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What would cause bright red blood in my vaginal discharge? It’s not constant, but every now and then. Should I be concerned?

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What would cause bright red blood to be in my vaginal discharge on occasion? It’s not constant, but every now and then. Should I be concerned?

Blood in your vaginal discharge could be related to a number of things. Ovulation can cause spotting and this could lead to blood in your vaginal discharge. Or, if you notice blood after sex, it could be a small micro tear that has caused spotting but that heals very quickly. In either case it is not something to typically worry about. I would nonetheless review these symptoms with your primary care physician or gynecologist if they persist.

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