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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 it normal to have irregular periods while taking birth control pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I have not gotten my period in about two weeks. But a few days ago, I started bleeding and I think it may have been spotting. But it stopped quickly and I have had a little bit of bleeding every day. I have been having really bad period cramps in my right abdominal area. I have been takin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. These days PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is very common, especially in young populations, with the symptoms of irregular periods, scanty periods, acne, excessive weight gain are commonly seen...  Read Full »

I bled despite protected sex and a negative pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected intercourse two months back, after which I had light spotting just after 8 days of intercourse, followed by light bleeding for 3 days. I took a pregnancy test after 8, 9, and 10 days and they were all negative. However, I bled again for the next seven days. Can I be pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern, As per your description, this is not a sign of pregnancy, but we cannot also exclude the pregnancy by this. In the early days, the kit might show false results. It would have been better if I would have known your l...  Read Full »

I had intercourse, and took I-pill the next morning. I have not appropriately bled for the last two months. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had intercourse a few days ago this month and took I-pill the next morning. I started light bleeding, and the next day it was lighter. It may not be a period but withdrawal blood, but I have not appropriately bled for the last two months, only light bleeding for three days. What should I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is ubiquitous especially in the young population. Irregular periods, scanty menses, acne, and excessive weight gain are commonly seen in PCOS. Since you have been expecting scanty menses for three months,...  Read Full »

I am married and planning for a baby. I noticed stomach pain and a pink blood spot after sex on ovulation days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am married and planning for a baby. I feel pain in the lower part of my stomach after having sex on ovulation for three days. And yesterday night, I had a pink blood spot. When I woke up in the morning, there were red spots like a half pad filled with lower stomach pain. I just need t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Sometimes during ovulation, some spotting or slight bleeding may occur, and there is nothing to worry about. This early, we cannot predict anything about pregnancy, and these symptoms also do not indicate anything about ...  Read Full »

I have a delayed period with a negative pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex during the first week of this month after which I noticed spotting two weeks later. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but I doubted that since my period date for this month is delayed. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you had intercourse around your ovulation day so there are some chances of getting pregnant. There is a possibility that the spotting you got could be implantation bleeding. Sometimes the at-home pregnancy test kit might show false results in the early days. So I wo...  Read Full »

I am trying to get pregnant for last 3 months and been sexually active. Recently, I noticed some blood discharge that never happened before. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, It is the third month that I am trying for a child and I had the first day of my last cycle last month and I have been having intercourse for a few days. Now I felt that some blood came out and this has never happened before. Is it normal at this stage or is there something wrong? Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If you are planning for a baby then you should start taking tablet folic acid once daily. Also to increase the chances of pregnancy you should have regular intercourse during your ovulation day which is around the 14th d...  Read Full »

I have delayed period and spotting after protected sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a regular cycle but my period is delayed by 3 days. I had protected sex (he also withdrew before ejaculating) on the 15th day of my cycle. But we noticed blood coming from inside of me. Right now, I have stomach cramps and a gassy stomach. I have been so stressed lately. Please ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As you had intercourse around your ovulation day so there is little chance of getting pregnant (in case there was precum). But sometimes periods might get delayed by 1 or 2 weeks because of some stress or any recent...  Read Full »

Though my pregnancy tests are negative, I still have not got my period. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing some unusual issues with my menstrual cycle. Last month, instead of my period, I had spotting this month. I am feeling cramps, but I have not gotten my period yet. Based on my calculations, I should have started my period by now. I am feeling very worried about this. I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding your menstrual cycle. Irregular periods and scanty menses could occur due to various reasons, including stress, recent illness, PCOS, or thyroid disorders. It is important to diagnose the underlying cause to start appropr...  Read Full »

I got spotting within 14 days of my menstrual cycle for five days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I a 23-year-old, my weight is 114 pounds, and my height is 5 feet and 1 inch. I got my period within 14 days and it lasted for five days. The bleeding is spotting brownish in color. I am having a headache for the last three days and sometimes my stomach aches too. What to do to stop thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If you are not sexually active and have not taken any hormonal pills in between then this could be an ovulation spotting. It occurs sometimes and there is no need to worry about it. You do not need to take any medical ...  Read Full »

My partner has spotting and backache after intercourse. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, We had protected sex a few days ago, but due to our low confidence, we thought that maybe the ejaculation could be somehow done inside, and we got panicked, so without wasting time, in the morning took a contraceptive pill. And it has been almost 13 days now. Three days ago, she felt that...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It would have been better if I had known her last menstrual date. Sometimes some bleeding or spotting could occur during ovulation, usually around the 14th day of the menstrual cycle. There is also the possibility of withdrawal bleeding af...  Read Full »

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