Irregular Bleeding

Any unusual or heavy bleeding through the vagina during or between your periods is called irregular or abnormal bleeding. Bleeding that lasts for more than seven days or spotting can be considered irregular bleeding. The common causes include uterine polyp, fibroids, pregnancy, thyroid dysfunction, cervical infection, and cancer.

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I get irregular bleeding and abdominal cramps after taking two I-pill. Is this side effect of I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex two days after menstruation (probably on 9th day of my cycle). Penetration was painful on that day and I had a lot of white discharge. I took an i-pill within a few hours and had another i-pill the next day. Since then I have been having abdomianl pain (dull pain) ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern, and have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and will surely help you. See PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), as you are already aware, leads to irregular periods. Now you have taken two emer...  Read Full »

Will IUD placement cause heavy irregular bleeding between periods?

Query: Hello doctor,When is the best time to take a pregnancy test? I took a pregnancy test on the 24th day after sex. I had a heavy period before 10 days but was not sure if the heavy blood with clots was just from the IUD placement.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you want to know the best time to take a pregnancy test. You should wait until the week after your missed period to take a pregnancy test for the perfect result. A good time to do the test is in the morning wh...  Read Full »

Why did I get negative results in my home pregnancy test?

Query: Hi, i am a 28 year old female, i have been off the pill for around 6 months now, with regular periods since. This month i have started bleeding 6 days before i expected to, and today is day three of that and bleeding is minimal. I have taken a hpt with a negative result. Would there be a reason for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello . Welcome to icliniq. Firstly, I have to assure you that you do not have to worry. As you have mentioned in your history you have taken a home pregnancy test which showed a negative result. Home pregnancy tests are not completely reliable. Therefore, I would advice you to get a Urine pregnanc...  Read Full »

Will repeated i-pill intake cause delay in menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my partner who missed her period. We recently had unprotected sex, and she consumed a contraceptive pill even though I did not ejaculate. But for precaution she took the pill. She had her periods shortly after that and it lasted for five days. Again, after thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I-pill often causes irregular bleeding. This is due to high doses of progesterone. The fact that she has taken two tablets in one month has caused hormonal changes. So based on the fact that she took the second pill and had bleeding seven days after that, she might...  Read Full »

I want to urinate every five minutes. Why is this happening?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old female. My height is 1.65 m. I want to pee like every five minutes and when I do wipe it is light red, sometimes red grey but not a lot and my last period was almost one and half months back. Why is this happening?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be urine infection, irregular unscheduled bleeding or some local pathology. All need to investigate. Have investigations, precautions then treated accordingly. Have proper hygiene. Wear soft comfortable undergarments. Use condoms for sex to prevent sexually tr...  Read Full »

Why are my periods heavy and painful after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having an issue. Now I had an abortion two months back when I was just a couple days past two months. Now since I did that, my periods have been heavy and very painful. Also, I keep having pelvic pain and sometimes stomach pain. Could I please get some advice on what might be the issu...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be better if you could send me your detailed gynecology, obstetrics, medical, and drug history. Have healthy habits like daily exercise, walk, yoga and a healthy nutritious diet with less salt, sugar, oil and spice. Have a soft diet and complete check-up and ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy if we had sex on third day of period?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had sex on the third day of her periods and she had an I-pill immediately. She took the pill six hours after we had sex. She noticed some bleeding after three days which was not like normal periods. She is not having her periods and it is one month now. Is she pregnant? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The emergency pill, I-pill can be used only once in a cycle. If the I-pill is used more than once in a cycle, it not only does not work, it also upsets the body hormones and can cause irregular bleeding. It is best to consult a doctor and check for pregnancy first. At ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant two days before my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, and two days later, I got my periods on my regular period cycle. Usually, I have five days of blood flow, but the flow is stopped or has occurred once on the third day. What should I do? Am I pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See for getting pregnant; the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female; these sperms have to fertilize the egg, which then gets implanted in the uterus forr a women to conceive. In your case,...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have irregular bleeding pattern with cramps and nausea post delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently 11 weeks postpartum and I am still bleeding. The bleeding will completely stop for a few days and then all of a sudden be very heavy. It will come with cramping and nausea. This is my first kid and I am currently exclusively breastfeeding. I would like to know if this is...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Irregular bleeding post delivery can have various reasons. One of the most common ones is retained products of conception. This can also be a focus for infections. The other reasons can be any vascular abnormalities in the uterus or a pregnancy-related cancer problem...  Read Full »

What can cause spotting and painful bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I had bleeding and pain because of the cyst on my ovary. Now, the pain started to ease and I have been spotting and bleeding for one week. I just want to know if this is normal. If so, then how long will it bleed?  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are feeling better now with regard to the pain. The cyst needs to be monitored by ultrasound. We will have to see whether the size is now less or not. Also, at the same time the lining of your uterus can be seen and judged. If these reports are normal, then no ...  Read Full »

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