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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How to deal with bleeding after sex and smelly vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old with three children, and my periods stopped a few months ago. After some time, I got a short period for one time; then it stopped for another three months. I started feeling unwell and thought it was just due to stress. I had some discharge, which was not itchy but h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Post-coital bleeding, along with vaginal discharge and menstrual abnormalities, must be further investigated. It can be due to uterine causes like a polyp or more likely due to cervical causes like polyp, erosion, LSIL (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion), etc. ...  Read Full »

I am bleeding after using vibrator. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I am a virgin, but I masturbate quite a bit. Before, it was around at least once per day but it has been dying down to mainly the weekends. I use a vibrator and it is not actually a vibrator but a small hand-held massager for the back. I use it on my clitoris a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Masturbation does not generally hold a great risk but it does cause some complications. Frequent masturbation causes addiction. The mild bleeding you experience with the use of the vibrator could be due to local injury to the vaginal mucosa following a stimulating con...  Read Full »

Does my bleeding following positive pregnancy test mean I am losing it?

Query: Hello doctor, My period was late for a week. LMP was 35 days back. Did HPT three days back with the result being a positive pink line. But, yesterday evening, started bleeding period like and continuing so. So, am I pregnant or do I lose it? I will be grateful if you can kindly address my concern.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the previous home pregnancy test was faint positive then this leaves in a dilemma if you were into pregnancy or not. So you now need to get a serum beta hCG test done, which is a blood test. If the hCG levels are more than 5 mIU then you are surely pregnant and th...  Read Full »

I took I-pill after 6th and 14th hour of intercourse. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I took two I-pills after sixth hour and 14th hour of sexual intercourse. Then, a week later I got vaginal bleeding for five days. Am I pregnant? When can I expect my next periods?  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not pregnant. Your next period will be by first week of next month. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Please suggest pills to stop bleeding after an I-pill.

Query: Hello doctor, I had got my periods last week, which was a normal menstrual cycle. Suddenly, yesterday night (a week later) I woke up to a very heavy vaginal bleeding while last night I slept without any such problem. Last week I also had an i-pill. Please guide me to what exactly it is?  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bleeding could be due to withdrawal effect caused by i-pill. But it should not be heavy and continuous. If there is heavy bleeding and if it continues for more than 2-3 days/more than your normal menstrual bleeding, please visit a gynaecologist for examination to rul...  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 put something inside my private area, and when I took it out, it started bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 15-year-old female, and I have put something inside my private area, and when I took it out, it started bleeding. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Sree Gouri Sr

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your description, there is a possibility of injury to either hymen or vaginal mucosa. If the bleeding is minimal, which may be due to mild abrasion, that will subside usually. If the bleeding is persistent, better to consult your gynecologist once, get e...  Read Full »

Having painful sex six weeks postpartum and cervix closed too soon. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, Having painful sex six weeks postpartum and five weeks after my obgyn had to suction blood out of my uterus because my cervix closed too soon. Wondering if this is normal or if I should set up an appointment to be checked out. I am female, 23 years old. I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is normal, sometimes body takes a little longer time to heal especially if there was instrumentation being done with the uterus. If you do not have any pain otherwise or any never, discharge or excessive bleeding then you do not have to worry. It is just that...  Read Full »

What Precautions Need To Be Taken For Having Low Lying Placenta?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am in my first trimester of pregnancy. My 10 weeks 4 days ultrasound showed a very healthy baby of 36 mm with movements and strong heart beat. It is great news. It also mentioned that anterior placenta extending on the lower end. My gynecologist did not seem conce...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is too early to judge about placental position. Secondly with growth of baby, placenta normally moves up. So, there is nothing of concern right now. Regarding precautions, low lying placenta which is also known as placenta previa may sometimes bleed (manifests as v...  Read Full »

How To Delay Periods Without Any Side Effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 year old female, and I am getting married this month, and I am going for my honeymoon. So, I want to delay my periods without any side effect. I am still a virgin, so I do not want to ruin my honeymoon. So, please suggest the best medicine. When to start taking it, in what dose, ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by congratulating you in advance for your wedding. There are many methods, all using hormones, to either prepone or postpone the period. I would like to suggest the simplest and the best method. I would not confuse you with too many dates, as these hormone...  Read Full »

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