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 started to bleed a week after taking an emergency contraceptive pill. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently took an emergency contraceptive pill. This was just one day after my periods ended. After a week, I am experiencing light bleeding. This has never occurred to me before. I have taken four to five pills before, but this is the first time I am experiencing bleeding. My menstrual ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Emergency contraceptive pills are for emergency use only. They are not for routine use. If you are sexually active, I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take the medici...  Read Full »

I got vaginal bleeding with abdominal pain and bloating few days after completing my periods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I got vaginal bleeding four days after my periods (I usually have periods for seven days). I also experience abdominal pain, bloating, and fever. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will need a few answers to the following questions. 1) Is it frank bleeding or just spotting? 2) Was this period a regular one or delayed? 3) Have you had any sexually transmitted infections (STI) previously? 4) Is the abdominal pain localized to any side? If the...  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

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 spotting for five without periods normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female, and I suffer from irregular periods. I have been spotting daily for the past five months without proper periods. I lost some weight because of this. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears like a hormonal imbalance which is common in young girls. But before I prescribe the required medication, it is important to know a few more things. So, kindly answer me the following; 1) Are there any chances of pregnancy? If ye...  Read Full »

Can IUD cause pain in the abdomen and lower back with abnormal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having moderate pain in my lower back and abdomen with fatigue. I have had on and off vaginal bleeding since last week. I had Kyleena IUD for two years, but I did not have any discomfort till now. My urine test was completely normal, but the urine culture report showed multiple...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and it is perfect. I could not find the urine report attached. I request you to share that. I would request you to try and reduce your weight as it can cause multipl...  Read Full »

How to know whether I have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female, and I was diagnosed with a pelvic inflammatory disease, five days back. Today my primary doctor called and said my test results were all negative. Does that mean the PID was false? Have I been cleared from STD or STI? I was prescribed Doxycycline and Metronidazo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) diagnosis is typically based on presenting signs and symptoms of the patient. There may be fever, lower abdominal pain, new or different discharge, pain during intercourse, irregular bleeding, cervical motion tenderness, or uterine tender...  Read Full »

Why is my period irregular all of a sudden?

Query: Hi doctor, I have irregular periods suddenly. My periods will always be regular. The bleeding happened only for two days, the first and last day of the previous month's periods. I had only spotting in the in-between days. And I did not get my periods for this month. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Since you are in childbearing age with history of missed menstrual period, the most common causes could be pregnancy if you were sexually active and had unprotected intercourse, secondly hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian dysfunction (hormo...  Read Full »

What happens in the perimenopausal stage?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is a 49-year-old female. She feels tired and weary of getting more blood loss during periods, and there has been more pain in the last two days. This year, it is the third time of getting more frequent blood during the periods. Please help.  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, as your mother is in the perimenopausal stage. Get your pelvic ultrasound to see the endometrial thickness and get D and C (Dil...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have been off the pill for around six months now, with regular periods since. This month, I started bleeding six days before I expected to, and today is day three, and bleeding is minimal. I have taken a home pregnancy test with a negative result. Would there...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayankutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 entirely reliable. Therefore, I would advise you to get a urine pregnanc...  Read Full »

Are home pregnancy test kit results conclusive?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a pregnancy test yesterday, and it was positive. Today, however, I got very light bleeding, and it was pale in color, unusual to my standard period, and hence I did another pregnancy test which came out to be negative. Please explain why this has happened.  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pregnancy test which you did was at home. Time duration has got importance in the interpretation of the readings. I would suggest you get a sonography of your lower abdomen to rule out whether you are not. And if not, the positive result which you got in your home t...  Read Full »

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