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The sudden, painful, and involuntary contractions of various muscles in the body are called cramps. The commonly affected muscles are lower leg, thigh, abdominal wall, and feet. Muscle injuries, dehydration, low levels of minerals, menstruation, poor blood supply, etc., are some of the common causes of cramps.

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I have had a reddish-brown spotting with stomach cramps. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female with a height of 162 cm and weight of 53 kg. I have reddish-brown spotting on my underwear but my periods were completed before a week. I took pain killers to reduce the unbearable pain. What is the reason for my pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi,Welcome to occurs due to hormonal disturbance or infection. Do you have a fowl smell during discharge? Follow the below steps;1. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) one tablet Pause (Tranexamic Acid 500 mg) twice ...  Read Full »

I am on birth control, why do I have cramps and brown discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently started taking the combination pill. I started the pill about a week before I was due to have my regular period. I had the pills regularly for eight days before I had unprotected sex. I took the pills at the same time every day with no issues and I am now two pills away from...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I see that you have not been properly advised about taking the pill. Let me try to explain. Your body produces hormones cyclically with lots of ups and downs, and only then will you ovulate. These combined pills are the same hormones as what the body produces, but ...  Read Full »

After an abortion last year, I experience abnormal discharge and pain during intercourse. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an abortion last year. Ever since then, my discharge has been abnormal. My vagina tends to be painful during intercourse, and I experience abdominal cramps whenever I have sex. Additionally, I sometimes have episodes of bleeding. In the second month of this year, I started using f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your case, and I understand your concern. Based on your description, it appears to be an infection, which is common after an abortion. To determine the exact cause and provide appropriate treatment, I recommend undergoing a pap smear and vaginal swab...  Read Full »

I am three weeks pregnant and have abdominal pain and cramps. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I found out that I am about three weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy, so I have no idea what is normal? I have lower abdominal pain, sort of like period cramps, but they more localized to the right side. Is this normal? ER stated they could not see anything on an ultrasound bec...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are right to be concerned. It can either be a normal pregnancy, or the pregnancy can be ectopic (in fallopian tubes) and thus should be further evaluated. Get a serum beta hCG levels done. It is a blood test that has to be done twice 48 hours apart. If the value ...  Read Full »

I had random abdominal pains, and cramps for two years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a girl in her early teens who has been experiencing abdominal pain and cramps for around two years now. The pain does not occur every day but it occurs very often. The pain occurs randomly and is very sharp and irritating. I have really bad periods accompanied by vomiting, so mayb...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Do you have alterations in bowel habits too? Does passing stools relieve pain? Is there any weight loss since you experienced pain? If there is no weight loss, loose motions, or constipation and pain relieves with defecation, most probably you...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take so many tablets during early stages of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant and having mild bleeding from the last seven days. Seven days before I went to a PV scan which showed 5 weeks 5 day fetus with good cardiac activity. I was put on Duphaston BD and Susten OD. After seven to eight days my bleeding is little more and red. I am advised ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is safe to take these medications in pregnancy. Do not worry about the number of medications as these have been put for you by your gynecologist to support the pregnancy as you had threatened abortion. Based on the scans the baby is totally fine (attachment remove...  Read Full »

Why is my period delayed despite a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hello doctor,I had regular periods but last month I got my periods twice. But this month I did not get it. All my pregnancy tests are negative but I have cramps often. Kindly suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Irregular periods can be due to the following reasons: Infection – If any white discharge is present. You can use tablet Doxy (Doxycycline) 100mg twice daily for five days. Hormonal issues – Check TFT (thyroid function test). PC...  Read Full »

My wife had spotting and cramps after periods. Are these symptoms of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had a cervical tumor or some kind of growth when she was a teenager. Whatever it was, medication took care of it for her. Now she is 31, has three kids, and in the last few months, she experiences spotting and cramps one day after her period ends. She has a Pap smear appointmen...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for sharing this information here. First of all, I would like to see her reports from the previous diagnosis and treatment and only then I would be convinced that it was a tumor. Secondly, from your point, it sounds like it seems to be only a cervical polyp w...  Read Full »

My husband gets leg muscle cramps. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has an advanced stage liver cirrhosis and gets muscle cramps in legs from time to time, at night time or when he wakes up in the morning. Other patients with similar issues recommend drinking tonic water that contains Quinine or taking Calcium Magnesium supplements. He has v...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cramps happen in cirrhotics due to nutritional insufficiency, mineral deficiency, mainly calcium and magnesium. My suggestions would be: Calcerol sachet (Vitamin D3 60000) once weekly for six weeks. Tablet Magnical (Magnesium with Calcium) twice daily for a month to ...  Read Full »

Why am I seeing spottings in my underwear with delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I am concerned about my menstrual cycle. About two weeks ago, I noticed spotting in my underwear. It went on for two and a half days. On the first day it was reddish, and on the second day, it seemed a bit brownish. I was supposed to get my periods four days ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? That was an excellent and elaborate history. You will do well in medicine. And, I am happy that I can use medical terms. Let me tell you though that the only significant part of this history was the high-stress levels which you laughed away. 1. Abo...  Read Full »

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