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Why is there bleeding outside the menstrual period?

What is spotting, this bleeding outside the rules? 

Have you ever had more or less intense bleeding outside your menstrual cycle? Don't panic. We'll tell you more about this phenomenon.

You have to admit it, menstruating is far from being a pleasure. 

Between the pain and the strain, menstruating can sometimes be synonymous with worry, especially when bleeding occurs outside your menstrual cycle.


What is spotting?

For most women, the menstrual cycle is set to the minute. Every month, on the same day at the same time, their periods start and stop a few days later. However, it happens that in some women this precision is not so timed. As a result, bleeding may occur outside the cycle.

This phenomenon is called spotting. There are several reasons for this surprising bleeding: 

  • Stopping the contraceptive pill
  • Emotional stress
  • Work-related stress
  • Hot weather
  • Time difference
  • A long journey by plane
  • Intimate cleansing too intense
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • The arrival of the menopause 


How to react to spotting? 

If you notice that you are experiencing some bleeding, don't panic. As some medical website specifies it, if you did not stop your pill and that you did not forget a tablet, "continue your platelet normally". 

This bleeding often indicates that the pill is not sufficiently dosed with estrogen. If this bleeding lasts for more than 3 months, it is essential to consult a doctor to readjust the dosage.

If this bleeding lasts for several days, we advise you to use our menstrual panties which allow you to be comfortable and avoid unexpected leakage.


Are there any risks?

Generally speaking, spotting is not dangerous. However, if the bleeding is regular and prolonged over a period of several months, it is recommended to consult a doctor. 

The reason? In more serious cases, this can be the cause of fibroids on the lining of the uterus and needs to be monitored to avoid any risk of cancer.

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