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Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal bleeding refers to unexpected or unscheduled bleeding, i.e. bleeding that occurs in-between your periods, or at an unexpected time in your cycle.

A regular period usually lasts 5-7 days and occur every 26-35 days. There can be many causes for irregular bleeding including hormonal changes (including those related to contraception), infection, cervical changes, growths (such as polyps) and rarely some cancers.

A thorough history and physical examination is required to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. In some cases further tests to rule out infection, cervical changes (smear test) or an ultrasound scan may be recommended.

What to expect from your appointment:

  • Consultation with one of our female consultant gynaecologists

  • Thorough history and pelvic examination

  • Transvaginal ultrasound scan if appropriate

  • Smear test and infection screen if appropriate

  • Management advice e.g. change in contraception

  • Prescription arrangement

  • Written medical report which can be posted or emailed to yourself and health professional(s) of your choice

  • Notification of results of any test

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