Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a key symptom of three of the five gynaecological cancers: womb, cervical and vaginal, and a less common symptom of ovarian cancer.

Together, Always, Always Discreet, Tesco and The Eve Appeal are calling on women to Know Your Normal and get abnormal bleeding checked.

First things first, what do we actually mean by abnormal vaginal bleeding?

There are four main types of abnormal bleeding:

  • Bleeding in between periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding after the menopause
  • Bleeding that is much heavier or more painful than what is normal for you

How to get to Know Your Normal:

  • If you have periods, keep a note of them so you can see what your regular/normal period patterns look like.
  • If you don’t have periods, but any other vaginal bleeding, do track that too
  • Regularly check back over your last few entries so that you can spot and report any changes.

Click here to read our tips on tracking your periods and vaginal bleeding in a way where you can Know Your Normal, spot when something changes, and go to the GP armed with all of the information you need to help them help you.