Postcoital Spotting

Postcoital bleeding is not related to menstruation, and it is just the spotting or bleeding that occurs after intercourse. The source of bleeding for people who attained menopause is the cervix, urethra, uterus, and labia, and in people who have not attained menopause, the bleeding is from the cervix.

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Is there any possibility of pregnancy after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife started her last menstrual cycle on the 22nd of the previous month. We had protected sex on the 27th of the previous month. Unfortunately, the condom ruptured but, I was able to pull it out a few seconds before ejaculating. Just to be safe, she took an I-pill seven hours after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand the concerns. I-pill has the usual side effect of delaying the next expected periods by two to three weeks. So, most likely her periods are delayed due to the pill. I will suggest her to get a urine pregnancy test don...  Read Full »

What does it mean to have spotting after unprotected sex during the ovulation period?

Query: Hi doctor, I took the NuvaRing out 22 days ago and had my periods 21 days ago for four days. I used the Clearblue ovulation kit to check my ovulation, and it showed that I was ovulating. I also used at-home ovulation testing dipsticks yesterday, and it showed a rise in my LH. We had unprotec...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The light spotting or bleeding is called ovulation bleeding. The fluctuations in LH (luteinizing hormone), as seen in the LH at-home test kit, cause a fall in estrogen levels. Ovulation occurs after this fall in estrogen...  Read Full »

Is it safe to have sex the next day after my period?

Query: Hello doctor,My period ended ten days ago, and I had intercourse the next day after my period ended. After the day of intercourse, I have a light spotting. And today, I have bleeding that is a little bit more than spotting, although it is light. But I am concerned about what it is? (also, I have PCO...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The timeframe you mentioned is very less likely to result in pregnancy. Although it is advised to use protection as unprotected sex always carries a risk of unwanted pregnancy. Do not worry about the spotting. It will go away in a day o...  Read Full »

Is bleeding after sex a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to ask an obstetrician regarding my slight bleed after having contact with my partner. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called post-coital bleeding. This is always a matter of slight concern. It may usually be due to local vaginal infection, but occasionally it may happen due to pre-cancerous lesions in the cervix. I will be able to answer better if I can know your cervical ...  Read Full »

What causes lighter periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I started to have birth control pill at the age of 15 for heavy periods. I switched to Depo-Provera after about four years on the same pill. I was on Depo-Provera for one year and I stopped it a year before due to irritating light spotting and mood changes. After I bega...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have a lighter period and that is what you want, then this is due to the birth control pills.¬†They cause light period and it is also desired. Now, postcoital spotting could be due to infection, erosion as well as some polyp over the cervix. This could be a serious...  Read Full »

Can bleeding after intercourse be a sign of cervical cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have sex regularly with my husband. But for the past few days, I have bleeding after intercourse. What would be the cause?  Read Full »


Dr. Sini P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before answering your question let me know; 1. What is your age? 2. Are you pregnant? Because according to age, the causes are different. In the reproductive age group, the leading cause is any local pathology like polyp, to detect that you need a thorough examinati...  Read Full »

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