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7 Surprising Reasons You Bleed From Your Vagina, Apart From Periods!

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As women, we are not new to the concept of bleeding down there, a few days each month, because we are very well aware about menstruation. Did you know that there could be other reasons for vaginal bleeding as well?

Yes, there are certain conditions and ailments that women experience, which could cause vaginal bleeding.

As it is, vaginal bleeding for at least 3 days every month can put a woman under a lot of pain and discomfort, so imagine if she is suffering from other conditions that could induce unannounced vaginal bleeding!

Well, it can be quite worrisome, not to mention, how uneasy it can make women feel when they are on the go.

Most women would be expecting their periods during certain days of the month, so they would be prepared.

However, if they experience vaginal bleeding due to other conditions, then they might feel extremely anxious and may not be prepared to deal with it.

So, if you are curious to know what some of the surprising reasons for vaginal bleeding can be, apart from periods, have a look below.


1. Pregnancy

Reasons for vaginal bleeding can be pregnancy, as many women experience light bleeding or spotting during the initial weeks of conception.


2. Medications

Certain strong medications like birth-control pills and blood thinners can also cause vaginal bleeding due to hormonal imbalances.


3. STDs

If you are suffering from sexually transmitted diseases or STDs like gonorrhoea, chlamydia, HPV, etc., you could be prone to vaginal bleeding.


4. Intrauterine Devices

If you have IUDs inserted inside your vagina, as a form of non-hormonal birth-control method, you can experience bleeding at times and medical intervention is required in this case.


5. Thyroid

Reasons for vaginal bleeding can also be an underactive thyroid gland, which can cause hormonal imbalances, leading to vaginal bleeding.


6. UTI

Causes of vaginal bleeding can also be urinary tract infection. If your bladder is extremely infected, you will notice blood in your urine at times.



Many a times, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome can experience light to moderate bleeding in their vagina even when they are not having their periods due to hormonal fluctuations.

Read more about: vagina, bleeding, thyroid
Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 19:30 [IST]
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