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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Can spotting be a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and got married a year ago. We are trying for a baby for the last three months. My LMP was on the 9th of last month. I never faced issues with my menstrual cycle. It is a regular 29 day cycle. We had an unprotected sex from 17th to 25th for every alternate day. I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) as on 10th is less than 1, then you are surely not pregnant. The symptoms are part of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) complex where stress and anxiety can often cause the scanty onset of menses. But, full flow ma...  Read Full »

Why do I have spotting and irregular periods for the last three months?

Query: I had my normal periods 3 months back. Then I started a 14 day abs workout challenge from. Then i missed my periods never happened. Then I experienced spotting for the first time in my life for 12 days. I got periods the month after and last month no periods. It is already 6th of this month, and I'm...  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi Don’t worry Let me help you with this There can be few possibilities 1. During this age group sometimes it takes time to your periods to become normal and regular. It’s mainly hormonal changes and the rhythm of the cycle which takes times. No need to panic for that. You can wait for som...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my spotting?

Query: Hi doctor, My LMP was on the 29th of the last month. On 2nd and 3rd this month, I had a mild spotting and on 4th, I got my periods as usual. What can be the reason for the spotting and delay as I have not got this kind of spotting before?  Read Full »


Dr. Sahana Rao

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you provide more information regarding the problem? Is it the first time your cycle got delayed? Were your periods regular all these years? Is the bleeding associated with pain? If it is the first time, do not worry. It might be a hormonal adjustment...  Read Full »

Why am I getting mid-cycle spotting?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been getting mid menstrual cycle spotting. Is it normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mid-cycle spotting is normal. There is nothing to worry. If it is associated with intermenstrual bleed, then you need to see a gynecologist who can examine you and rule out any infection. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist o...  Read Full »

Does spotting for the first time mean pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on the pill Lo Loestrin, but I have not been consistently taking it. My last period was on the 25th of last month and my average cycle is around 28 days. My husband and I had unprotected sex on 5th and 6th. I noticed some dark brown discharge on my underwear. When I wiped, it was mix...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The spotting that you are experiencing is probably you have not taken the pill regularly and withdrawal due to that. You had unprotected sex on day 11 and spotting on day 16. I do not think it is implantation bleeding. However, if you are keen to know whether you ...  Read Full »

How to control my spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been spotting for a month. Due to lockdown, I could not visit any doctor. Upon advice of my gynecologist, I started Pause 500 thrice daily for three days. Initially, the spotting reduced but since today again, there is an increase in the bleeding. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Few more history points on previous cycles, any other scan or blood tests or pap smear, body weight and height would have been helpful. Expecting all these to be normal. At this age either your hormone balance is disturbed, as egg count is reducing and support to the ...  Read Full »

What causes light brown spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, Age: 21 years, Female. I started my period a month back (24 June). I currently do not know the length of my period but it varies from 24-29 days, my last period was 24 days. According to my period tracking apps my ovulation day is the 30th of June (if it’s going by the 24 days l...  Read Full »


Dr. Monika Meena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your cycle duration and ovulatory periods, the time when you had contact, there are a few possibilities of the etiology of bleeding. The first one is that you might be having some ulcer or erosion out there in vagina or cervix which got further ulcerated whe...  Read Full »

Why am I having spotting even after getting a hysterectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am spotting for the past three days. I had complete hysterectomy about 23 years ago and I am not sexually active. Why am I spotting? Should I be concerned? I am currently on Plavix, Aspirin and Lipitor.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this is a postmenopausal bleeding and definitely needs a consultation. As you had a total hysterectomy, I presume it could be due to atrophic vaginitis. This can occur when your dry vagina gets torn following any kind of friction. I suggest you to stop sex for a few ...  Read Full »

Why do I get spotting during ovulation period?

Query: Hi doctor, In the ovulation phase, I am getting light spotting for the last 4 days. I am looking to conceive but I have PCOS. Is spotting be a sign of pregnancy? Our doctor suggested Meftal-Spas for relieving pain and bleeding. I have seen that during pregnancy this medicine should not be used. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When is your last menstrual period (LMP)? What is the ultrasound abdomen report? Are you on any oral contraceptive medication? Above you told just spotting and again you told bleeding which is the correct one? How many days cycle is yours? What about thyroid profile,...  Read Full »

Why did I not get my periods after having sex for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse for the first time on 10th without any ejaculation due to pain. Next day, there was bleeding. My periods were due on 13th and I had some clear blood spotting during urination with back pain. But, I did not have periods. I also had some spotting while urination on the 17t...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope your periods are regular and will be there for minimum three to four days. If your expected date of menses was on 13th, then you were on a safe date (10th) and no chance of pregnancy. Spotting could be from minor tears of hymen as it was for the first time. If you ...  Read Full »

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