What is bleeding?

Bleeding is the escape of blood.
contact b. Bleeding occurring after sexual intercourse; may be caused by cervical
cancer, eversion, polyps, or infection.
dysfunctional uterine b. Bleeding from the uterus due to endocrine imbalance rather than a localized disorder.
implantation b. Slight uterine bleeding frequently occurring at the time of implantation of the fertilized ovum onto the uterine wall; caused by disruption of blood vessels at the implantation site.
intermenstrual b. See metrorrhagia.
postcoital b. See contact bleeding.
postmenopausal b. Uterine bleeding occurring after 12 months of absent menses; may be caused by disease.

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