different in different receptions.
When it is in a hurry
If you have intermediate bleeding, abdominal pain, and fever, contact a health center or an on-call clinic. If it is night, you can wait until the reception opens.
The treatment of intermediate bleeding depends on the cause of the bleeding.
Bleeding during pregnancy
You who are pregnant or may be pregnant and have had bleeding can read more about it in the text about bleeding during pregnancy.