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What Causes Bleeding Between Periods?


Updated May 16, 2014

Question: What Causes Bleeding Between Periods?
Answer: Although the cause of irregular bleeding can vary according to individual health situations, some of the more common causes include:

  • Abortion
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Beginning or stopping oral contraceptives or estrogens
  • Low thyroid levels
  • Stress
  • IUDs occasionally cause slight spotting
  • Injury to the vagina from insertion of objects, from malignant cancers, or from vaginal infections
  • Certain drugs such as anticoagulants Vaginal dryness
  • GYN procedures such as CONE biopsy or cervical cauterization
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