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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Why am I spotting from the last eight months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old. I am not sexually active. I had spotting on the tenth and eleventh of this month and again from the fourteenth to sixteenth of the same month. I had the last ultrasound two years, and it showed no cysts. I am under a lot of stress and depression. Is this something seriou...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have two cycles in a month? Your question is not clear. There can be hormonal alterations during stress, which can affect your cycles.   Read Full »

Is it normal to have only spotting instead of normal bleeding after taking tablet Primolut-N?

Query: Hello doctor,As I did not get my periods for this month, I consulted a gynecologist, and she prescribed me Primolut-N. After four days of taking tablet Primolut-N, I am spotting. And it does not look like my normal period. Pregnancy beta hCG is also negative. Is it normal to have spotting?Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Primolut-N is a synthetic progesterone that helps initiate a period by increasing the progesterone content in the body. A decreased progesterone level causes missed or delayed periods. The period after Primolut-N will differ as f...  Read Full »

Is spotting for five without periods normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female, and I suffer from irregular periods. I have been spotting daily for the past five months without proper periods. I lost some weight because of this. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears like a hormonal imbalance which is common in young girls. But before I prescribe the required medication, it is important to know a few more things. So, kindly answer me the following; 1) Are there any chances of pregnancy? If ye...  Read Full »

After IUD, my vagina smells terrible with spotting. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I got an IUD about four months ago. Before the IUD, I would bleed for 3 to 4 days with no cramps. With the IUD, I spot almost every day, and the days I do not spot, it smells horrible. Then I get the worse cramps ever. Is it normal? My vagina has the worse smell.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.IUD (intrauterine device) does not really cause any infection, but in the initial 1 to 2 cycles, spotting may continue for long before it stops in some women.The concern here should be foul smell and discharge, which is likely due to vaginal infection mostly bacterial va...  Read Full »

Is spotting after 20 days of intercourse, a sign of implantation bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, About 20 days ago, my fiancee and I had sex. When she was getting off, the condom slipped but my semen did not come in contact with her. Just to be sure, we had a pregnancy test after four days, and it showed negative. We repeated the test again after 14 days, and it showed negative a...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, How are you doing? The only way to confirm her pregnancy, is to take the urine pregnancy test at least one day after the expected date of periods. If a confirmation is required, take a serum beta hCG test. This can detect a pregnancy, even in its earliest stage. This shows a positive even b...  Read Full »

Why do I have spotting for more than 15 days after my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been spotting for more than 15 days without any pain. I had periods before 20 days, and it has not completely disappeared. I am married but had not had sex in the last two years. I had missing and irregular menstrual cycle once a year, but never like this. I had progesterone six ye...  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are spotting for the first time, then I suggest tablet Trapic (Tranexamic acid) thrice daily until bleeding stops. If it persists, then visit your nearest obstetrician and gynecologist and get an internal examination and pap smear. For further information consult...  Read Full »

Will taking of Provera for irregular periods cause intermittent bleeding and spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee has a history of irregular periods, and her periods gets delayed every month. Recently, her period got delayed for two weeks, so she took Provera for five days. After the second day of stopping Provera, she got her periods. On the second day of her bleeding, we got sexually ...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is very less chance of conceiving when a female is menstruating. In your case, there was no intercourse, so the chances are very less. But, we need to know the reason for spotting: Some hormonal imbalance. PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). Pregnancy, wh...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a contraceptive pill that is safe to use with few side effects.

Query: Hi doctor,I and my fiance aged 23 are trying to figure out which oral contraceptive should we go for. She does not have any medical condition yet. Her father has high diabetes, and she had a foot corn sometime back, for which she is wearing corrective sandals. She wears lenses, and her periods are r...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the information you have given, Novelon (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol) oral contraceptive pills will best suit her. But before that, she should get her fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, and complete blood count checked. Novelon has low hormonal conten...  Read Full »

Does spotting after six days of taking I-pill mean no pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced vaginal bleeding today. I had protected sex for the first time nine days back, but the condoms came off midway. As a precautionary step, I took a tablet I-pill after six hours of the sex. I had intercourse on the eighth day of my cycle. My menstrual cycle lasts for 28 to...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, I understand your concern, Bleeding or spotting after taking tablet I-pill is a side effect, as I-pill contains synthetic progesterone, which causes hormonal imbalance and prevents pregnancy. This hormonal imbalance can cause side effects like spotting, irregular bleeding, bloating, nausea,...  Read Full »

After insertion of Mirena IUD, I have spotting every day. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a Mirena IUD inserted before 18 months. I used to spot for a day or so in every few months. But, for the last two weeks, I have been spotting every day. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is one of the complications of LNG-IUD (Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device) or Mirena. The Levonorgestrel being released by the IUD makes the inner lining of the uterus or the endometrium so thin that it will just give way. Let me give you a few facts. By ...  Read Full »

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