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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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I am having prolonged bleeding after IUD insertion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I weigh about 139 pounds and am 60 inches tall. I currently take Sertraline as my only medication. I had an IUD (Mirena) inserted three months back. I experienced one menstrual period without issues, but then had another very quickly after the first. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have developed a side effect from the inserted IUD (intra-uterine device). However, you do not need to worry, as the bleeding may be an indicator to determine if you are pregnant. I...  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. Raut Digvijay Pandurang

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Whether mild spotting is a sign of pregnancy or period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. I am trying to conceive for the second time. I have a 3-year-old son and it was a natural birth. I am not on any medication. My period was always regular and I get them every month. But about 3 months ago, my period days changed from the beginning of the month to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are multiple reasons for not being able to conceive. First, it depends on the time for which you guys are trying. Only after a year of unprotected intercourse, we can start the evaluation. And that you have conceived once naturally means the mechanics are all c...  Read Full »

Got my period after taking a pill. Am I 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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.   Read Full »

I am a 40-year-old woman with fibroid bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old woman, 5 feet 1 inch in height, and weigh 123 pounds. I have been experiencing normal bleeding and mild stomach pain for the past 10 days due to my fibroid issue. I need medication to stop the bleeding and reduce the stomach pain. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I can provide some general information on managing fibroid-related symptoms. Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths in the uterus that can cause various symptoms, including heavy bleeding and abdominal pain. To...  Read Full »

My daughter is experiencing prolonged menstruation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 12 years old. She is having prolonged menstruation for more than 35 days as on date. She just attained her reproductive maturity last month, and did not even complete her first cycle properly. I have consulted many doctors, and all the reports are normal. Only the hemogl...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This condition is called puberty menorrhagia, which is quite common in young girls of this age group. Please relax and do not worry. It will settle down within six months duration. Ensure you give her an iron-rich diet and iron supplements. Keep her well hydrated. As...  Read Full »

I am experiencing prolonged menstrual bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing persistent bleeding for two weeks. I am 51 years old, and I typically experience heavy but regular periods lasting six to seven days. Notably, every time I wipe, there is blood, although it may not necessarily appear on the pad. The blood is dark brown when I u...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel glad that you reached out to us. The continuous bleeding over the past two weeks at the age of 51 is a cause for concern. Menopause typically occurs between 47 and 52 years, so persistent bleeding warrants immediate investigation. The presence of a fibroid in t...  Read Full »

I am bleeding after taking Unwanted 72. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I took Unwanted 72 within 24 hours, and after eight days, bleeding started. Today is the fourth day, and it is continuing. How many days does it continue? Any problem in my body? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. How are you doing? Unwanted 72 is a high dose of Progesterone hormone, the same hormone produced in your body in the second half of the period after ovulation. This pill will suddenly increase the thickness of t...  Read Full »

I only bleed for two days during periods. Will it affect future pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor I am 26 years old. My concern is about my periods. Over the last one year, I am having bleeding only for two days on average when compared to three, four and five days in my early age. I request you to please suggest me if this is fine for my age or something is not good for conceiving a b...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are having regular periods and flow is also fine, then it does not matter whether two days or four or five. It has nothing to do with age. If you are planning to conceive, then it is fine. Get your thyroid and prolactin levels done and a basic ultrasound. I thi...  Read Full »

Can pregnancy cause frequent urination and clots in urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on the second day of my period, then my bleeding stopped. After five days, I had a pregnancy test and it was negative. But, now I am having frequent urination with burns and sometimes a single clot in urine. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, you are not pregnant. You had sex on the second day, which was anyhow your safe period. But, there are high chances that you developed a possible urinary tract infection following intercourse as menstrual blood is a good culture medium for bacteria acquired throug...  Read Full »

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