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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What makes you have two menstrual cycles in a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two menstrual cycles in one month, two weeks apart. I have not had an intercourse for two months. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent periods could be bothersome and can be due to hormonal problems or anovulation. Also, local causes need to be ruled out for which you need to visit a gynecologist for an examination. I suggest you check for your prolactin levels, thyroid function test, and u...  Read Full »

I am having very little vaginal bleeding. Is it periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Actually, I was about to get my periods near 5th of this month but I got it six days back. The problem is that bleeding is very very little by little, I mean just a few drops without any pain or any blood clots. I am not sure it is my period or vaginal bleeding. As I am sexually activ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am pretty sure this will be the beginning of periods. These little bit variations in days and amount of bleeding are common. Ultimately, in a day or two, you will have your normal bleeding periods. Another possibility is lost pregnancy. Sometimes, conception occurs an...  Read Full »

Is it fine to have light bleeding after taking an emergency contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my girlfriend had unprotected sex 10 days before. She took Unwanted 72 on next day and had periods on the same day which was also her due date for menstruation. She was facing a problem that her periods was not clear but it lasted for four days. Is there any chance of pregnancy?...  Read Full »


Dr. Digvijay

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 is an emergency contraception pill. If taken within 72 hours, it is effective up to 95 % to prevent pregnancy. Also, she got the periods on the same day. All factors are against the pregnancy to occur. It is very unlikely to get a pregnancy in your case. ...  Read Full »

Why do I get huge blood clots in my period blood?

Query: Hello doctor, When I have my period, huge blood clots are seen in my sanitary napkin. Will it affect my fertility?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Passing clots on the first day of your menstrual cycle is normal. This does not affect your fertility. But, if you are passing it on all the days of your cycle, then it requires attention. You need to be treated. You may have to take medicines which will control the a...  Read Full »

What can cause irregular menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irregular bleeding for the past six weeks. I have been using Mirena for the past 10 years for birth control and PCOD. After Mirena my periods had stopped and I would get them once in six months for a day. In six weeks, I have got this bleeding for the third time. It l...  Read Full »


Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, it appears that you are having abnormal uterine bleeding and the cause can be many. As you told that you are diabetic, I would advise you to get a transvaginal scan first and followed by endometrial sampling to rule out the cause. In your case...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I do not have bleeding even after taking Primolut-N. Do I need to worry about pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 25th two months ago, and the expected date of my period was on the 19th of the same month. I gulped down an I-pill within six hours. Later, I had withdrawal bleeding on the 1st of last month. The bleeding lasted for three days. This month, m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test was negative, there is no chance of pregnancy for sure. Because hCG is the most sensitive and conclusive test. There was no apparent requirement for taking Primolut-N (Norethisterone) at all when the hCG test was negative...  Read Full »

Can Unwanted 72 cause early and abnormal periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife took Unwanted 72 eight days back, and she got her periods after five days. The bleeding is not normal, and her period was not due. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 is a high dose of progesterone hormone, which is the same hormone produced in the body in the second half of period after ovulation. This pill will suddenly increase the thickness of the inner lining of the uterus, making it unfavorable for a possible pregna...  Read Full »

Does stress affect my menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I consulted with you the last time whether I can be pregnant as I had sex with my partner on the eighth day of my period and we used condoms as protection. You told that I would not get pregnant. Today I am on the fifth day of my period. On the first two days, the bleeding was no...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Be relaxed. Once you have your periods, it is enough evidence that there is no pregnancy. Yes, the mind controls the periods' dates, amount of bleeding and ovulation too. With so much stress, your period will show changes. I am 100% sure that there is no pregnancy....  Read Full »

I had bleeding after taking morning-after pill. Does that mean I am not pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, If I had unprotected sex on the 29th of last month, took the morning-after pill a few hours later, and today on the 14th, got my regular period which was due today, does that mean I am 100 % not pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, if you are having a proper flow, then you are not pregnant. You also took the emergency pill after unprotected intercourse. The failure rate of the pill is extremely low. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq....  Read Full »

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