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 have not got periods for three years. Can I have PCOD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female with two kids. The first child is seven years old and the second child is four years old. I was getting an injection for three months after my second child was born. I got it for a year and stopped it because it made me feel sick. Then I started noticing that I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the medicines and the description of your symptoms, it appears that you have a polycystic ovarian disease. In this small cysts are formed in the ovaries resulting in hormonal imbalance. This causes delayed periods and even absence of periods for some time. ...  Read Full »

Is my delayed period due to pregnancy or side effects of Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor, I took three pills of Unwanted 72 one week before my period date. I did not get my periods. I feel little cramps in my lower abdomen, and today morning I found a little spotting. Whether I am pregnant? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, you have taken an excessive dose of unwanted 72, which is an emergency contraceptive pill. These pills are hormone-based, and they have this known side effect of delay in periods. With such a heavy dose...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy without intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I are quite scared because her period was supposed to happen a day ago, and all she has is mild cramps. We had fun a week before but no penetration or ejaculation. She is still a virgin. Should we worry bout a possible pregnancy? And what can we do to prevent it?  Read Full »

Dr. Hira Chaudhry

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If there has not been any penetration or ejaculation, pregnancy is highly unlikely. The period may be delayed due to other causes such as hormonal imbalance or stress. She should wait at least three to seven days to confirm if the period is just delayed. Then she ca...  Read Full »

Does one pill of unwanted 72 enough to prevent pregnancy?

Query: I had sex one day before with unprotected intercourse and i even don't know that would leds to pregnancy or not?and then i have taken 72 unwanted before 48hrs with out knowing that im pregnant ? will it give a problem if im not pregnant by taking of that pill?and does it stops the pregnancy complet...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi dear good evening I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. see unwanted 72 is an emergency contraceptive pill and it acts differently during the first 15 days of your cycle and differently in last 15 days of your cycle. however it is a reliable pill and the sooner it is taken a...  Read Full »

Could ECP result in a delayed period?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I had unprotected intercourse with my partner and soon after which I took an ECP. Then, 10 to 12 days later I got my period. However, this month they are late by 13 days. But, I am getting lower abdomen cramps. Why is this happening? Could you suggest any medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When you take ECP (emergency contraceptive pill), you are taking hormonal pills, which can interfere with your body's hormonal cycle that is responsible for your normal menstrual cycle. Due to this disturbed cycle, you can have irregular cycle for once or twice and it ...  Read Full »

Could Unwanted 72 delay period?

Query: Hi doctor, We had unprotected sex before three months and took Unwanted 72. My periods came within ten days from the last menstrual cycle. In the next cycle, it got delayed by fifteen days from the date. The next cycle is now and it is delayed for eighteen days. I do not have a period this month. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you. Unwanted 72 (Levonorgestrel) is an emergency contraceptive pill that is hormone-based and it can cause a side effect of delayed periods or early periods in few females. Please mention whether you have a history of irre...  Read Full »

Does Primolut-N and I-pill, when taken together, delay periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I took Primolut-N for six days as I was going out for the vacation. My boyfriend fingered me and before that he touched his penis. So, we got tensed regarding pregnant. I took an I-pill also within 72 hours. But, I did not get my regular period this time. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to By taking an I-pill (emergency contraceptive pill - a high dose progesterone), you have further delayed your menses. Otherwise, it would have started within five to eight days after finishing Primolut-N (Norethisterone). Now, you may have to wait another 7 to 10 d...  Read Full »

Why do I have a delayed period for 2 months?

Query: Sir iam not having my periods since 2 months i have got my beta hcg test please suggest medicine. My age is 22.   Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi good morning. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. see firstly i have gone through the beta HCG report attached by you and according to that you shouldn't be pregnant. now in order to help you better I request you to share the following additional information :- are you s...  Read Full »

When will I get my periods after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, 11 weeks ago, I delivered my baby. I breastfed for only one day. But, my breasts continued to leak heavily for four weeks. I bled for three weeks and I still have not had my first period. I have taken a few pregnancy tests. All are negative, except one, which was a faint positive, whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that you have delivered two to three months before. It is normal that you bleed in less amount up to one and half month. It is absolutely normal. After delivery, you do not ovulate at least for three weeks and on average for three months. So, you do not h...  Read Full »

After taking Clomid and Duphaston, my period has got delayed for 3 days. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hi, I am 41, trying to conceive. Taking Clomid and Duphaston. My periods got delayed for 3 days. but didn't come yet. I took urine preg test after 4 days of missed period but got negative. I am feeling pregnant but not sure. If periods are delay due to Duphaston or Am I really pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi dear good evening. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. see sometimes the pregnancy test results come negative despite the lady being pregnant as the HCG levels don't go adequately high. I request you to take a urine pregnancy test with first urine of the day. don't drink to...  Read Full »

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