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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What is the possibility of pregnancy with unprotected intercourse on safe days with i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period is on 3rd July. Immediately, the next day, I had unprotected sex but I took a pill the next day. Later after one week (i .e on 11th July), I experienced spotting. I am worried about whether I am pregnant. Now I am expecting my regular cycle but I am late for my periods ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the details you provided, if you had your periods started on 3rd July, then effectively 4th July is usually a safe period. So chances of pregnancy are usually less for any intercourse during your menstrual cycle, but very rarely it can happen too. I would al...  Read Full »

How to treat my menstrual problem with PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with PCOS last November. My doctor recommended that I take a pill named Cybelle (Cyproterone Acetate + Ethinylestradiol) for six months. She told me to stop after six months and advised me to observe if I get to menstruate the following month. I did, and I was so...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would help you for sure. Please do not be stressed out, as this is a pretty common lifestyle disorder these days. And it is a lifelong condition and there is no cure to get rid of this condition. But, yes, this problem could be very wel...  Read Full »

How effective is an expired condom?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with my girlfriend. Unfortunately, it was an expired condom. But, we had no problem with the condom. Now, my girlfriend has missed her periods. So, please give me your suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the condom did not break, then the chance of pregnancy is low. But, she can do a urine pregnancy test to confirm her current state. For further information consult a sexologist online -->  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy through anal sex?

Query: Me and my girlfriend had unprotected sex and she took i pill the next day. Her last Period date way 20 days back, and she said her expected periods was a week later. But periods didn't come. She also said that she is feeling cramps on lower abdomen and on the back. We were worried, but she got her p...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi I pill is High dose progesterone and can cause irregular cycles for a month or two. I don't think you have anything to worry about. Anal sex cannot lead to pregnancy. Pre-cum also has very little or no sperms at all and there is only a theoretical chance of pregnancy with pre-cum. Still for your...  Read Full »

Could condom slip and spill of precum in vagina cause pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had sex. He used a condom, but then it got slipped when he moved and I think there was precum on my vulva and right after I went to wash and we stopped. This happened two months ago. Last month, my period was late by one day and lasted nine days. This month, I am late...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, you have to understand that for getting pregnant, a sperm has to travel all the way inside the vagina, meet the egg, fertilize it and then finally if all goes well, then one gets pregnant. Now to put your ...  Read Full »

Can frequent use of I-pill have any side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, Today is the last day of my periods. Last night, I consumed alcohol and had unprotected sex. I took an I-pill at around 11 AM today. However, I had been vomiting due to nausea at around 2 PM in the afternoon. Should I have to take another pill now? Or would the first one have been effecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no need to take another I-pill (Levonorgestrel hormone) as it gets dissolved and absorbed within an hour. However, the nausea and vomiting are due to the high progesterone effect of the I-pill. Now, you need to wait for a withdrawal bleed. Since you just had pe...  Read Full »

Will Yasmin pills help in my prolonged period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. My last month period was on time but it lasted only one day. This time it was four days late and not stopping for around 12 days. Same happened in December last year but my cycle was normal since February. Doctor had advised taking OCP Yasmin for three months which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are bleeding for 12 days, for symptomatic relief, please start taking Tablet Trapic MF (Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) 500 mg TDS for three days. As you had light bleeding last month, and this time continuous bleeding for 12 days do a urine pregnancy ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my delayed period this time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I am 5.1 feet tall with 137 kg. I get my period every two weeks. I am almost a week late for my period but I am still having period symptoms. I am cramping, have constipation, getting pimples, and headaches. These are all the symptoms I have when I am on my p...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from increased frequency of menstrual periods with prolonged period symptoms like cramping, constipation, getting pimples, headaches, etc. Suddenly having two menstrual periods in a mon...  Read Full »

I have PCOS, will stopping Yasim delay the periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with PCOS in 2016 and have been taking pills ever since. First, they were hormone-only pills, but I switched to contraceptive pills Yasmin in 2018. I stopped taking Yasmin last February 2020 since we were on lockdown and I had no access to a nearby drugstore. My ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, you are having PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) since 2016 and you have been taking pills since then. As you are aware that PCOS leads to irregular periods like some women experience more flow and freque...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant even after taking i-pill and spotting?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my periods on 17th June and I had sex with my partner on 24th. He used condom but that condom got stuck in me, but after three hours I had i-pill. After one or two weeks of having i-pill, I had spotting for two days which resolved spontaneously. Now it is 16th of this month and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See firstly, it is not necessary that contraceptive failure (condom stuck) will necessarily lead to pregnancy. So stop worrying. Secondly, you have taken i-pill within 3 hours, which is having 98 % success ra...  Read Full »

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