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 stopped breastfeeding my 11-month-old son six months ago and now have bleeding issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I gave birth to a boy 11 months ago. I stopped breastfeeding him six months ago. Then I started menstruating and it was regular. But since last month, I am bleeding weirdly.   Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After delivery, menstruation could be irregular and unscheduled. Pregnancy then breastfeeding affects menstrual regulation and the body takes time to be normal and get back to the previous menstruation schedule. In this period, you can get pr...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing abnormal menstruation, where I get my periods twice a year, and I am planning to conceive. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a problem of abnormal menstruation. The period happens twice a year. I did not experience any symptoms in my stomach or vagina. I tried to meet the doctor before, but the doctor asked me to take a birth control pill. But I am trying to get a baby. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you are experiencing irregular periods, consult your gynecologist specializing in reproductive health or fertility. They can help evaluate your menstrual cycle and identify any underlying conditions causing the irregularity. In terms of ge...  Read Full »

My cycles have been quite erratic with bleeding, cramps, and fibroids since last year. Is surgery the only choice for treatment? Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 52 years old and in the menopause stage. I have suffered from moderate to severe bleeding for three days, along with cramps. Unbearable pain is present. I also have fibroids. Since last year, my periods have been very irregular. Is surgery the sole treatment option or is there medi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and can understand your concern.Surgery is always the best option if you have uterine fibroids and painful, heavy menstrual bleeding. Still, if you would prefer to try a medication first, I suggest a selective progesterone receptor modulator like Ulipri...  Read Full »

I had periods 16 days ago and took a contraceptive pill after sex, but now I experience bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex a few days back. I took a contraceptive pill within a few hours. I am bleeding a little. Is this normal, or am I getting my periods early?I am bleeding a little. Is this normal, or am I getting my periods early? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Usha Sadanand Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The pill has very high levels of hormones which can play a role in your periods. We suggest the pills only if there is an emergency and not routinely. If you are going to be having sex on a regular basis, it is ...  Read Full »

I am a 37-year-old female, who had a miscarriage recently and underwent dilatation and curettage. I have irregular periods now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female, and I recently suffered from a miscarriage with dilation and curettage. At that time, the bleeding was less. But when I had my first period after that, the bleeding was heavy and lasted for one week, and then light bleeding was there. What could be the proble...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It would be better if you send me your detailed gynecological, obstetric, medical, and drug history when you had a miscarriage. It is important to note when the bleeding stopped. If it is more than 21 days after...  Read Full »

I am an unmarried 27-year-old female, suffering from irregular bleeding between periods. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female, and I am unmarried. I have had irregular bleeding without periods for many months. My periods last for five to six days but now occur every month. I am worried about irregular bleeding. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and can understand your concern.The cause of irregular bleeding may be due to a polyp over the mouth of the uterus or cervical inflammation that is cervicitis, or it may also occur due to endometriosis. Please get an ultrasound of your abdomen done to r...  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

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 t...  Read Full »

I have abnormal vaginal bleeding five days after the last period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have abnormal vaginal bleeding five days after the last period. It is definitely not period blood. Before that, on and off, I had a weird discharge, pink almost but not bloody. No pain symptoms other than a slight sharp pinch in my cervical area. I am taking the tablets Lamictin, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your issue, but it is better to have complete investigations regarding symptoms so you can have a cause to cure. There could be many reasons, but we must sort them out and take precautions and treatment accordingly. It could be an infection that causes ...  Read Full »

Can hypothyroidism cause a decrease in platelet counts?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my TSH 7.59 mIU/L before one month. Now my TSH is 5.9 mIU/L. But my platelet count was reduced to 127,000 per microliter of blood. About two weeks ago, I got RPOC after abortion. Now again I have done a CBC. This time also, I had my platelet count 127,000 per microliter of blood and...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and hypothyroidism is not related to low platelet count. Giant platelets are present when there is destruction in platelets. Temporary viral infection, dengue, malaria, uremia, splenomegaly, bacterial infection are some of the causes...  Read Full »

I have missed my periods for two months. What treatment can be had?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been missing my periods for two months now. I am unable to understand the reason. I felt the pain on the expected date, but there was no period. I am sure there is no chance of pregnancy. Although I did not do anything unusual, I started to exercise for almost an hour on a daily ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get on serum beta hCG done to rule out pregnancy and get a gynecological ultrasound to look for endometrial thickness. Check your thyroid profile, fasting blood sugar, fasting insulin, prolactin, complete hemogram, LFTs (liver function tests), FSH (fol...  Read Full »

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