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What is Intermenstrual Bleeding?

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Updated July 19, 2009

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,
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Intermenstrual bleeding is one way that abnormal uterine bleeding or AUB can appear in adolescent girls and women.
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Tracee Cornforth
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