Vaginal Bleeding

Vaginal bleeding apart from menstruation is a sign of some problem in the reproductive system. Some of the causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding are cervical or uterine cancer, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, perimenopause, sexually transmitted infections, and uterine polyps.

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Is vaginal bleeding a side effect of taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an I-pill eight days back (within 72 hours of unprotected sex), but since yesterday I have been experiencing vaginal bleeding, which is slightly on the heavier side though not as much as my regular menses. There is ten days more for my expected period date, which is why I am co...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a withdrawal bleeding following the emergency contraceptive pill used. A disturbing pattern of bleeding is expected after hormonal withdrawal pills. Here is your case; it is mostly because of the hormonal effect of the emergency contraceptive pill that ha...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting pregnant with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS and have not had a period for over a year. Now, I have a partner and we do not use protection. Two days ago, I woke up with a light bleed and that lasted for a few hours and disappeared. Then, the same thing happened today and I bled for a few hours. I took a pregnancy test an...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With so much prolonged amenorrhea, ovulation is unlikely to have occurred and pregnancy is less likely. Kindly use barrier contraceptive (condom) for three weeks and repeat home pregnancy test. If it comes negative, then pregnancy is almost ruled out. Absence of menstru...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive and this month I bled little early with scanty bleeding. Is this pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period started a month back and I have a regular cycle of around 32 days. I am trying to conceive and I also noted date during ovulation and implantation dip but suddenly a few days back, I started to bleed which was dark brown in color initially and the amount was less than p...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are trying to conceive, there is always the possibility that you are indeed pregnant. However, it is just a month and at this point, it is too early to tell what is going on for sure. The light bleeding could be implantation bleeding or it can be regular perio...  Read Full »

I have severe constipation and bloating problem, with slight vaginal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female, and I have been experiencing major constipation from the last month. Every time I eat, I experience bloating, and I am unable to go to the toilet later on. Have tried taking Sennetabs, Metamucil, increasing fiber, and water in the diet. I have this problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would need a little bit more history, How many times during a week do you have a bowel movement? Please go online and type Bristol stool chart, and let me know the consistency and type of the stools you are having in general from a month. Have you had diarrhea before...  Read Full »

I got my periods after taking an I-pill. Is pregnancy ruled out?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my period after taking an I-pill the very next day that was heavy and the period lasted for five days. Is it safe? Is pregnancy ruled out?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better that you get a serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test done to conclusively rule out pregnancy as bleeding usually do not start the next day post the intake of the I-pill. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologi...  Read Full »

How long does it take for bleeding due to placental abruption to stop?

Query: Vaginal bleeding after 32weeks pregnant. After visit to the hospital, docs said it was preterm labor & placenta abruption. Discharged after 2days 1night, was given bed rest, bleeding almost came to a stop but few days have passed and bleeding either has increased in amount some days or there has be...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi This is a very tricky situation. If the bleeding behind your placenta (abruption) has stopped on inside the pregnancy can be safely continued. The collected blood may keep coming out of vagina for even a week. but it should not be bright red fresh blood.if however the bleeding on inside doesn't s...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain and bleeding after being fingered?

Query: Hello doctor, A few months now, I have been experiencing discomfort and bleeding after being fingered. It does not really happen during sexual intercourse though. I have an urge to urinate even after urinating. And it stings and the urine will sometimes come out at different random times. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Ushasi Mukherjee

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you noticed the bleeding while you urinate also? Or else only after fingering? In view of your past episodes of UTI (urinary tract infection) it seems the same has recurred again as suggested by the pain after urinating. On top of that since women's urethral o...  Read Full »

Why does my vagina bleed when I get aroused?

Query: Hello doctor, I bleed whenever I get wet and horny. I am currently taking a Depo shot every three months and Adderall every day for ADHD. I am 15 years old. My height is 5'6 and I weigh about 200 pounds. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Abnormal uterine bleeding is the most common side effect of Depo-Provera therapy, especially in the early months of use. It is a problem whenever bleeding continues for more than 14 days, is heavy, or symptoms such as pelvic pain accompany it. Bleeding irregularities t...  Read Full »

I get normal to heavy bleeding post medical abortion. Is this something to be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a medical abortion during my 7th week of pregnancy, and bleeding lasted for 10 days. A few days after, the bleeding stopped and I had pain in the right lower abdomen that lasted for 24 hours. Two weeks later bleeding started again which I thought was my first period. It was brow...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. Having prolonged irregular bleeding after medical termination is not a normal phenomenon. It definitely indicates some problem. One of the most common causes for prolonged bleeding could be retained products of conception which need to be evacuated or sometimes a...  Read Full »

Why are there frequent cramps with vaginal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, After two weeks of LMP, I had mild cramps and non-stop light vaginal bleeding, it lasted for three days. I experienced non-stop light vaginal bleeding, once again after this month periods. This morning, I started to have light bleeding again. Given my concerns, I had bloodwork this we...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Overall looks like normal. There is no ultrasound scan which is required if you having irregular bleeding. Secondly there are 100s of hormones producing and out of which we can do tests of few only. So cannot say by 100 % that it is not hormonal issue. Irregular menses ...  Read Full »

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