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What are the differences between irregular bleeding and menstrual bleeding?

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Menses

Menstruation occurs about two weeks after ovulation, meaning to be classified menstruation you ovulated.
Vaginal bleeding, regular or irregular, occurs without ovulation.

In brief: Menses

Menstruation occurs about two weeks after ovulation, meaning to be classified menstruation you ovulated.
Vaginal bleeding, regular or irregular, occurs without ovulation.
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
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In brief: Normal vs abnormal

Menstrual bleeding is the blood flow experienced during normal, regualr menstrual cycles.
Irregular bleeding most typically refers to bleeding that occurs between cycles. Abnormal uterine bleeding (menorrhagia) refers to bleeding that is excessively heavy or lasts longer than average.

In brief: Normal vs abnormal

Menstrual bleeding is the blood flow experienced during normal, regualr menstrual cycles.
Irregular bleeding most typically refers to bleeding that occurs between cycles. Abnormal uterine bleeding (menorrhagia) refers to bleeding that is excessively heavy or lasts longer than average.
Dr. Denise Elser
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