Back to Health A to Z. Menopause is usually diagnosed in women over 45 who haven't had a period for more than a year. Any bleeding from the vagina after this needs to be checked by a GP. Postmenopausal bleeding isn't usually serious, but can be a sign of cancer.
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. In Clue, spotting is any bleeding outside your menstrual period. Light bleeding at the beginning or end of your period is not spotting. Any unexplained spotting should be addressed with your healthcare provider. Spotting can be a side effect of your hormonal contraceptive.
During the childbearing years, vaginal bleeding occurs normally as menstrual periods. However, menstrual periods are considered abnormal if they. Typically, menstrual periods last from 3 to 7 days and occur every 21 to 35 days. In adolescents, the interval between periods varies more and may be as long as 45 days.
Vaginal bleeding is the presence of bright red blood from the vagina. This is normal in women of childbearing age who haven't experienced menopause. Menopause is the stoppage of the monthly "period" cycle. It is common for women taking chemotherapy to experience irregular menstrual periods. However, abnormal bleeding should be reported to your health care provider.