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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How can a woman with PCOS plan for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking MCBM 69 tablet. I have PCOS and planning to get conceived. I see brown or red spotting daily. I have done an ultrasound and serum prolactin. I have serum prolactin of 20.08 ng/mL. On my ultrasound, both the ovaries are normal with immature follicles along the periphery. My righ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease) is treated by following an active lifestyle and dietary modification. Please mention your weight and last menstrual period to give you an appropriate answer. Along with MCBM 69 (Folic acid, Methylcobalamin, and Pyridoxine), you need to ...  Read Full »

Can you take Primolut N to delay periods even if you are spotting and on OCP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Yaz as a contraceptive for three months. I am expecting my periods to come after two days. But I have spotting always. Can I take Primolut along with it?   Read Full »

Dr. Artur Holubka

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yaz (Ethinyl estradiol with Drospirenone) is a combined hormonal contraceptive pill with antimineralocorticoid and antiandrogenic action. The contraceptive effect of combined oral contraceptive drugs (COC) is based on various factors. The important factors are suppressi...  Read Full »

I have occasional bleeding in the form of spots. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having occasional bleeding in the form of spotting. I had a three month course of Niftas for UTI. I am still using Amfy V vaginal cream and taking Satrogyl 300. This problem persists more than a year. Please help me out. I am worried. The bleeding drop is coming with water from th...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally. Also, get a pelvic scan and vaginal swab tests done. Avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty of fluids. Wash your private parts with normal tap...  Read Full »

Are cramps, spotting, and nausea after unprotected sex signs of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a height of five feet four inches and a weight of 77 kilograms. I have nausea, insomnia, fatigue, dizziness, leg cramps with back pain for a week. Today is my period day. I had spotting and cramps one or two times. I faced a sharp pain in the left lower abdomen. I had unprotected ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nnaedozie Umeani

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are having nausea, insomnia, fatigue, dizziness, leg cramps, back pain, lower abdominal pain for a week with spotting. You have hypothyroidism also. You can have these symptoms due to ectopic pregnancy, normal uterine pregnancy, primary dy...  Read Full »

Why did my periods become shorter and lighter in the past three months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old with a child. I want to find out whether I have an ovarian torsion. My period cycle has changed from 28 days to 30 days. I have severe pain on the first day of my period and it causes painless spotting on the fourth day for the past three months. But now I have light spot...  Read Full »

Dr. Artur Holubka

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ovarian torsion is an acute surgical condition caused by complete or partial volvulus of the ovary. It disturbs the blood flow and nutrition. Ovarian torsion causes sudden severe abdominal pain with one-sided localization. There is bloody leucorrhea, nausea, vomiting, s...  Read Full »

Why did I miss my period last month?

Query: Hi doctor, I have normal periods every month that are regular. This time I got a spotting but missed the periods last month. After that, I got nausea, back pain, weakness, and food aversions. I did a urine pregnancy test four days ago, and there was a very faint positive line. But the doctor said t...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query. It is always known that blood pregnancy tests, which reflect quantitative beta HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin), are more sensitive than urine tests. The most common causes of false-positive urine pregnancy tests are: Error in using the kit i...  Read Full »

Is there any possibility of pregnancy due to sex on the fifth day of the period?

Query: Hi doctor,My girlfriend and I had sex last month, and it was her fifth day of the period. The next day she took I-pill, and after five days, there was bleeding again. Are there any chances of pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query. As your girlfriend was on her day five and took I-pill (synthetic Levonorgestrel) the next day, there is extremely little chance of pregnancy. So do not worry. Spotting or bleeding after I-pill intake, delayed menses are common side effects of...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged and irregular menstrual bleeding?

Query: Ok so , I've got my period later one week , and it ended like usual. After a week , I got my period again and this time it is not ending , it has now been 13 days. I wouldn't say the flow is heavy or normal . Like for the past 7 days it has been very little spot only in the morning . So , I'm not su...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Hope you are safe and doing good. I understand from Ur query that u had a delayed period followed by continuous bleeding/ spotting. U have one episode of two months delay previously. May I know how long it's been since you started getting your would be helpful in advising you furth...  Read Full »

Why do I have brownish discharge after my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female, who is sexually active with a male, but it has been a month and some weeks since we last did anything. Usually, after my period, I have brown discharges. I have had it, but yesterday I felt up inside my vagina and felt a big chunk of something. I pulled it out,...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have posted. I want to assure you that you are fine, but a few things need to be evaluated. As your gynecologist has already felt and examined you, there is nothing much to worry about. What y...  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 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 »

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