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

Query: Hi, My periods got over 10 days back, but i started getting very itchy vagina and very thick white discharge from next day onwards. After 4 days, I started bleeding again but it was like spotting. After someone suggested, i did pregnancy test and it came out positive with very light second line on ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: dear, welcome to iclinq. com saw ur queries. The vaginal itching after cycles voild most probably be candidal infection. if it continues you need to take antifungals. Was there a delay in this cycle ( from your usual) ? weakly positive test, followed by a negative is unlikely to be pregnancy .. ...  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 profil...  Read Full »

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

Query: Pain during intercourse , spotting after, burning urine. Chronic pain, and it is getting worse. I am birth control pills. Went to the doctor about it they said I didn’t have any sti’s or std’s.   Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. If the infection are ruled out, then the chronic pain could be due to a condition called Endometriosis, where there can be severe pain during periods, and in worse cases it can be a while passing motion or while having sexual intercourse. Please get an ultrasound done to ...  Read Full »

Why am I spotting after a positive home pregnancy test?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 days late for my period. I got my home pregnancy test positive. But, the next day I had a brown color spotting and yesterday afternoon I had brown color bleeding with heavy abdominal cramps. And today, there is no bleeding, but spotting just like on the first day. I am confuse...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do see a gynecologist as early as possible. You are having a threatened miscarriage. Also, get a scan done to rule out ectopic pregnancy. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obs...  Read Full »

Can spotting occur during early pregnancy?

Query: Hello good morning, This is not covid related. I just want to ask something since I cannot go out for check up. I am delayed for 11 days and yesterday I started to have spotting. It is unusual to me since I know if I have my period. I don't feel any cramps yesterday and even today. The flow is not h...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Welcome to icliniq.com. As the pregnancy test is negative it's less likely to be pregnancy.... however inview of false negatives with preg card, do a blood test called serum beta hcg to confirm it..... sometimes cycle can be delayed due to hormonal changes, stress, increase in wt, alteration in the...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello! I am a 20 year old female. I have a few questions regarding my IUD,HPV, and BV. The itch around the genital area I had first last year, and it went away and came back three days ago. The OB said I was spotting (I recently got my IUD when I visited the OB) 1. I got my copper IUD last year, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, I understand that your IUD and the vaginal infection is troubling you. Regarding the IUD,it's normal to have spotting after putting it in for some time.I assume you are having regular periods .If so wait for a month as your bleeding is not heavy.If it does not normalise,then it's wise to see a ...  Read Full »

Is spotting normal during early pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I always have regular periods with a 28 day cycle. I have pregnancy like symptoms for the past two weeks. I feel nausea, cramps, strong smell, etc. Actually, my period was ahead of due. For the past 15 days I have very light watery bleeding started and is still on. It i...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. Based on your symptoms, pregnancy is a possibility. But, as you said your periods are due now you can wait for another four days. If you did not get periods, then do a urine strip test for pregnancy. At this time no one ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for light bleeding during menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on birth control and taking it regularly the majority of the time. I had sex on February 16 and he did not use a condom but used pull out method. I had my period the week before. I had a period on time the next month, but it is lighter. This past month, I had a very light period ...  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I presume that you have not missed your birth control pill and I presume that your cycles are regular. In that case, your egg release would happen around 12 to 16 th day of your period if you count the first day of period as day 1. You had int...  Read Full »

Why is my period three days late and irregular?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive. My periods have been irregular for years and never come on time. I am using an application to calculate my cycle as best as I can. I should have ovulated on 7th and my period should have started on 26th, however it did not. Yesterday, when I wiped there was a stri...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A delay of three days is not considered as irregularity. Also, urine home pregnancy test is not sensitive before eight days past missed menses. Please rule out any chances of pregnancy with a serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) as of now. If the hCG...  Read Full »

Can light cramps with spotting indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend is having light cramps and today she observed slight spotting. Her last two menstrual cycles were 32 and 37 days long and her last periods started a month back. We engaged in unprotected intercourse one week later once with us stopping and taking protection in between. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinodhini P

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can help you with this. With the history I think her periods are a little irregular. The time of sexual intercourse is not much near her ovulation time and if you have not ejaculated inside, the chance of pregnancy is very rare. If you have had no unprotected inter...  Read Full »

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