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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I am bleeding after drinking lemonade. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been bleeding for a while now. At first, I thought it was my period, but not very sure. It all started when I drank lemonade. I mixed the 100 % lemon juice with water, sugar, and ice, drank two to three cups of it, and started to bleed. I also have a painful bump on the left side o...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Please do understand that you should always not feel embarrassed when it comes to health. Always remember, never squeeze the bumps as they may become more painful and infectious. It would be better if you could send cl...  Read Full »

I observed small amounts of blood on my undergarments after my periods were over a week ago. What could be the cause for the bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my periods a week ago, but today when I went to the bathroom, there was a small amount of blood on my underwear, and after I pooped, there was a small amount of blood in that as well. The bleeding has stopped since then. Please advise on what could be the reason behind this? Than...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The bleeding may be due to an infection which can be either a urinary tract infection or a pelvic inflammatory disease. You can go for antibiotics, coagulation agents, and douching of the vagina with an antiseptic solution and vaginal pessary. If possible, kindly d...  Read Full »

I had a incident where only the tip of the penis went inside, but I saw blood when wiping. Did I lose my virginity?

Query: Hi doctor,I was a virgin. Something happened to me six months back. He only put the tip of the penis in, so I was like, I did not lose my virginity. Before the incident, I went to the restroom, wiped myself, and saw blood. It was like I got my period. And even after the incident, when I wiped myself...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details you presented and the image you shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I can fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Although it is impossible to tell without physical examination, but with the detail...  Read Full »

Should I take contraceptive pills even after attaining menopause ten years back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old female. My last period was more than 10 years ago. I was confirmed menopausal by a blood test taken back then. Do I need to take any contraception in the rare case of my having an intercourse? I have heard of older women, well past the menopausal age, getting pregnan...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nil chance of pregnancy. Do not worry.  Please do not take any hormonal pills as they may harm you. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

I got vaginal bleeding with abdominal pain and bloating few days after completing my periods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I got vaginal bleeding four days after my periods (I usually have periods for seven days). I also experience abdominal pain, bloating, and fever. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will need a few answers to the following questions. 1) Is it frank bleeding or just spotting? 2) Was this period a regular one or delayed? 3) Have you had any sexually transmitted infections (STI) previously? 4) Is the abdominal pain localized to any side? If the...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding continuously for three weeks after missing a dose of a birth control pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I was prescribed a birth control pill to stop an ovarian cyst about two months ago. I have been taking the pill regularly, but I missed a day. I have been sexually active. I have now been bleeding for three weeks without a stop. My doctor told me to stop taking the pill until the blee...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? Please do not get stressed out. You are fine. All this while, you have been trying to control the symptoms of the cyst, when the real cause of this cyst, which is anovulation is still present. Let me explain. You are not pregnant. I say this becau...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a woman to bleed after she has sex for the first time?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my wife had bleeding for a minute after we had sex for the first time. What would be the reason for this problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I presume that your wife had bleeding through her vagina.If it is the first time that you both had sex, then you need not have to worry at all. This is due to the rupture of a thin membrane which covers the vaginal orifice (opening). This membrane is called the hym...  Read Full »

Is it normal to bleed during the sixteenth week of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24-years-old female, and I am 16 weeks pregnant. I had slight bleeding six days ago. I immediately went to the hospital and checked for the baby's heartbeat, and it was fine. Then, I was examined with a speculum, which showed cervical erosion. After removing the speculum, I was b...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you have an ultrasound scan or only listen to fetal heartbeat when you went for the examination? If you had a scan, does it mention any intrauterine bleeding or subchorionic hematoma? There should not be any bleeding after speculum examination. Since you are...  Read Full »

Why does my mother get vaginal bleeding suddenly after five years?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother was not having her periods from the past five years, but from yesterday, she started bleeding again. In these five years, she has not even bled for a single day. Why is she bleeding all of a sudden? What can be the cause?  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Five years no menstruation and now bleeding needs some detailed examination and investigations. Consult a nearby gynecologist, and let him or her see the source of the bleeding. Get an ultrasonography done.If bleeding is from the uterus, then your mom might need to get...  Read Full »

Why did the nurse question me about cancer medication during a uterus examination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old female. My symptoms are blood and urine discharge after menopause, severe lower back pain and hemorrhoid. These symptoms have been happening for weeks now. Also, recently I had problems with my kidneys, but it is good now. I went for uterus examination today, and the nu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Arsenic trioxide is a drug used for blood cancer. It has a common side effect of vaginal bleeding. The nurse might just want to rule out that as a cause. Also, postmenopausal bleeding has multiple causes like polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, etc., and one of them is cance...  Read Full »

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