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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be a sign of 4 of the 5 Gynaecological cancers:


Abnormal vaginal bleeding is;

  • Bleeding after the menopause

  • Bleeding during or after sex

  • Bleeding that is much heavier or more painful than your normal

  • Bleeding between your periods

  • More or larger clots in your period than is normal for you

And remember your abnormal bleeding can be anything from a bit of blood in your discharge (brown/pink/red discharge) to a full-blown heavy bleed.

If you have any of these symptoms, go and visit your doctor immediately, it is probably caused by something less serious than cancer, but always worth getting checked.

To help you spot abnormal bleeding, you first need to understand what is normal for you.

You can contact CancerAware's Ask The Specialist information service if you would like any advice, on 0809 4444 039 or send us a direct message.

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