Abnormal uterine bleeding is an increased or decreased vaginal bleeding compared to your regular periods, after menopause, or during pregnancy. Specifically, you shouldn’t be bleeding after period ends or spotting between periods, after sex, or after your cycles have ceased due to menopause.
It’s also abnormal to experience prolonged menstrual bleeding or bleeding more heavily than usual during your regular menstrual cycle. Heavy uterine bleeding (HUB) can often lead to low blood counts requiring blood transfusions or iron infusions. You should contact your gynecologist for an appointment in any of these cases.