Noticed bleeding after periods. Miscarriage? Implantation bleeding? - Online Doctor Chats
I am hoping you can help me
Sure I can
How are you doing?
a lilttle anxious
i had my periods on the 15th of this month as usual
From this afternoon I have been bleeding again. I am currently using a combination pill.
what may be causing the bleeding?
How old are you XXXXXX?
How severe is the bleeding?
it just started, but i can feel its a little light.... not the thick dark discharge i have during my periods
its comparitively less
no pain as such but what do you mean by vaginal discharge ?
like a fluid (other than blood) coming from the vagina
not that i noticed
this happened around afternoon today... i am using a pad now... but no staining till now
How long have you been married?
i got married in Oct 2011
Ok, XXXXXXX what you are currently having is called intermenstrual bleeding
It can occur due to a variety of reasons
This includes stress, hormonal abnormalities, or some sort of infection in the vagina or the cervix
This is not something you need to worry about and it would subside on its own
or a very early miscarriage?
IS there any other complaint like weight gain, lethargy, difficult sleeping, depression?
yes, have been feeling tired
If you take your pills regularly, the OCP is one of the safest contraceptive methods available
and have gained some weight in the last 3 months
The failure rate is exceedingly low
Have you been eating and exercising the same way as before?
yes, not much has changed in my life style, but i have gained more that a little weight
How much, any idea?
Even though the possibility is low, XXXXXXX I suggest you get yourself investigated for hypothyroidism
If that is normal, I can be confident I have ruled this out
and what if there is no more bleeding tomorrow, what does that mean
In all probability, it will stop on its own
I expect it to stop quickly
I also want you to see a gynaecologist and get a Pap smear done and a local examination done
So we have ruled out any local lesion
let me write these down
and since you are married, I want you take this Pap smear once every year
do i need anything else?
I think it must be some local trauma or some stress that we are looking at
ok. one more question
my body temperature is ususlly a little high. always
Its normal if its always like that
as long as you take 2-3 litres of water, you should be good
i will keep that in mind
so these tests u suggested can wait few days, or do i need them right now
No, you can wait and get it done
Its not an emergency at all
ok, i'm feeling much better now
Thanks for consulting me
Is there anything else I can help you with?
no thank you
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