When reviewing the following guidelines, take into account how heavy your normal menstrual flow is. Abnormal vaginal bleeding varies depending on what is normal for a particular woman.
Vaginal bleeding refers to bleeding from inside the vagina, not from a cut or scrape near the vagina.
For most women, soaking more than 2 maxi pads, super pads, or super tampons in 2 hours is not normal and is severe bleeding. This is more serious if you have the following symptoms:
Last Revised: June 20, 2011
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