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 is the reason for bleeding in my fiance after we had first-time sex?

Query: Hello doctor, About eight months back I got intimate with my fiancee. As it was her first time having intercourse, I penetrated her very slowly. Afterward, I noticed small spots of blood on the head of my penis.  After she went home, she rang me to say she was bleeding so much, she had to use a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The rupture of hymen during first-time sex can cause bleeding. Sometimes tears in vagina due to tight introitus can also cause bleeding. Rarely it may require suturing to stop the bleeding. Another possibility is that she had been menstruating when you had s...  Read Full »

I have menstrual bleeding for about a month now. Why is this happening to me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have menstrual bleeding for about a month now. It started as brown blood but now it is bright red. Last week I was passing large clots of blood. This week it slowed down a little, but I have been taking Ibuprofen 200 mg. I took four tablets that equal 800 mg, which is not helping mu...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. You have given sufficient details. I will be grateful if you can share specific additional information to assess your condition better. Would you please answer some of my questions? Have you suffered any such issu...  Read Full »

What is the reason for mild spotting in my fiance after she got dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee had a bleeding on the 25th of last month. It lasted for about four to five days. She then got dengue and on the 14th of this month, had mild spotting for a day and a half. The doctor said it could be the dengue causing the spotting. She has not gotten her periods yet. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she had her period on the 25th of last month, then there is no chance that the bleeding on the 14th of this month was due to pregnancy. If it was due to pregnancy, then it should have come around the 25th of this month. But, if you suspect a pregnancy from be...  Read Full »

Why is there bleeding after five days of taking an i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an i-pill eight days before my menstrual period was due, and after five days of taking it, I started bleeding. The bleeding lasted for three to four days, light spotting towards the end. But now, I have again started to bleed much ahead of my menstrual period. This does not usua...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest taking one gynecologic ultrasound and a routine urine examination to rule out the cause. Most likely, the symptoms are because of hormonal imbalance because of the I-pill. I suggest you start a combination of the Tranexamic acid with Mefenamic acid 500 ...  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 Muralidhar

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 be done for heavy menstruation with pain and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, Every month, I have a very heavy menstruation, especially on the first day. I cannot move or do anything because of pain. My head, stomach, and lower back ache very badly. I vomit a lot and even when my stomach is empty, I feel like I want to vomit. I tried many painkillers, but they d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heavy menstrual bleeding could be due to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism means, your thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormones. Excessive bleeding could also be due to infection in your uterus. Another possible cause is a benign tumor in your uterus. ...  Read Full »

I have a delay in period with bright red bleeding now. Is it a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods were late by six days. I had taken five pregnancy tests, and all were negative. I have a dull ache in my lower back and cramps on my right side. Now, I am bleeding bright red, and the flow is mild. Could this be a miscarriage, or is it my normal period? I had a few pregna...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the five tests were negative and you have started bleeding, you are not pregnant. Because urine pregnancy tests can be positive for a variable period, they can be positive from the 10th day to two months, even after an abortion. So, you are not pregnant. Symptoms ...  Read Full »

Can the cyst in my mother's uterus be cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 48 years old, and she was having a problem with menstruation. So, she got a sonography done, and the sonography reports showed a large, and ill-defined heterogeneous mass lesion with moderate internal vascularity in cervix extending into the lower uterine region and upper one...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history, I do not think you have to worry. Let me explain why. It mostly appears to be a fibroid arising from the lower uterine segment, just above the cervix and extending to the vagina. Never diagnose any disease by just an investigation report. Most impo...  Read Full »

My girlfriend has prolonged periods after taking a birth control pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my girlfriend, but I did not ejaculate. As a precaution, she took birth control pill. She is having lower abdominal pain for more than 10 days. And her periods are also prolonged. Please suggest an appropriate solution. I asked the same question to a doctor, and I was as...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are only two possibilities for prolonged periods and pain. It might be the side effect of the contraceptive pill. OCP being a powerful hormone causes these kinds of symptoms. It might be the failure of the tablet. It might be pregnancy and in an aborting phase, bec...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing muscle pain and weakness after heavy menstruation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old female, a homemaker, and newly married. Now I am in my husband's home for the past four months. I am suffering from pain in my leg muscles for 20 days and suffering from headaches for two days. From today morning, I am feeling dizzy. I do not have fever, cough, cold, et...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. As I can gather from your query, you have symptoms of headache, muscle pain, and heavy periods. This is usually due to anemia caused by loss of blood during periods. This leads to the feeling of weakness...  Read Full »

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