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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Can I get pregnant, and how much menstrual bleeding will I have if one fallopian tube is removed?

Query: Hi doctor,I had my left fallopian tube removed due to an ectopic pregnancy. How could I get pregnant if the egg gets released from my left ovary? It does not have a tube to travel and fuse with the sperm.My second question is, how much will I bleed during menstruation as I do not have a fallopian tu...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Fallopian tubes are mobile and active parts of your reproductive tract. When one tube is absent, the other can move over to the opposite ovary and pick up an available egg. It is said that fertility could be slightly reduced, bu...  Read Full »

What makes a woman bleed after intercourse for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected intercourse for the first time one month ago. That day itself, bleeding started. I am not sure whether the bleeding I had was menstrual bleeding or because of the I-pill that I took. The bleeding lasted for seven days, and it was very light on the last two days. I too...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you had emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse there is no chance of pregnancy. Also you say that you had bleeding after taking the pill. So relax and do not worry. There is no chance of pregnancy. Take care.  Read Full »

Why is my vagina dry and sore after using sanitary pads?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old girl. Two weeks ago, after I finished my periods, I notice my vagina was irritated. This happened before when using sanitary napkins and took about two weeks to go. My vagina is sore and dry, but I noticed it hurting when I have intercourse with my boyfriend. The itchi...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Just after the menstrual period, your vaginal mucosa is more friable, and it is not as much lubricant. So in that situation, you or your partner can use Lignocaine 2% jelly as a lubricating agent. It will provide a better experience, and you will not get pain during...  Read Full »

Can sperms penetrate multiple layers of clothes and cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I was sitting on my boyfriend's private parts when he had ejaculation in his tight and thin underwear. I was wearing innerwear and lounge shorts, and there was a small spot on my shorts that seemed to be cum. My innerwear was wet, which I am assuming is from me. Even though I did not kno...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly I wish to tell you that please do not panic. You are completely safe from pregnancy. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need t...  Read Full »

Can a lactating mother take the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a feeding mother. My baby is 18 months old boy. Can I take the Covishield vaccine? Will this not affect my kid? Since the vaccine is not approved for kids, if I take will my kid not get any effect? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Yes, you can go for the Covishield vaccination. It will not affect your baby (new guidelines of ICMR (Indian council of medical research) suggesting the same). I hope this was helpful.  Read Full »

Is it possible to have periods till three months of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it possible to have periods till the third month of pregnancy? I had intercourse with my partner on the seventeenth, three months back, and I had periods for three months after that at the appropriate time. But this month my period is missed. I tested with a kit after periods followin...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you. It is a very rare situation when a female experiences period even when she is pregnant. But besides missed or delayed periods, are you experiencing any other pregnancy signs in your body like breast tenderness, fati...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have periods twice a month?

Query: Hello, I am 28-year-old. My periods last month started on the twenty-forth and ended on the twenty-seventh. The month before that, I had periods twice. But this month, it is already twenty-eighth, and I did not get my periods. My cycles are not 21 days or 28 days. I am not sure, as I never took the...  Read Full »

Dr. Prajna Shetty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are married or sexually active, please do a urine pregnancy test any time if there is a change in the frequency of your cycle. If not no need to worry. There are hundreds of causes that disturb cycle frequency, but we will rule out which harms your health. Causes...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female with a weight of 86 kilograms. I have periods for more than 15 days including today and still, it has not stopped. My breasts are still sore. Generally, my periods are regular.   Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have missed your periods in the previous months. Please mention whether your bleeding is heavy. Please mention whether you had any unprotected sexual contact before getting this period. Please mention whether you have any chances to have pregn...  Read Full »

Can I be pregnant even after getting periods twice after intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor,I am worried about being pregnant because I am having all the pregnancy symptoms. However, I have had periods after I had sex which was protected by a condom.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for consulting us. It is unlikely to be pregnant if you had menses twice after last intercourse. You can check with a urine pregnancy test called beta hCG test whether the pregnancy is positive or negative. This test is available in every pharmacy. Note sometime...  Read Full »

I felt a bump while placing a tampon with an applicator for periods. Should I be worried?

Query: Hi doctor, I have periods now. I thought that my period bleeding got stopped and so I decided not to wear anything. But now I still have bleeding and had bled on my panties. When I went to insert a tampon, I noticed that the applicator had a bump and got diverted itself. I pulled it out immediately...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The bump you felt can be a vaginal wall as you did not feel anything for the second time. I suggest you wait for a day or two to observe the bleeding. If it stops, then it seems to be regular period bleeding and there is nothing to be worried....  Read Full »

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