How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Anil Kumar Your Own Question

Dr. Anil Kumar
Dr. Anil Kumar, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 6493
Experience:  M.D. with over 30 years of experience in practice.
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Anil Kumar is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Ive experience metrorrhagia on and off for almost 6 years

Resolved Question:

I've experience metrorrhagia on and off for almost 6 years now and no doctor has been able to find the cause of it. I have been on different birth control pills, off birth control, tested for STDs, and regular paps. What else could be wrong?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 8 months ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions .First I need a little more information-

What tests have you have underwent so far?
Are you overweight?
Is there any other known medical illness?


Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert



Customer: replied 8 months ago.

I have had paps once a year since 2005 when I was diagnosed with HPV. There were abnormal cells on my cervix and I underwent cryotherapy and had my cervix scraped at least twice between 2005 and 2006. Had paps after that and all came back normal.


 


In 2008 I started to experience spotting and was made to change my birth control pills several times with temporary results. In 2012 I had an abnormal pap, so I underwent a colposcopy which came back normal.


 


Starting this year, I have been experiencing bleeding during intercourse. In April was diagnosed with cervicitis and prescribed antibiotics with no results. Also, was tested for STDs, including chlamydia, and they came back negative. In August, I returned to the doctor with the same symptoms and was tested again for cervicitis, which I did not have. No diagnose was given.


 


- I am not overweight. One may argue I have always been underweight


- No other known medical illnesses

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 8 months ago.
Hello,

Metorrhagia is uterine bleeding at irregular intervals, particularly between the expected menstrual periods.
It can have many causes like
Hormone imbalance- To rule out this possibility a base line hormone profile be done on third day of the cycle.(LH,FSH,Prolactin,Testosterone)

It may be due to pelvic inflammatory disease from chronic infection?undiagnosed.
Culture from high vaginal swabs may be done as well.

Frequent change in oral contraception may be a potential cause.

Also endometeriosis or adenomyosis may be associated and in some cases and may remain undiagnosed in routine scans especially in early cases.

Trans vaginal sonography especially with 4D TVS probe may be utilised as well in such cases for proper diagnosis.

I hope this helps
Dr. Anil Kumar, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 6493
Experience: M.D. with over 30 years of experience in practice.
Dr. Anil Kumar and 3 other Health Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery