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

Q. Why am I spotting watery mucus after a miscarriage?

Answered by
Dr. Balakrishnan R
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 01, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jul 10, 2023

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 started having this spotting problem. After going through the internet searches, I found out that my hormones are all normal and I do not have any cyst or polyp. I also had an ultrasound done, which came back normal. I had Chlamydia five years back and got it treated. Could this spotting be after my ovulation as my hormones levels are going down or something else? I have attached my scans, reports, and medication for your better understanding.



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 soon as you reduce at least 11 lbs, you will see a drastic change in your health. The extra fat in your body gets converted to hormones and disturbs the balance, and this could be the cause of your miscarriage. These hormones are not usually evaluated in routine investigations. When body fat is high, the estrogen levels are elevated, causing the follicles not to develop properly, so ovulation may or may not occur. The support to the inner uterine lining may not be good as follicle is the one that produces the progesterone, which in turn causes spotting or bleeding in between the cycle. The other causes of spotting could be endometrial polyp (which is ruled out by the scan in your case) or any infections (as this is also ruled out by the treatment you have taken). Damage of Chlamydia has long-term effects, so the discharge might be due to that, even though it has been treated.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Does Levofloxacin cure both chlamydia and gonorrhea?

.. required for IgG (immunoglobulin G) antibodies to develop after the exposure to HSV (herpes simplex virus) is usually 21 to 42 days. A negative HSV IgG means that you have probably not been exposed to HSV.   Read full

Is it difficult to conceive with hormonal imbalance?

.. and prolactin levels are high and you have been rightly started on Glucophage (Metformin) and a dopamine agonist. This will help bring down the levels over the next two to three weeks and shall help balance your hormones.   Read full

Had sex after Chlamydia treatment and I am bleeding. Why?

.. is unlikely be solely due to chlamydia infection. There is a possibility of cervical erosion or polyp which needs to be diagnosed by speculum examination and if needed, by ultrasound. If the pathology is found, needs to be treated differently.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.