Mid-cycle Spotting

Vaginal bleeding that occurs outside your menstrual periods is called mid-cycle spotting. Some of the causes are hormonal imbalance, ovarian cyst rupture, uterine fibroids, after sex or vigorous exercise, pelvic inflammatory disease, and use of progestin-only birth control pills.

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This month, I had spotting for five days, then it returned nine days later. What could be the cause ?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a period cycle of 40 days. Last month I got my period on the sixteenth day and ended on the twentieth. However, this month I got spotting which started on the sixth day and ended on the tenth. Now I have got spotting again after nine days, which is supposed to be my period date....  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case, and I understand your concern. The normal menstrual cycle ranges from 21 to 35 days, and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is very common, especially in the young population. Menstrual irregularities, acne and excessive weight gain are ...  Read Full »

Despite of three-month medication course, I am experiencing mid-cycle spotting and blood clots. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having mid cycle spotting with blood clots. This started a year ago, I had pills to delay my period after that I had my normal period around 15 to 16 th day. I took medication for three months which cleared the issue. Now the issue has reoccured. What could this probably be? Kindl...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This intermenstrual unscheduled bleeding got relieved after three months course then it could be some hormonal imbalance that was treated after hormone. But now again you have the issue, but there could be other causes as well so better to check those as well. Kindly...  Read Full »

After insertion of Mirena IUD, I have spotting every day. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a Mirena IUD inserted before 18 months. I used to spot for a day or so in every few months. But, for the last two weeks, I have been spotting every day. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is one of the complications of LNG-IUD (Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device) or Mirena. The Levonorgestrel being released by the IUD makes the inner lining of the uterus or the endometrium so thin that it will just give way. Let me give you a few facts. By 50 ...  Read Full »

I had brownish bleeding a week after taking an I-pill, and my pregnancy tests were negative. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I ended up taking two I-pills last month. The last I-pill I took was on the first week of last month, after which I had some bleeding after a week for three days. This bleeding was brownish in color. My natural period date was the 20th of the previous month, but I did not get a period ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Do not worry because withdrawal bleeding already occurred after intercourse for three days, and spotting also occurred. It may be due to some hormone disturbance due to stress and I-pills (Levonorgestrel). If yo...  Read Full »

My 14-year-old daughter had some blood stains when she wiped her vagina. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,My 14-year-old daughter got her first period a few months back and had it for a month. Yesterday she went to the bathroom and saw some blood when she wiped her vagina. But she had no stains on the pantyliner that she had worn for 2 hours that day. She thought her period was starting aga...  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hello, Welocme to icliniq.com. Having irregular periods and spotting before periods with less flow is normal. Wait till she is 16 years old. It may take at least two years for hormones to regularize, and the periods will happen monthly. Nothing to worry about. Try to lose weight; it will help her ...  Read Full »

Just after my last period, I noticed spotting, which continues as a light flow till now. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. It is my first time experiencing this as I am a lesbian and have no sexual interaction. I missed my period three months back, but I got my period the next month with a normal flow and mild cramps, the usual I get every month. Then, by the month's end, I noticed that...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Many factors can affect menstrual flow and regularity. Check for certain factors such as a strict diet, strenuous exercise, illness, medications, hormonal imbalance, contraceptives, stress and anxiety. Continuous ch...  Read Full »

I have spotting with watery mucus mid-cycle after a miscarriage. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to have a regular menstrual cycle. But since the last four months, I noticed spotting mixed with watery mucus in the mid of the cycle. I was put on birth control pills a year back, but I still got pregnant and had a miscarriage six months back. After two months of my miscarriage, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel your weight is the biggest issue here. Try to reduce your weight by avoiding junk food, red meat, etc. Try having a high-fiber and protein-rich diet and doing regular exercise. As ...  Read Full »

Why is there bleeding after taking a contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my periods on 2nd of this month that ended on 6th. After having the intercourse on 9th, I ate tablet Option 72 on 10th at 8:00 AM. But now my periods came on 15th again. I had clot once and bleeding is also not very much. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken an emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. This could be because of hormonal changes due to the pill you have taken. So relax and do not worry. However, if you have a doubt, then get back to me. Take care.  Read Full »

I had intermittent dark spotting ten days after my last menstrual cycle, which lasted for one week. What can it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about having vaginal discharge. My menstrual cycle lasts seven days, mostly 30 to 34 days apart. Ten days after my last cycle, I had dark spotting, but it would happen intermittently. The next day at night time, the color of the spotting got a little brighter red. I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Please send me your detailed gynecological, medical, surgical, and drug history. It is better to have a serum beta hCG blood pregnancy test immediately so you can know whether there was any pregnancy. Have you rece...  Read Full »

Does brown spotting mean I am pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, The last day of my period was 25 days back. My partner and I had unprotected sex a week later using the withdrawal method. Last day, I experienced having a light brown spot. My next period is due in a few days. I am 18 years old. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Drops of semen if by chance transfer to the vagina, then just a single sperm is enough to have conception but this process is not so simple as it seems. You are scared even without penetrative sex but as it was done around fertile period so that is why thinking of the p...  Read Full »

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