Admittedly this annoying condition occurs quite often, mainly either in the form of brown drops or in the form of a small vaginal red (red discharge) for a few days. Other women experience more bleeding outside of the expected period.

I have menstrual bleeding, why?

1. Ovulation

Sometimes on the days of ovulation which are, in a cycle of 28/30 days, from 13n until 17n small red bloody discharge occurs. This phenomenon is normal and does not need further investigation.


The existence polyps , mainly endometrial but also cervical can cause bleeding outside the period mainly in the form of a small red secretion. Other times the blood appears brown a few days before the expected period. more blood and duration is more rare but not unlikely. Gynecological examination and ultrasound are considered necessary.

3. Pregnancy

A large percentage of pregnant women experience a small amount of brown vaginal bleeding, usually near the expected day of menstruation or later in the onset of pregnancy. This phenomenon is not always pathological but gynecological examination and measurement of chorionic gonadotropin are necessary.

4. Ovarian cyst

Many types of ovarian cysts can cause menstrual bleeding. Usually the clinical picture presents with normal bleeding outside the expected date of menstruation. but it is not uncommon for an image to have small vaginal bleeding, usually red. Vaginal ultrasound is sufficient to diagnose ovarian cysts.

5. Sexually transmitted diseases

Mostly serious sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause menstrual bleeding. this picture is usually presented in case of complicated endometritis.

6. Birth control pills

Women who take hormonal contraceptives sometimes have menstrual bleeding. This phenomenon is due to the low amount of estrogen contained in the contraceptive pill taken by the woman. In this case it is good to change the contraceptive to meet the hormonal needs of the woman.

7. perimenopause - Menstruation

During this period, because it is accompanied by many hormonal changes, out-of-period blood can occur in any form.

8. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding

It is a condition that occurs in young women mainly of hormonal etiology, as it is characterized by loss of ovulation. The treatment is specific.

"I have blood out of period, what should I do?

It is advisable to consult a gynecologist for a proper gynecological examination and vaginal ultrasound, these data are enough to diagnose and treat the presence of out-of-period blood.