Definition: Intermenstrual bleeding is bleeding from the cervix, vagina, or perineum that is acute and occurs between expected periods.
Source: Nirupama K De Silva, MD, Robert K Zurawin, MD, Definition and evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents, Up To Date (online). Accessed: 10/29/06.
Also Known As: Acute bleeding, bleeding between periods, irregular menstruation, midcycle bleeding, vaginal bleeding between periods
Common Misspellings: intramenstrual bleeding,
Examples:Intermenstrual bleeding is one way that abnormal uterine bleeding or AUB can appear in adolescent girls and women.