Women may think it a very serious condition if they experience some spotting or bleeding in between their menstrual periods. One can never predict when circumstances like these could happen. A woman's period could have ended about a week before and then experience some spots again. It might be the second time around that you have experienced such an occurrence or it could be the first time that you may have experienced it. But, either way, bleeding and spotting in between periods can be a frightening experience if you do not understand the reasons and causes for this event.
You would first have to understand what a normal menstrual cycle is before you understand the opposite. A normal period would last for about four or five days. You may be a bit worried about the amount of blood that you are losing during such time, but the truth is, you only lose about 8 tablespoons of blood during your monthly period. It occurs at regular intervals every 28 days, but it could also occur at either 21 or 35 days apart.
If a woman is younger than the average age for ovulation or is in her menopausal stage, bleeding should be a major cause of concern. A visit to a physician would be necessary for such cases. Aside from this, those who experience bleeding in between their regular periods should also check with their physician. It would be very important to know where the bleeding is coming from. Is it from the urine, at the rectal area or from the sex organs?
There are a lot of causes for irregular bleeding depending on a woman's health condition. The usual causes are the following: drugs or medications, malignant cancer, IUDs, stress, fluctuations in the level of hormones, contraceptives, low thyroid hormones, bleedings during pregnancy and miscarriage. The most common remedies for these are bed rests especially if one is bleeding heavily. It is also recommended that women should not take aspirins when they are having their period since it increase the amount of bleeding and could make it take longer.
One should always inform her physician whenever they experience some bleeding or spotting in between their periods. It would be necessary to give your doctor full information regarding your medical history in order for him to assess your condition accurately. It would be important to tell him if you have recently had a miscarriage or an abortion. You should also inform your doctor if you are taking any medication even herbal supplements that you may be taking.