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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Can periods be induced if they are late, and urine pregnancy test is negative?

Query: I have induced my period last month due to its delay after confirming no pregnancy. This month as well period us delay by a week, but urine pregnancy says negative, should i induce periods every month?? Iam trying to get pregnant, after taking treatment for hypothyroid  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: If HSG is normal and you have irregular periods. Than have to try different dose of medicines to induce ovulation and do ovulation study. And if required than injection for healing ovulation. Intercourses after ovulation for 5 days. And endometrium support hormonal medicines. And if no pregnancy tha...  Read Full »

Can you take I-pill if you have ovarian cyst and irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend. But I have not ejaculated in her. Is there any chance for pregnancy? Some yellow substance was there on the tip of my penis. What is that?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The process you have adopted while performing sex is termed as withdrawal method. Though this is a commonly practiced method, there exists reason for failure. The cause is some of your sperms could be present in your precum that is some amount of clear secretion from...  Read Full »

My period is late. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years. I had emergency contraceptive pill last month and got my periods 39 days back for four days duration. But, this month still did not get my periods as expected. We had sex, but there was no ejaculation or precum discharge. So, we decided not to take any pill. Now, I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have taken an emergency pill three months back and there was period last month. You had sexual exposures in the end of last month. Now, probability is, it could be due to the effect of the emergency pill. Being itself a hormone in high dosage, it could bring a havoc c...  Read Full »

HPT was negative two days back. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been 27 days since I missed my periods. My last period was almost two months back. I was feeling sick and slight spotting was noticed for three days. I had breast pain for more than eight days, but now the pain has reduced. 19 days back doctor said follicle is observed. So, peri...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problem. If follicles were observed 19 days back then you still have time for period to occur. Did you take any hormonal pills? If yes then breast pain and late period may be due to that. You should wait for another week. If still no periods and urine te...  Read Full »

Why is my partner getting delayed period even on protected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my partner are sexually active. Although we take precautions (using two condoms at a time) there is always a sense of fear when it comes to her. Each time she gets her period it is delayed by two weeks or 10 days at least and less discharge in terms of flow. Last time she had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, there is no need for inspection. You can go for pregnancy tests with home testing kits. This change in periods (duration and flow) is normal for her as she is active sexually and there are emotional and hormonal changes that cause all of this. If there are no flow, ...  Read Full »

How dangerous is vaginal staphylococcus infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a candida albicans. I used emergency contraceptives as and then but I treated it with Ciprofloxacin antibiotic. I also started using cotton pants, took care of my vagina too. Then last month, I went to the clinic and retook the test hoping it would come out clean....  Read Full »

Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcom to You do not need to be scared. Vaginal infection should be taken care of, but these infections are not uncommon in sexually active females. So do not worry. If there are no symptoms, taking antibiotics every time may not be the right thing to do. Just maintain hygiene. St...  Read Full »

Can emergency contraceptive pill be the cause for my delayed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am one week late as of today for my menstrual period. Currently, my cycle is 38 days. I have been having protected sexual intercourse the past month, but just recently (Day 35) of my cycle, the condom of my partner leaked at the base. So I immediately took emergency contraceptive w...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you are right, your period will come soon and that is most likely possibility. Your symptoms can be due to both pregnancy and/or hormones. Because in pregnancy there is increase in amount of hormones and you just take higher dose of hormones. And symptoms you ar...  Read Full »

Can taking two I-pills within a span of two weeks cause delayed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had irregular periods. So, my family doctor suggested to have Femilon. I had Femilon for over a year and stopped it three months back. After that I had two I-pills within a span of two weeks and my periods have started two weeks earlier. Kindly suggest a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. Period starting early is due to effect of I-pill. You do not need to do anything. But, if you have taken two I-pills in two weeks for contraception, then it is better to continue with Femilon (combination of Desogestrel and Ethinyl...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy possible without penetrative sex?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it really possible to get pregnant without penetrating into vagina? We did not have sex. We rubbed the vagina and penis. Her period is late by two days. Is there any chance of getting pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Rubbing penis and vagina will not cause pregnancy. But, if it was after ejaculating outside and then rubbing and fingering can allow few sperm to get in. If she is on ovulating day then there is a possibility, though it is rare, it can be considered. So, if ...  Read Full »

I did not get my regular period after losing weight. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on a diet and I lost a lot of weight. I used to be 57 kg and later I was only 38 kg. I lost my period and I went to the hospital and they asked me to gain weight. Now I am 42 kg and still, I did not get my period back.  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Now you have two factors that do not allow your periods. As you said, any sudden reduction of weight or even a sudden increase in weight can affect the control of the brain on these hormones which in turn control your ovulation. You are still a young lady in early ado...  Read Full »

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