bleeding after periodThere are many different causes that can lead to inter-menstrual bleeding. However, it is very frustrating as various things cross a woman’s mind. If vaginal bleeding is accompanied with abdominal pain, fatigue, fiver, dizziness or any other sign and symptom, you should seek immediate medical help.

Here are 6 most common reasons for bleeding after period:

1. Infection
Bacterial infections (Bacterial vaginosis) and yeast infections (Candida albicans) are two of the most common infections that occur in women. These infections often expel colored spotting with foul smell a few days after period. While they are not the main cause, they may have an effect to abnormal bleeding or discharge, which is often mistook as spotting.

2. Old Blood
In many cases during the menstrual periods, all the blood and tissue was not expelled properly from the uterus. So, in this case it is normal to have dark vaginal spotting a week or two after your menstrual periods have ended.

3. Deep Penetration During Intercourse

Deeper penetration during a vigorous or rough sexual contact could lead to very light bleeding and may sometimes create physical injury. It can cause bruises to the cervix which is usually accompanied with pain.

4. Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids usually affect the menstrual cycle leading to inter-menstrual bleeding, heavy bleeding during menstrual cycle and even prolonged menstrual bleeding. When they grow bigger in size they should be surgically removed.

5. Unregulated Menstrual Cycle
Untimely bleeding or bleeding a week after period often happens to teenage girls while their bodies try to get accustomed to their menstruation. It may last for a couple of months or years until they are able to adjust to their menstrual pattern.

6. Oral Contraceptives
Birth control pills that contain hormones can trigger some effects on women’s normal body functioning. Thus, women who have started or just discontinued using oral contraceptives may experience bleeding a week after their menstruation. As their body attempts to get accustomed to the elevated levels of hormones, the pills may delay or quicken menstrual cycles. Thereafter, the spotting or bleeding may cease.