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A period is a segment of the menstrual cycle where a woman bleeds from the vagina for a few days. Periods usually start around 12 years of age, but some girls will start a bit earlier or later. A regular period will develop from the age of 16 to 18.

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I am an 18-year-old female who recently began using a menstrual cup for my periods. Please guide.

Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18-year-old female who recently began using a menstrual cup for my periods. I tried it for several days and have not had the best experience. The insertion part was not bad, but the removal has been horrible. I have looked up tips, but the main problem is that I cannot reach the to...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First of all, try to have complete hygiene and clean your hands and local area as well. Do not tighten your local muscles to make things more complicated. Sometimes it moves inside the vaginal canal and is unable to catch. Try to bear down wi...  Read Full »

I am experiencing lower back pain, and it hurts whenever I stand up. Could it be due to my periods?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing lower back pain, and it hurts whenever I stand up. I am also suffering from abdominal pain. I do not know if my period is the one that caused it.   Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes these symptoms can be due to periods in young females, so your gynecologist should be able to give you an insight into this. As far as lower back pain is concerned, if it has been present for a long time even in the absence of your periods time, then it cou...  Read Full »

I have a milky discharge from my breast during my periods. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, and today evening I noticed some milky discharge from my nipples when my breast was pressed. I am on my period, knowing I cannot be pregnant. And this time, I got my period a little early. Kindly tell me, is it something serious? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arjun Chaudhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The milky water discharge from the breast is called galactorrhea. When it comes to nonpregnant girls or women, the most common cause is a high level of prolactin hormone, which is responsible for milk production after pregnancy. Other...  Read Full »

I suffer from dysmenorrhea. Why are medications not helping?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female, who was diagnosed with dysmenorrhea about two years ago. Last year I was given Mefenamic acid by my doctor to take for the pain and nausea. But, the medicine is not helping me, I still have pain and vomiting. Is there anything else I can take for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dysmenorrhea is not a diagnosis, it is only a symptom. Let me put few possible causes and their evaluation and treatment forward. At this young age, the most common cause is spasmodic dysmenorrhea. The cervix is tight and the blood when trying to make its way during per...  Read Full »

My resting heart rate fluctuates before and after periods. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,My resting heart rate seems to be high for a year. It happens before getting periods. I have my periods now and I still have bleeding on the fourth day with a bit of cramp lasting for five days. Is it normal? I feel a bit weak and get tired after getting period. I seem to be little anemic ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The normal duration of a period is five to seven days and so you do not need to worry about it. The patterns of menstruation can change during years. For anemia, you need to do a hemogram to evaluate the accuracy of hemoglobin. I have gone through the attached report (a...  Read Full »

I had sex four days after my period and took contraceptive pills. Should I be concerned about my periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I had sex after four days of my period. I took contraceptive pills. My ovulation day is the 27th. Should I be worried about my periods, or do I need to take any emergency pills for contraception?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You had intercourse on a safe day, so there was no need for an emergency contraceptive pill. It may affect your menstrual cycle or bleeding. You could get withdrawal bleeding because of the pill or it could be ovulation bl...  Read Full »

I took two abortion pills. How long would it take to get my period?

Query: Hello doctor, How does Zitotec 200 mcg work? I took two tablets, and it was single use. How long would it take to get my period? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. Zitotec is Misoprostol or Prostaglandin E1. It comes in 200, 400, and 600 mcg. Hopefully, you have taken two tablets of 200 mcg. The effect of this tablet is to make the uterus contract and the...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to conceive despite trying?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to conceive, and we have been trying for three months but I am not getting any result. I do not have any period issues. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me first tell you that you are at the right age for pregnancy (19 to 35 years). The next fact is that pregnancies are tried by humans, but time is decided by God. So that you do not get too anxious and stressed out when you see the res...  Read Full »

Why do I not feel anything during sex, touching, or kissing?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not feel anything when I have sex, even when I kiss or am touched by someone. It is as if I have no feelings. I have never felt how others feel when they have sex with their partners. I am a 24-year-old female, height 5.5 feet and 82 kg. Though I do not have any signs of infection...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concerns. You have mentioned a low or absent sexual desire for sexual stimulation and also menstrual irregularities. Please give me some more details to understand your condition better: Did you have any sexual stimulatio...  Read Full »

I have light vaginal and rectal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had bleeding in my rectum and light vaginal bleeding for five days before my period. I am concerned about it. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from per rectal bleeding. Per rectal bleeding may be seen due to constipation, piles, fissures, hemorrhoids, and more. For per-rectal bleeding, you can take Lactulose to soften your ...  Read Full »

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