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 had regular periods after my medical abortion before six months. Now my periods are six days late. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My periods are six days late. It has been six months since my medical abortion, and I have had regular periods during these six months. I did not even have sex in these six months, so there was no chance I could be pregnant, and I felt slight cramping. Please let me know if there is anyth... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Sometimes periods might get delayed by one or two weeks because of some stress or recent illness. If you have not gone through any intercourse in the last six months, then there is no chance of getting pregnant. So I would suggest waiting two... Read Full »
I am a 21-year-old female, having nipple discharge. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female, having nipple discharge. I squeezed my breasts today, and a translucent watery liquid came out of it. It has never happened before, and I also regularly get my periods. It is coming from both breasts, and it has no odor to it. Please help. Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The most common causes for nipple discharge are hypothyroidism or increased prolactin levels. The most probable diagnosis is galactorrhea. First, you have to be sure that you are not pregnant. I suggest you to do a few laboratory tests: 1... 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 noticed my vagina was irritated. This happened before when using sanitary napkins and took about two weeks to go away. My vagina is sore and dry, but I noticed that it hurt when I had intercourse with my boyfriend. The ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I took two contraceptive pills in 24 hours after unprotected intercourse. When can I expect my next period?
Query: Hi doctor, I took two contraceptive pills in 24 hours after unprotected intercourse. It was the 14th day of my period, and I had a cycle of 28 to 30 days. I had my last period a few days back. When can I expect my next period? It has been one week since I took the pill, and I have been having white ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by a contraceptive pill. As you took the contraceptive pill on time, there is almost no chance of pregnancy in your case. Abdominal pain with white discharge due ... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 going on vacation and want to prepone or postpone my menstruation. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and going on vacation. My menstrual cycle for this month is due. Is there any way that I can either prepone or postpone this? I always have regular periods and have never attempted to delay or prepone them, so I am clueless. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can either prepone or postpone your periods. As your menstrual date is approaching so postponing periods will more convenient. Talk to your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications after their consent. Take a tablet of Primolut-N (Norethisterone) ... 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 »
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, ... Read Full »
I have been trying to masturbate and noticed thin, brownish liquid on my hands. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 14-year-old and am experimenting with masturbation for the first time, and I have noticed thin, brownish liquid on my hands afterward. Is this something to be worried about? I have not had the usual white discharge for a while, but I finished my period about four to seven days a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Hematospermia, blood in semen, can be due to urinary tract infection, and common symptoms are blood in semen with a burning sensation and lower abdomen pain. I suggest using tablet Uribid (Nitrofurantoin) 100 mg twice daily after food to clear ... Read Full »
I had undergone D and C for an incomplete miscarriage before 13 days. Is it normal if I have periods now?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a D and C 13 days ago due to an incomplete miscarriage at 21 weeks of pregnancy. Is it normal that I might have started my period today? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your loss. It is not uncommon for women to experience bleeding after a D and C (dilation and curettage) procedure, which can sometimes be mistaken for a period. This is because the D and C (dilation and curettage) can cause some changes to the u... Read Full »
I had no periods, but I have had spotting with cramps. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I had no periods, but I have had some spotting with cramps. I had recent sexual intercourse and tested it last night, which was invalid, and this afternoon, it was negative, but I am still concerned about what is going on. Please help.Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It may be due to premenstrual syndrome. Your periods may occur in a few days, or you may wait for two more weeks and do a urine pregnancy test as you had your last intercourse in the previous month. If the spotting continues, I suggest an ult... Read Full »