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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I have been experiencing vaginal bleeding after taking a Vancomycin injection and Tranexamic Acid. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a Staphylococcus aureus infection and a doctor treated me using Vancomycin injection and Co-Amoxicillin. A week after my period, I had bleeding from my vagina. I took Tranexamic acid, and the same thing happened the second month, now this is the third month and the same thing is hap...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In some females, during the ovulation period, slight bleeding or spotting occurs, lasting for one to four days which is normal. In such a case, you do not need to take Tranexamic acid. Are you getting this bleeding around the 12 to 14th day of the cycle? Medicines ...  Read Full »

I am worried about bleeding between my menstrual cycles and would like to know the reason behind it. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried as I am bleeding between my menstrual cycles which is unusual. I would like to inform you that I had spotting for two to three months after I received my second shot for COVID-19 last year but after that, my periods have been regular. This month, strangely, I am bleeding p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Sometimes spotting or slight bleeding may occur during ovulation and it is considered completely normal. I wish to inform you if the spotting is happening on the 15th day of your menstrual cycle then it could be because of ovulation bleedi...  Read Full »

I have been having intermenstrual spotting for the past three to four months. Could it be due to vigorous exercise or stress?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old, unmarried and weigh 123 pounds and my height is 5"1 feet. I have been having intermenstrual spotting for the past three to four months, apart from which my cycles are regular. USG taken one month ago revealed an ET of 13mm. Currently, I am on Minesse, since day five...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Spotting could be due to hormonal induction as you are taking or hormonal imbalance inside the body. It would be better if you avoid similar contraceptive pills for a long time as this cause short and long-term effects on the body. So better try to have other contrac...  Read Full »

I have been on birth control pills for over two years and bleeding for the past 12 days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been bleeding for 12 days. I have pcos and taking birth control pills for almost two years and It started with brownish bleeding on day 13 of my active pill. Why is this happening? I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by pills. Once you stop the medication, usually the period resumes within ...  Read Full »

Why am I having intermittent bleeding between periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had intermittent bleeding for the past few months. The bleeding is light with red-pinkish color. What could it be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions. 1. Have you recently taken any contraceptives? 2. Did you observe any thyroid irregularities? I suggest you do a thyroid function test, complete blood cell count, high vaginal swab, an...  Read Full »

Could vaginal brown discharge be a sign of cervical cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old and I am sexually active for about four years now. For some 2 to 2.5 years, I am getting an occasional brown vaginal discharge, when I masturbate. Not a lot, just enough to cover my fingers. It does not happen all the time. There is no other pain or symptom associated wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The dark brown vaginal discharge that you are experiencing, especially after masturbation and usually in the second half of the cycle is often due to luteal phase defect which indicates progesterone deficiency. So, it is suggested that you should get your serum prog...  Read Full »

Do I have body pain due to a low hemoglobin 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 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 »

I had bleeding in between my menstrual cycle. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had bleeding in between my menstruation cycle. I also had bleeding one week after the intercourse last month and this month. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Could you please tell me when exactly after starting your periods you had bleeding? And how much is the amount of bleeding that you have between periods? Changes in sleep schedule and stress can have an adverse effect on the regularity of ...  Read Full »

When should I start taking the oral contraceptive pills as I am having intermenstrual bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor,I had to take the oral contraceptive pills from the second day of my cycle. Due to some issues, I could not start my medicine. My last period was on the fifth day of the last month. I have been having light bleeding and brown/black discharge since the twenty-first day of the last month. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to intermenstrual bleeding being experienced is due to anovulatory cycle in the last month. As long as the bleeding would continue, fresh menstruation would not start as you are experiencing shedding of endometrium already. You can start taking the pills from today or tom...  Read Full »

I took tablet Femilon for a month and had heavy bleeding with stomach cramps for ten days. Are they related?

Query: Hi doctor,I took tablet Femilon for a month and had heavy bleeding with stomach cramps for ten days. I usually get only spots during my periods. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi,Welcome to 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 daily for five days.2. I suggest tablet Revital Woman once daily for three weeks.Follow up after three days. I will su...  Read Full »

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