Delayed Period

A menstrual cycle usually lasts between 21 to 35 days on an average for women. But, if the period has not arrived beyond 35 days, it is called delayed period. Pregnancy is not the only reason for a delay in period. Birth control pills, PCOD, stress, thyroid problems or other hormonal causes could be responsible.

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I had intercourse on 14th day of month and not got period yet. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old girl. I had my last period a month back. I have not gotten my periods in this month. I am six days late. I have taken three consecutive urine pregnancy tests after the first day of my missed period and all of them were negative. Should I trust them? I always get my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, these tests are trustworthy. You should repeat it after a week if there is no period. We may get done blood pregnancy test if urine pregnancy test is negative after a week. Upto a week variation in period is quite common. Were the intercourse protected or unprot...  Read Full »

When to expect periods after bleeding due to Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiancee on 21st and as a precaution, I gave her Unwanted 72 on 23rd. She got little bleeding which was thick on 4th and it continued till 8th. Now, she was expecting period again on the 4th this month, but it did not come, and therefore she took a pregnancy test on 7t...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you have taken the emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse there is no chance of pregnancy. Also, you say that you had withdrawal bleeding after taking the pill. So, relax and do not worry. The delay could be because of hormonal changes due to the pill you ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing late periods, breakouts, and moodiness after my first pregnancy. Are these symptoms due to hormonal changes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have laboratory results for my hormones, which I wanted to share with an endocrinologist and get their input. I have had these symptoms ever since I can remember, mainly after my first pregnancy, 12 years ago. I have late periods, breakouts, rapid weight gain, hard-to-control cravings, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) show you have high DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) and TPO (Thyroid peroxidase) levels. One of the most common causes of high DHEA is constant and persistent daily str...  Read Full »

Why have I not got my periods yet?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having a concern. I was supposed to have my periods a week back but so far I just received a brownish discharge like old blood but it is just spotting. When I take a bath it is as if I just finished my periods. I have a pain in my lower back like period pain but I have not started ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Are you on any hormonal medications or started or quit any medications? Check for the following factors: Strenuous exercise. Hormonal imbalance. Strict diet. Illness. Hypo or hyperthyroidism. Stress, anxiety, lower and higher BMI (body mass index). If you have...  Read Full »

My fiancee is three days late on her period after sex. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiancee 10 days ago. I used a condom and checked the leakage or damage after ejaculation. There was no damage involved. But, she is having yellow vaginal discharge and is three days late on her period. What may be the reason? Could it be pregnancy?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Prabha Ranjan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concern. Pregnancy may be a chance. So, just take a pregnancy test with home urinary pregnancy kit available in the market. You can do with any urine sample or with early morning sample. Do a test as early as possibl...  Read Full »

When to expect normal periods after I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 3rd of this month. She consumed an I-pill within 24 hours. She had uneven gray discharge on 19th of this month. This discharge lasted for two days. Till date, she did not have her periods. What does it mean? Is there any chance of pregnancy?...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabha Ranjan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of pregnancy are very less. But, do check for pregnancy once to be on the safer side. Thank you.   Read Full »

I am still waiting for my periods a month after I-pill. Will I get it?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods got over on the 7th of last month. I had unprotected sex with my partner on 10th. Within three to four hours, I took I-pill. I bled exactly after one week, that is, on the 17th. The bleeding was there for four days maximum. Now, it is the 12th and I am still waiting for my p...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had bleeding after sex. So, the chance of pregnancy is nil. Periods may come on time or it may be late due to the effect of the pill. So, wait and relax. The time of period varies from person to person. There is no fixed rule.   Read Full »

I get a white discharge. Does it indicate any problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 26 years old. I recently got engaged. When my partner speaks with me, I get some intimacy with him. At that time, I feel closeness. At that time, I get a white discharge. Does it indicate any problem? Last month, I got my period on the 12th. This month, I have not got my period. Ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is normal to get excited when you talk to your fiance. White discharge is usually due to fungal infection which is very common in females. I suggest taking a single tablet of Fluconazole 150 mg. That will settle the issue. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods, and my period has been delayed by ten days this month. Will this affect my chances of conceiving?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old woman who has been married for four months now, and my family expects us to give them good news. I had a missed period two months back. Unfortunately, there was severe bleeding the next month. And now, I have not had my period yet for this month. It has been delayed by t...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Irregular periods mean that you are not ovulating on time. Every woman will get their period 14 days after ovulation. So if you are having a period of more than seven days from the expected date, then you have not ...  Read Full »

Does vomiting sensation after unprotected intercourse mean pregnancy?

Query: Hi, I had unprotected intercourse with my partner a month back. I did not ejaculate inside her. Later, to be sure, she did a home pregnancy test after 21 days, and it came negative. Since yesterday, she had a vomiting sensation, has not been able to eat anything, and has light stomach cramps and a l...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to best way to rule out pregnancy conclusively is a serum beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test if she has not had her menses yet. If the HCG levels are less than 3mIU/ml, then she is not pregnant for sure. The delay in menses is then likely to be due to PCOD (po...  Read Full »

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