Menstrual Bleeding

Changes in hormone levels during the menstrual cycle results in shedding of the uterine lining and bleeding, which is called menstrual bleeding. Generally, for all women in their reproductive age, menstrual bleeding lasts for 5 to 7 days in every 4 to 5 weeks.

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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 »

Can I drink water while fasting for a thyroid profile test?

Query: Hello doctor, Since the last 10 months, my periods are very irregular. I get periods only once every three to four months. I am on treatment for abdominal TB since the last one and a half years. I take Sompraz D20 on an empty stomach in the morning. I take Duonase nasal spray (two puffs in each nos...  Read Full »

Dr. Keerti Patel

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your irregular periods can be due to your obesity. You need to lose some weight. You have a history of TB (tuberculosis). So, there may be chances that your uterus might have got affected due to that. I suggest the following tests: USG (ultrasonography) of th...  Read Full »

What do the changes like dark bleeding, tiredness, and breast pain during period indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner is suspecting that she might be pregnant. We did get intimate but did not do sexual intercourse. We doubt if any sperm had gone in her vagina accidentally because I had touched her vagina with my hand, and there was no direct contact. Also, it was her ovulation time. Two ...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not see any reason for your worry. I want to get to your notice that progesterone hormone is common for pregnancy and period. All the symptoms you mentioned, like breast discomfort, lower abdominal pain, nausea, etc., are due to progesterone hormone. Ladies physica...  Read Full »

Do fibroids continue to shrink after six months of UFE?

Query: Hi there, Presently, I am a very anxious lady, who has just turned 50 years in perimenopause. I have a severe phobia of menstrual blood loss and dread having heavy loss, in fact most things about periods upset me, where I just wish to avoid them. Last year, I had UFE for one intramural fibroid, and...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, How are you doing? You have having the right treatment for fibroid but I don't think you have been fully explained about the procedure and what to expect. Let me give you few facts. First of all, you are absolutely healthy and will lead a normal life. You are 49 yrs old & will be entering ...  Read Full »

I took Primolut-N after my periods started. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I took one Primolut N 5 mg this morning to delay my periods and then immediately realized that my periods have already started. What should I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can stop Primolut N (Norethisterone) and nothing else is needed. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

What is the actual definition of heavy menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed to have iron deficiency anemia. My primary doctor thinks this is due to heavy menstrual bleeding. Therefore, he advised me to see the gynecologist. I never thought I had heavy periods. What is the actual definition of heavy menstrual bleeding? My period alway...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, your menstruation will be considered as heavy. More than 80 mL of blood loss, bleeding for more than six days and passage of clots indicates heavy flow. Do not be scared about visiting a gynecologist. Since you are a virgin, you will not undergo internal or per sp...  Read Full »

My periods stop suddenly after having sex on the third day of my periods. Why?

Query: I had sex during my periods on 3 day without any Birth control techniques and my periods stopped instantly how likely are the chances of pregnancy  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Dear, Good morning I fully understand your concern and will surely help you see during the periods if some girl have intercourse, there are very rare or no chances of pregnancy as there is no ovulation at this time. so even if your partner ejaculated inside you still there are no chances of pregn...  Read Full »

Will I ovulate while on Deviry?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old and trying to conceive. I ovulated on 16th April and noticed spotting on 17th and 18th April. My period was due on 30th April and I am currently 8 days late. My pregnancy test is negative and I was prescribed Deviry. I am on my first day of Deviry, when can I expect my...  Read Full »

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are absolutely correct that stoppage of pill causes mid-cycle spotting. Why are you taking birth control if you are trying to conceive? Now coming to your question. The dose of Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone) is 10 mg, twice a day for five ...  Read Full »

I got withdrawal bleeding 10 days after taking i-pill. When will I get my period?

Query: Hello doctor, I took i-pill on 17th of last month and had a withdrawal bleeding on the 27th. When will I get my next period? I again had unprotected sex today. Do I need to take i-pill again or is this safe period? My period cycle is 28-32 days.  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your details. Many times some people do experience some kind of disturbance in menstrual patterns after taking an i-pill. As you got your periods on 27th March which was a withdrawal bleed, ideally speaking you should have been getting it around 2...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for light bleeding during menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on birth control and taking it regularly the majority of the time. I had sex on February 16 and he did not use a condom but used pull out method. I had my period the week before. I had a period on time the next month, but it is lighter. This past month, I had a very light period ...  Read Full »

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I presume that you have not missed your birth control pill and I presume that your cycles are regular. In that case, your egg release would happen around 12 to 16 th day of your period if you count the first day of period as day 1. You had int...  Read Full »

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