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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Is spotting in the urine normal after getting umbilical hernia surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old female, my weight is 49 kg, and my height is 157 cm. I had umbilical hernia surgery about two weeks ago. After surgery, there was abdominal drainage attached to me. It was left for about five days, and I removed it. Everything was fine, but now from three days ago, I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Srikanth

General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to ask a few questions: 1) Are your cycles always regular? 2) Do you have any cramp-like pain? 3) Do you have any history of diabetes or hypertension? 4) Do you have any history of burning while passing urine? Please answer these questions so that I can h...  Read Full »

Does a positive hCG test after 40 days of abortion indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abortion at five weeks of gestation 40 days ago. Twenty days after the abortion, I had my follow-up when I still tested positive for hCG. After one week of the follow-up, I got a transvaginal ultrasound scan in which my uterus was empty. And I still tested positive for hCG. Toda...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can test positive for hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) even two months after an abortion. This may be associated with spotting and sometimes a passage of clots. However, the hCG post-abortion comes down drastically immediately after the ...  Read Full »

What causes prolonged and irregular menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor,I have got my period late by 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 would not say the flow is heavy or regular. For the past seven days, it has been a tiny spot only in the morning. So, I am not sur...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are safe and doing good. I understand from your query that you had a delayed period followed by continuous bleeding or spotting. You have one episode of two months delay previously. May I know how long it has been since you started getting your periods? It wo...  Read Full »

I have spotting with watery mucus mid-cycle after a miscarriage. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to have a regular menstrual cycle. But since the last four months, I noticed spotting mixed with watery mucus in the mid of the cycle. I was put on birth control pills a year back, but I still got pregnant and had a miscarriage six months back. After two months of my miscarriage, I...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel your weight is the biggest issue here. Try to reduce your weight by avoiding junk food, red meat, etc. Try having a high-fiber and protein-rich diet and doing regular exerci...  Read Full »

I was spotting and got a negative pregnancy test, which was positive before. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods got over ten days back, but I started getting an itchy vagina and very thick white discharge from the next day onwards. After four days, I started bleeding again, but it was like spotting. After someone suggested, I did a pregnancy test, and it came out positive with a very...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The vaginal itching after cycles can most probably be a candidal infection. If it continues, you need to take antifungals. Was there a delay in this cycle (from your usual)? A weakly positive test, followed by a negative, is unlikely to be pregnancy. The spotting can...  Read Full »

Are cervical polyps harmful?

Query: Hello doctor,Can polyps cyst in the right ovary, if not removed, may convert into cancer? The size of the follicular cyst is 25 mm, and 24 mm when noted. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Actually, polyps and cysts are both different things. The cyst will not convert into any concern or abnormal growth. But polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue that can be benign, which is not harmful. You have a polyp in the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus...  Read Full »

What causes pain during intercourse, spotting after, and burning on urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain during intercourse. I have spotting after having burning urine. I have chronic pain and it is getting worse. I am taking birth control pills. I consulted a doctor and they told me that I do not have any STI or STD.   Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the infections are ruled out, then chronic pain can occur due to a condition called endometriosis. You can have severe pain during periods. In worse cases, you have pain while passing motion or while having sexual intercourse. Do an ultrasound to rule out endomet...  Read Full »

Is it possible to calculate the exact day of conception?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an ultrasound scan of my pregnancy, trying to figure out the likely day I had intercourse to understand paternity. I do not remember the last period I had. I had a nuva ring I should have changed, but I forgot. However, I have a scan taken from 2 days ago to upload with all the m...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and will surely help you. However, it is a very early stage to say anything with conviction. However, based upon the details presented by you and the information presented in USG (ultrasonography), it is appearing to be a pregnancy d...  Read Full »

Can spotting occur during early pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,My period got delayed for 11 days and yesterday, I had some spotting. It is unusual for me as I have regular periods. I do not have any cramps and my flow is not heavy. Sometimes I have dizziness. I did a pregnancy test and it showed me a negative result. Is there any possibility for me to...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As your pregnancy test was negative, you have a less likely chance to be pregnant. In view of false-negative results, you can do a blood test called serum beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) to confirm it. Sometimes, your cycles can get delayed due to hormonal chan...  Read Full »

Please answer my questions regarding IUD, HPV, and BV.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female. I have some questions regarding IUD, HPV, and BV. I have some itching around the genital area for three days now. Previously, I had this issue before a year and it went away. Now it is coming back again. I consulted a gynecologist and she told me that I have some...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your IUD and vaginal infection are causing trouble in you. Regarding IUD (intrauterine device), it is normal to have spotting after putting it for some time. I assume that you are having regular periods. If so, you can wait for a month. If it ...  Read Full »

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