I’ve been bleeding a bit between periods. Why does that happen and what could it mean?

Any vaginal bleeding that happens after your period ends and before your next period begins is spotting. In most cases, spotting before your period is no cause for concern. However, in some situations, particularly when you have continual spotting, it could signal abnormal uterine bleeding, which can happen as a result of a number of health concerns like thyroid disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, diabetes, bladder or vaginal infections, uterine polyp, complications due to certain medications, stress, certain types of contraceptive use, and more.

If you suspect this may be happening to you, set up an appointment with your doctor.