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I had intercourse using protection but after that i have had milder periods and there was also spotting in between the cycle. I also have history of irregular periods. Can i be pregnant or is it Normal?

Last Updated - Fri, Mar 16 2018

Detailed Question:

I had intercourse with my boyfriend in January and we used protection but being a woman I was still paranoid and anxiously waited for my periods.

I have always had irregular periods but my dates were lately regular and I got my periods on the regular date but this time the flow was comparatively lighter. They lasted for 5-6 days the next month I got my periods again and again they were comparatively milder and lasted 5-6 days. 

But then 15 days later there was spotting again and it seemed like It was my periods started again and this has been going on for 7 days.
I have been reading online and this could be a late exit of the uterine wall that got left behind. But I'm scared , is there any chance I could be pregnant ? 
I don't have any signs of pregnancy but I might be gaining weight but that could be normal weight gain as well as I am naturally healthy person who tends to eat a lot. 

Please Advise.

Category: Gynaecology


Dr. Ritu Choudhary

MBBS, MS (OBG)

The symptoms you display are signs of normal periods. 


A wide variety of factors can be responsible for irregular periods, among them:

  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Overexercise
  • Poor nutrition (or a diet too high in carbohydrates)
  • Smoking
  • Drug use
  • Caffeine
  • Excessive alcohol use (interfering with how the liver metabolizes estrogen and progesterone)
  • Eating disorders
  • Increased stress
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome/Estrogen dominance
  • Uterine abnormalities (fibroids/cysts/polyps/endometriosis)
  • Hormonal imbalances related to perimenopause
  • Medications
  • Chemotherapy
  • Recent childbirth, miscarriage, or D&C
  • Breastfeeding

Although to put this discussion to end, I would recommend taking a home urine pregnancy 
test with the correct instructions as mentioned on the pack and then concluding with evidence for the same.

Based on your signs, a hormonal change or change in food or exercise or weight could have caused the midcycle bleedingand if UPT test comes negative, you must consult a 
Gynecologis
t with the reports of an Ultrasound Abdomen & pelvis scan done.

Dr. Ritu Choudhary

MBBS, MS (OBG)

Dr. Ritu works as a Assistant Professor in Vyedehi Medical College and in a couple of corporate hospitals in Bangalore.

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