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Blood coming out from vagina. just got off my period 1.5 weeks before it started. i have had no sexual intercourse. what could this be?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Not all bleeding is your period and if you didn't ovulate a cycle you can have a missed cycle, irregular bleeding between periods and/or prolonged bleeding.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Common: Irregular periods are very common. Other than being annoying for you usually it is not a sign of something serious. Depending on your age and medical problems there are certain blood tests that can be done as well as a sonogram. Birth control pills can often regulate cycles. Woman who are done having children may consider an endometrial ablation.

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Last updated May 31, 2015

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