Common "Anovulation" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Anovulation occurs when there is an absence of ovulation. It occurs most often in girls having their first periods and in women reaching their menopause. It is often caused due to an imbalance in hormones, and it occurs as a part of the polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is one of the common causes of infertility. It is corrected by taking fertility drugs in a process called ovulation induction.

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Why do I experience cramps and discharge without periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43 year old female. I am thin build and have no health issues. I am a non-smoker and non-drinker. I do not have kids and not sexually active for the past 15 years. I had my hormone levels checked four months ago. The report showed no menopause and thyroid was fine. My two recent pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Talpe Ashwini Nanasaheb

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This type of missed period could be due to ovarian cyst, which can also cause painful cramps with brownish spotting. Polyp can also cause pain with brownish spotting. If your hormonal profile is normal, then yes, you will get periods. Please get LH (luteinizing horm...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed by a month. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My period is 24 days late. I am married but not pregnant yet, and the test results are negative. I have been experiencing tenderness in my breasts, lower back pain, and cramps for the last four days, but nothing has come out so far. My period is irregular, and I do not use any medicatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. There are quite several things that can cause a delayed period, including anovulation (not ovulating). However, if your pregnancy test was negative a week ago, you are not pregnant (as most pregnancy...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and delayed period. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask something about pregnancy. I have missed my period for 60 days. I got my last period before two months. I checked for pregnancy using a pregnancy kit. It showed me a negative result. When can I take my pregnancy test again? Before six months, I had PCOD. I was taking medici...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have delayed periods due to anovulation. As your pregnancy test shows a negative result taken after 50 days, it is good to check it again tomorrow. If it is negative, then it is advisable to take medications for having withdrawal bleeding. PCOS (polycystic ovarian s...  Read Full »

Why did my daughter have bleeding 10 days after her period?

Query: Hello doctor, My 17 years old daughter had her periods last month as normal for six days. After 10 days, she suddenly got bleeding again. Apparently, it looks like periods. Is it normal? She had this problem of having her periods occurring quite frequently twice a month, but since last year it was g...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are teenager menstrual cycles. They can have frequent cycles and anovulatory cycles with premenstrual syndrome (having multiple cyclic symptoms near and around periods like abdominal cramps, mood variations, vomitings, nausea, etc. Yes, you should have a check-up ...  Read Full »

I have low AMH levels. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last month on day 2, my TSH level was 4,9304 uIU/mL, free T4 was 102 ng/dL, and prolactin was 30.63 ng/mL. My last six months' menstrual cycle lengths were 34 days, 28 days, 28 days, 28 days, 36 days, and 19 days respectively. My cycle statistics are as follows. The average cycle length i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from hyperprolactinemia and borderline subclinical hypothyroidism. Both of these can cause a delay in ovulation and hence irregularity in cycles. Ideally, menses between 23 to 35 days are considered normal as per the definition. In your case, the co...  Read Full »

My periods are getting delayed even though I do not have any medical conditions. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My period is late for 20 days. I am having mild back pain, breast tenderness, and diarrhea. I have a history of irregular periods, but I will mostly get it between the 25th and 35th day. I do not have PCOD. I underwent blood tests and ultrasound a few months back, and the results were g...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, I would like to know if you are sexually active, and in that case, I suggest you get a urine pregnancy test done. If not sexually active or if the pregnancy test is negative, the delay is mainly because the cycle is an anovulatory one. Anovulatory cycles are ...  Read Full »

I got my period after two months, but now I am concerned about my period lasting for more than six days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old. My height is 152 centimeters, and my general health is fine. I did not have my period for two months and have now started my period, and it has been nine days, and still bleeding, but the bleeding is not as heavy. I wanted to know what it might be. I did a pregnancy test...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a clear cycle of anovulation or no ovulation. Ovulation is supposed to occur on around the 12th to 14th day of periods, and 14 days later, the periods arise. So if there is no ovulation, the inner thickness of the uterus, the endometrium, keeps increasing over al...  Read Full »

I am concerned about the chances of getting pregnant when irregular bleeding and dark brown blood occur during menstrual cycle. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My girl friend got her periods with a delay of four days. Bleeding was normal (red color blood) for the first two days, and later on, it stopped for a day and dark brown color bleeding occured the next day. We did not have sexual intercourse last month. We are concerned about the reason...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to am here to help with your health queries.Irregular bleeding can be due to hormonal imbalance leading to an anovulatory cycle.I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructions:Get pelvic ultrasound to check the endometrial thickness.Get thyroid profile and hemoglobi...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding continuously for three weeks after missing a dose of a birth control pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I was prescribed a birth control pill to stop an ovarian cyst about two months ago. I have been taking the pill regularly, but I missed a day. I have been sexually active. I have now been bleeding for three weeks without a stop. My doctor told me to stop taking the pill until the bleed...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not get stressed out. You are fine. All this while, you have been trying to control the symptoms of the cyst, when the real cause of this cyst, which is anovulation is still present. Let me explain. You are not pregnant. I say this because, just by missing ...  Read Full »

Though my urine test is negative, I have pregnancy symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 11 days late for period. My husband had snip two years ago. I am having pregnancy symptoms although the tests are negative. What could be the problem? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pregnancy changes are due to the progesterone hormone produced from the remaining of the ruptured follicle, also due to the hormonal imbalance caused by the hormones. When you do not have periods, it means you had an anovulatory period. It means no ovulation, This woul...  Read Full »

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