Bleeding between periods

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Carcinoma of cervix

Cervical cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Vaginal bleeding after sex
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pain during sex

More information on Carcinoma of cervix is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Vaginal bleeding after sex

More information on Chlamydia is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Missing periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Pain in the pelvic region

More information on Ectopic pregnancy is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Endometrial Cancer

Cancer of the womb (uterus) is a common cancer that affects the female reproductive system.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Heavy periods
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lower back pain

More information on Endometrial Cancer is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common condition in which small pieces of the womb lining (the endometrium) are found outside the womb.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painful periods or menstruation
  • Heavy periods
  • Pain in the pelvic region
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Lower back pain

More information on Endometriosis is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female upper genital tract, including the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vaginal bleeding after sex
  • Painful periods or menstruation
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Difficulty passing urine

More information on Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Vaginal bleeding after sex
  • Irregular or infrequent periods
  • Pain in the pelvic region
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause

More information on Vaginal Cancer is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.