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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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. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Which period of the woman's menstrual cycle is a low fertility period?

Query: Hi doctor, At which time of a woman's menstrual cycle is there a minimum chance of getting pregnant? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The lowest fertility is day one of the menstrual cycle (during her menstrual bleeding) to day seven and again from day 21 to day 28 (end of the cycle before her menstrual bleeding). Both these sets of dates are the period of lowest fertility in a woman with a regular...  Read Full »

Do fibroids continue to shrink after six months of UFE?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an anxious lady. I am 50 years old. I am in a stage of perimenopause. I have a severe phobia of menstrual blood loss. A year back, I had UFE for an intramural fibroid. Previously of doing this procedure, I took Norethisterone on long term due to anxiety of blood loss. I had slight...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, you are absolutely healthy and leading a healthy life. You are 50 years old and reaching menopause in a few years. Estrogen hormones from ovaries make fibroids grow. Once it gets stopped, there is an absence of periods and fibroids. This sense of negat...  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

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 »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on the third day of my period. I did not take any birth control pills. My periods stopped instantly. Can I have a chance to become pregnant?   Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern and I will surely help you. If a girl has intercourse during periods, then there are rare or no chances to have pregnancy as there is no ovulation at that time. Even if her partner ejaculates inside, there are no chances for her to become p...  Read Full »

Is it normal not to have a withdrawal bleed on Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my periods a month back, after which we had unprotected sex a week later, and I had Unwanted 72 within an hour. After that, on the 5th of this month, I started bleeding. Now when will I get my periods again?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to would request to share the following details for better consultation. The date of the last menstrual period prior to bleeding on the 5th of this month? How was the flow during the bleeding on the 5th of this month, and for how many days? Is there any history of irregul...  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 ...  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 think e...  Read Full »

Is my period heavy and thick due to miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I missed my periods for two months, and now, I have got my periods. It is very heavy, thick like a mucus and the flow is continuous. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the type of bleeding you are getting. Get one ultrasound pelvis done to see the cause. I suggest you tablet Meftaris (Mefenamic acid and Tranexamic acid) for the time being to reduce blood loss. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take ...  Read Full »

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