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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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 »

I am bleeding after drinking lemonade. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been bleeding for a while now. At first, I thought it was my period, but not very sure. It all started when I drank lemonade. I mixed the 100 % lemon juice with water, sugar, and ice, drank two to three cups of it, and started to bleed. I also have a painful bump on the left side o...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Please do understand that you should always not feel embarrassed when it comes to health. Always remember, never squeeze the bumps as they may become more painful and infectious. It would be better if you could send cl...  Read Full »

I am having intermenstrual bleeding on day seventeen of my cycle. Should I start oral contraceptive pills from day two?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an intermenstrual bleeding problem that started on day seventeen of my cycle. I have not gotten my period yet and still have brown and black discharge. My local gynecologist suggested I begin with oral contraceptive pills from day two of my cycle, but I am yet to get my periods....  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance. But as you missed your period, it could be an anovulatory cycle. Get your pelvic ultrasound to see if the endometrial thickness ...  Read Full »

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 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 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 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 »

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