• Jen Jen
    November 11, 2010
    Vaginal bleeding that is not my period
    Jen Jen
    November 11, 2010

    Hi, I'm Jen and I recently had random vaginal bleeding that's not due to my period. I don't know what it could be. When I did get my period that month, it was much lighter than usual. What could this mean?



  • Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 01, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 01, 2014

    Hi Jen,


    Paul's suggestion of the MerelyMe's articles is a great one, and those should be really helpful. Bleeding between periods can be caused by a number of things, some related to pregnancy and some related to the female reproductive system that are important to be evaluated by a doctor. 


    Here are some links you might find helpful in addition to MerelyMe's pieces:


    Everything You've Always Been Too Afraid to Ask the Gynocologist

    Safe Sex and STDs


    I hope you're feeling much better now!


  • Paul November 12, 2010
    November 12, 2010

    There are a number of reasons for bleeding in between your periods and you can read this article by Merely Me, a writer and  community leader for this site, titled, Bleeding In Between Periods. What Does It Mean?


    One other article, by Merely Me, which might help is called, Am I Pregnant? How to Know? Within that article is a mention and explanation of Implantation Bleeding, which may or may not apply to you.


    If your normal period is more than a week late you can take a home pregnancy test, or be tested by a doctor. Those are the only two reliable ways to know if you are pregnant. Good luck to you.

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