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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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Whether mild spotting 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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 cor...  Read Full »

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 »

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