Intermenstrual Bleeding

Intermenstrual bleeding or spotting is the abnormal vaginal bleeding seen between two menstrual periods. Some of the causes include stress, hormonal imbalance, implantation bleeding, miscarriage, cancer, infection, and vaginal dryness.

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Will taking of Provera for irregular periods cause intermittent bleeding and spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee has a history of irregular periods, and her periods gets delayed every month. Recently, her period got delayed for two weeks, so she took Provera for five days. After the second day of stopping Provera, she got her periods. On the second day of her bleeding, we got sexually ...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is very less chance of conceiving when a female is menstruating. In your case, there was no intercourse, so the chances are very less. But, we need to know the reason for spotting: Some hormonal imbalance. PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). Pregnancy, wh...  Read Full »

I have occasional bleeding in the form of spots. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having occasional bleeding in the form of spotting. I had a three month course of Niftas for UTI. I am still using Amfy V vaginal cream and taking Satrogyl 300. This problem persists more than a year. Please help me out. I am worried. The bleeding drop is coming with water from th...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally. Also, get a pelvic scan and vaginal swab tests done. Avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty of fluids. Wash your private parts with normal tap...  Read Full »

Why do I have yellowish-green vaginal discharge with blood?

Query: Hi doctor,My vagina is producing yellowish green mucus. That sometimes has blood in it. It also smells horrible. It had been going on for about two weeks, but recently started to have blood in it. I am on regular Zoloft and Melatonin.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellowish green discharge may be because of vaginal infection. You said that you have blood in between. If blood comes during menstruation (monthly), then it is normal. And if it is not a menstrual bleeding, then you have to be checked by nearby gynecologist t...  Read Full »

What causes light bleeding during the ovulation period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, and I find that I have light bleeding during ovulation time. Sometimes it goes and comes. I am currently bleeding for a few days now, and the period tracker says that my period is not due until six days. I know this bleeding is not my period being early. I have had a li...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out. It seems like you are having intermenstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods. Nothing to worry about it; I can help you with this. A vast number of factors can cause it: 1. Hormonal imbalance. 2. PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). 3. Pregn...  Read Full »

Why am I getting mid-cycle spotting?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been getting mid menstrual cycle spotting. Is it normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mid-cycle spotting is normal. There is nothing to worry. If it is associated with intermenstrual bleed, then you need to see a gynecologist who can examine you and rule out any infection. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist o...  Read Full »

Why is my period irregular after taking I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, My regular period comes 24th of every month. I had taken I-pill on the 15 of last month and after that my period came on 24th. Again, I took I-pill on 28th and got period on 5th of this month. Now, again, I am bleeding in a gap of 10 days. Please advise whether it is normal or something s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After taking the second I-pill, the withdrawal bleed started on 5th, which again marked the onset of a fresh cycle. So, the next bleeding could have been due to an early ovulation and possibly an ovulation bleed. Also, sometimes intermenstrual bleeding is common to...  Read Full »

Will it be effective if I took placebo a week before the first mini-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I am switching from a combined pill to POPs. I am switching due to a history of chronic migraines and the estrogen in the combined pill was not helping my migraines. I was instructed to take the placebo pill a week before starting the POPs, so I did. But now, after taking the first mini p...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The idea is if you are switching from combined pills then during the placebo week you should be getting a withdrawal bleed. It shall indicate the start of a fresh cycle and then from day 2 of your cycle you can easily start your mini-pill pack (Progesterone pills)....  Read Full »

Do you usually have spotting after taking emergency contraceptive pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sexually active since four months. We initially did not use protection. In order to avoid pregnancy I have used emergency contraceptive pills for a few times now. My periods got delayed by a day or two but with no major changes in the cycle. Last month I found spotting arou...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, this is not acceptable if you take I-pill frequently. As these pills are of high hormonal content, it can mess up your internal hormonal balance. So you may have these type of bleeding disturbances for a few more weeks. Just relax. This bleeding could be d...  Read Full »

Can reproductive cancer cause abnormal vaginal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been bleeding heavily from my vagina for past five days. It only happens when I either open my bowel or while urinating. I put in a tampon to confirm that the bleeding is coming from my vagina and not from rectum. When I am not using the bathroom there is no bleeding and no blood o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I believe this is the first episode of heavy intermenstrual bleeding or polymenorrhagia for you and during the mid cycle. The most likely cause for the same can be irregular shedding which can occur in case of ER estrogen excess or progesterone deficiency where endom...  Read Full »

Is my body pain due to low Hb count?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I checked my Hb count and it is only 11.8. For the past two months, I have been getting blood spots after the 10th day of my periods along with discharge. Is there any problem? I can also feel some body pain. Is it because of the low Hb count? My height is 5'9" and I weigh 76kg...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hemoglobin (Hb) of 11.8 g/dL can be considered as not too low. Just occasional spotting after periods should not reduce your Hb (if it was higher than 12 g/dL previously). Regarding your symptoms of body pain, it depends on what was your Hb level previously. If it has r...  Read Full »

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