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Menstrual Cycle

The changes that occur in the reproductive system of females, which makes pregnancy possible is called the menstrual cycle. This occurs from the rise and fall of hormones estrogen and progesterone, that results in thickening of the uterus lining and the growth of an egg.

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I am concerned that taking two doses of contraceptive pills in a day will fluctuate my menstruation dates. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to ask whether my menstrual cycle or period time will change if I started taking two doses of contraceptive pills in a day and stopped taking them after that. I had two pills in just 24 hours furthermore I started to take them even a week or two before my period time. For clar...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concern.Yes, actually it can change the cycle because contraceptive pills contain hormones so it definitely affects the menstrual cycle and we have observed that most females experience delayed menstruation. Due to that only, you are...  Read Full »

I need to postpone my periods as I have function at home. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old female. I had my last period two months back. Last month I did not have my periods. Now I have a function at home that I need to attend around the same date as my periods. I tried a natural method to prepone my periods, but it did not work. I need your help to postpo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. As your cycle is irregular now, and you seem to be in your perimenopausal age group, it is still unsure whether you would get your menses this month or not. But if you want to be safe, I suggest getting an ultrasound pelvis done to check for endometrial thicknes...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pee leakage and bleeding a light pink color even when my cycle is over. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past few days, I have been experiencing pee leakage. Today I have started bleeding a light pink color. It has been a week since my last menstrual cycle. I have my tubes tied, so I am not pregnant. I am past 30 with no medical problems and no medications. I am slightly itchy, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.It seems like you have some vaginal or urinary infection causing the problem. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally and complete a urine examination and vaginal swab test.Until then, avoid having sex, wear cotton panties and loos...  Read Full »

My 13 years old daughter has heavy periods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 13 years old. She has been developing some symptoms that worries me. I think she may have endometriosis. She got her first periods in her fifth grade and the symptoms started when she began her sixth grade. She is having extremely heavy periods with painful cramping, nause...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As she is just 13 there are menses which are anovulatory in the initial two years and the hormones are not matured at all. Endometriosis in adolescents is fairly uncommon unless they have been sexually active. An endometriosis pain is typically only during menses and...  Read Full »

How can I overcome my inability to sleep?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 44-year-old woman experiencing sleep disturbances. Recently, I found myself waking up frequently during the night and struggling to fall back asleep. I am constantly tired, irritable, and grumpy throughout the day. I am concerned about the impact it is having on my overall well-b...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Before proceeding, I would like you to answer a few questions: When was your last menstrual cycle? Is your menstrual cycle regular? Are you taking any medicine currently? Are you allergic to any medicine...  Read Full »

I have had a reddish-brown spotting with stomach cramps. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female with a height of 162 cm and weight of 53 kg. I have reddish-brown spotting on my underwear but my periods were completed before a week. I took pain killers to reduce the unbearable pain. What is the reason for my pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It occurs due to hormonal disturbance or infection. Do you have a fowl smell during discharge? Follow the below steps;1. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) one tablet Pause (Tranexamic Acid 500 mg) twice ...  Read Full »

Please list out the health issues that can crop up during periods.

Query: Hello doctor, 1. What are some health issues that can crop up during the period? Please explain why this might occur, and if there is anything to prevent it? 2. What specific health issues might be more common during the period? How to keep healthier during this time of the month?  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, periods are associated with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, body pains, headaches, irritability, lack of concentration, mood swings, susceptibility to allergies, cold. All these symptoms are because of the hormonal changes. Yoga, lifestyle modifications, d...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if I had sex three days before my period?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I had unprotected sex with my partner. In just three days my period is due. He pulled out and I am sure he did not come inside me. Is there still a chance I can get pregnant? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you need to know the safe period concept during which you can even have unprotected sex and it does not cause pregnancy, but it is for regular 28 days cycle. A menstrual cycle is calculated from the first day of your period to the first day of the next peri...  Read Full »

How do I manage the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with my menstrual cycle, and the premenstrual dysphoric disorder is hitting me hard. Can you help me figure out how to manage these intense symptoms and find some relief during different parts of my cycle? I am feeling really distressed, and any advice on lifesty...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are two forms of the same condition, but PMDD is characterized by more severe psychological symptoms such as extreme sadness, anxiety, an...  Read Full »

Can my wife be pregnant as we had sex on the seventh day after her period?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my wife on the seventh day after her menses cycle. Can she become pregnant? Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no chance of her getting pregnant. Usually, a lady has an ovulation around the 12th to the 16th day of her periods with the first day of bleeding being the day one of her periods. Life of the egg is 24 hours only and that of the sperm is 72 hours. So, defini...  Read Full »

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