Withdrawal Bleeding

Withdrawal bleeding is the monthly bleeding women on regular birth control pills experience during the pill-free period (or placebo week). Withdrawal bleed is not exactly the same as a menstrual bleed. It is caused by a slight change in hormonal levels and is much lighter than periods and also lasts fewer days.

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Will I be able to conceive naturally with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I got married before 1.5 years. I have had PCOS since I was young. I remember that I had various types of medication as I did not get my periods regularly in the initial stages. My mother had taken me to many doctors, including Ayurveda, homeopathy, and allopathy. Befor...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.It is good that you continued Ginette 35 (Cyproterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol) to date. Your menses would have been regular after being placed on Ginette 35 to date as I presume. If you wish to conceive, then you must stop the pills after completing this pack and ...  Read Full »

My partner had vomiting and little bleeding four hours after taking an I-pill. Is this due to pregnancy or withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner had the last day of her period at the end of the last month. We had unprotected sex in the start of this month as soon as her periods stopped. She took an I-pill after four to five hours. But after two to three hours of taking the pill, she vomited. She felt a little blee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you already had intercourse on her safe period plus you also took an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, then there is a negligible chance of getting pregnant. If she would have vomited within an hour then we could have said the pill w...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing withdrawal bleeding after 21 days pill. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had withdrawal bleeding 21 days after taking pills and I took pills three days after having unprotected sex. My period is 28 days cycle but this time it has been delayed for three days. I am having cramps for seven days.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Pills for delaying periods are due to hormones that interfere with normal cycles and then after quitting medications, some time is needed for the body to move back to the normal hormonal cycle. You have not mentioned your previous medical and...  Read Full »

My girlfriend took an I-pill after three hours, as the condom broke during sex. Should bleeding occur one week after taking the pill?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex with my girlfriend during her period using condoms, but it broke. She took a contraceptive pill (I-pill) after three hours. Now it is more than a week. Is it necessary for bleeding to occur after one week of taking the contraceptive pill? I am scared. Please answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. If the condom breaks during intercourse, there is a risk of pregnancy. However, your girlfriend did the right thing by taking an emergency contraceptive pill, such as I-pill (Levonorgestrel), within three hou...  Read Full »

Can intake of I-pill cause withdrawal bleeding and cramps in me?

Query: Hello doctor, Me and my partner had unprotected sex, and she took I-pill within 72 hours (but after 24 hours), and now after 8 to 9 days of taking the pill, she is having mild cramps similar to period and also mild bleeding (just a few spots), but the discharge is brownish in color, and this is the...  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. Spotting or sometimes profuse bleeding accompanied by cramps are the most common side effects after taking the emergency pill. This is due to the high-level hormones (Progesterone) contained in the pill. However, this is difficult to differe...  Read Full »

I had sex two days after my period and took an I pill. But, I did not have any bleeding till now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my last period at the end of the last month. I had sex two days after my period and took a pill the next day. I did not have bleeding or period till now. Is this normal or should I worry about this? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to iclinic.comI understand your concern.It would be better if you could send me your complete detailed history regarding menstruation. I would suggest getting a beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) to know the exact status of your pregnancy. Hormonal contraceptives can delay periods...  Read Full »

I took an I-pill 12 within 12 hours of unprotected sex on the first day of my period. When can I expect the withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex on the first day of my period. There was no penetration, but the penis was rubbed against the vagina, and I was scared about pregnancy from precum. So I took an I-pill within 12 hours on the second day of my period. Today is the fourth day, and I am still bleeding....  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Absolutely there was no need of taking an I-pill (Levonorgestrel) as it happened during your periods. Now your bleeding may be due to I-pill. Do not wait for withdrawal bleed as you took a tablet during your period...  Read Full »

I took an I-pill within 48 hours of nonpenetrative sex, but I had brown discharge followed by bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had nonpenetrative sex with my partner using a condom, but after removing the condom he ejaculated a little near my genitals and outside my vagina. I took an emegency pill within 48 hours but got a brown discharge followed by bleeding. The bleeding decreased eventually and b...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can understand your concern. First of all please do not worry about pregnancy, your beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is negative. 1. Beta hCG usually comes positive after 14 days of conception so if it is less than five on 17th day...  Read Full »

Does lactation and typhoid after withdrawal bleeding mean pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiancee a month back. I gave her Unwanted 72 in the 48 to 72 hours bracket. She had her period ten days back. Today she is experiencing some lactation and also suffering from typhoid. Is she pregnant? What to do? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As she had a withdrawal bleed, so chances of pregnancy are minimal. The lactation could be due to high prolactin levels due to hyperprolactinemia which needs to be investigated with serum prolactin levels. However, the best way to rule out pregnancy if you are still ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex on the third day of my period and took contraceptive pill. But I did not have bleeding. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the third day of my period. But to be safe, I had contraceptive pills within 10 hours. My period cycle is of usually 28 to 30 days. I am worried because I did not get withdrawal bleeding till now. Last time I got bleeding on the fourth day, and my period got d...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any hormonal imbalances? I suggest you take a beta hCG (human choriogonadotropin) blood pregnancy test to avoid the chances of being pregnant. Sometimes the body responds differently. You might have some irregularity in the cycle, but with time may recover....  Read Full »

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