Spotting

Spotting is the abnormal vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods. Spotting is seen during ovulation, pregnancy, PCOS, birth control pills, uterine fibroid, vaginal infection, cervical polyps, and rough sexual intercourse.

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After taking I-pill, my withdrawal bleed has not started fully. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, After having I-pill, I had spotting like periods. Then I started having Sysron-N for five days and I completed the course six days back. But, my period has not started yet. Is it normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, after taking Sysron-N (Norethisterone) for five days, one should wait at least 7-10 days for the bleeding to start properly. As you have taken I-pill, there are chances to get delayed periods. Hence, you need to wait for at least a week to allow you...  Read Full »

Why is there brown spotting with clots during periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having brown spotting with blood clots, and there is no pain or cramps. I had my periods in the first week of June. I had unprotected intercourse in the first week of October, but my partner did not ejaculate inside me. I again had intercourse (protected) and I had slight bleedin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the fact that your periods have been irregular since long and the interval is three to four months, then for sure, you should be evaluated for causes of oligomenorrhea like PCOD (polycystic ovary disease), hypothyroidism, and hyperprolactinemia. Also im...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to concieve after a miscarriage a year back.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. Last year I got pregnant but happened miscarriage I do not know why. But last three months I visited a doctor and checked ultrasound my doctor says you have right side ovary cyst 4.4 cm × 4.8 cm fluid and I take citrate de columbine pills for 10 days and know ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, miscarriages may be caused due to chromosomal abnormalities, hormone problems, distorted anatomy of the uterus, infective causes, unknown causes. Since you do not have a history of recurrent miscarriages, so you do not need to panic about your next preg...  Read Full »

I am on birth control, why do I have cramps and brown discharge?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently started taking the combination pill. I started the pill about a week before I was due to have my regular period. I had the pills regularly for eight days before I had unprotected sex. I took the pills at the same time every day with no issues and I am now two pills away from ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I see that you have not been properly advised about taking the pill. Let me try to explain. Your body produces hormones cyclically with lots of ups and downs, and only then will you ovulate. These combined pills are the same hormones as what the bo...  Read Full »

I am having leg swelling and vaginal spotting after C-section. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-years-old female. My second baby was delivered by LS/CS method before a week after completing 36.5 weeks. Doctor also removed my uterus as I had been suffering from a complication of central placenta previa with increta/parcreta. And I had even bled a few little clots during...  Read Full »


Dr. Meenakshi Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Placenta previa with increta is a severe condition, so uterus has to be removed due to bleeding. Swelling may be due to anemia or blood transfusions. Take tablet Lasix one tablet once a day, it will cause frequent urination. Blood spots will disappear after a few days. T...  Read Full »

Can sex on the fourth day of periods result in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on the 4th day of periods and took i-pill after 69th hour. Is there any chance to get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no chances of pregnancy as you had sex on the 4th day of your cycle and you were in your safe period when ovulation would not have taken place and hence no chances of conception or fertilization. Moreover you have taken an i-pill as well within 72 ho...  Read Full »

How long does it take to get periods after withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my last period on the 30th of last month. I have a 25-day cycle with 5 days of bleeding. I had sex on the 6th of this month. Although we used withdrawal method, I took an ipill within six hours, just as a precaution. I started a light bleed on the 12th of this month until the 20t...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be due to hormonal changes caused by the pill. And, the spotting which you had was withdrawal bleeding. However, if you are in doubt, ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex on my fertile day and had a spotting the next day. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on my infertile day, but I was quite scared, so I took post-pill a week later I had another unprotected sex this time in my fertile days but did not receive the post-pill immediately next day I saw a slight spotting which prompted me into taking the emergency pil...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, the emergency contraceptive pill is to be taken within 72 hours of last intercourse to be effective 99 %. It is of no importance if taken after a week. Nevertheless, the bleeding which you got mid cycle before you took the pill was likely to be an ovulation bl...  Read Full »

Is it normal to experience spotting while on Microgynon?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend has been taking Microgynon 30 for two months, with two packages back to back. She took Microgynon for suppressing severe PMS. The medicine successfully suppressed the PMS, but there seem to be some side effects. She experienced some spotting for a week, and the other doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor is right in saying that this is normal with the medicine you are taking. Microgynon is progesterone. It is a hormone which builds up and helps in the growth of the inner layer or lining of the uterus called endometrium. Due to overgrowth sometimes the end...  Read Full »

There was chocolate like blood spots with loose motions after fingering. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiance fingered me and I am not sure whether he had masturbated before fingering. But after that I found chocolate like blood spots. I had my periods done before six days. Also, I suffered loose motions day after. And I could see the same colored spots. I am scared if I am pregnan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The presence of clots per vaginum post-fingering can be seen in cases of cervicitis but if chocolate coloured blood spots are seen , it could be collected blood or if you are suspecting pregnancy, then you need to get a urine pregnancy test done to rule out pregnancy...  Read Full »

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