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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 am a 24-year-old female experiencing a delayed period after taking a morning-after pill last month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. My menstrual cycle typically starts on the first of every month and lasts approximately 30-31 days. I had unprotected sex last month, and took a morning-after pill within 5 hours. Since then, I have been experiencing mild cramps in my legs and breast sensitiv...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your query and fully understand your concerns. It is important to note that sometimes periods can be delayed by 1 or 2 weeks due to factors such as stress or recent illness. Additionally, pregnancy test kits may not always provide accurate ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex and have delayed periods now. Is there a chance of pregnancy with no evidence on the ultrasound scan?

Query: Hello doctor, The last time I had unprotected genital contact was four months ago, right after my period ended. It occurred eight days apart from ovulation. It was not actual intercourse as there was no penetration or ejaculation inside my vagina, and I am a virgin. However, I took the emergency con...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Sharmila Shashikant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. There is not any chance of pregnancy in your case. The emergency contraception pill is very effective, and moreover, you had an ultrasound (atta...  Read Full »

I had sex on the ninth day of my cycle. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the ninth day of my menstrual cycle and took an emergency contraceptive pill within 10 hours. As a result, I have delayed periods, and it has been delayed for more than ten days. In addition, I took a pregnancy test a few days back, which was negative. Kindl...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by an emergency contraceptive pill. As you took an emergency contraceptive pill on time, there is almost no chance of pr...  Read Full »

I had rubbed my penis over my girlfriend vagina and ejaculated while rubbing but did not have any intercourse. Her period is delayed this month. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend had her period in the last week of the previous month. I rubbed my penis on her vagina a few days ago. We never had sex or intercourse before, even that day we did not have intercourse. She is a virgin. I had ejaculated a little during rubbing. Is there any chance of pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to your description in such situations, it is very rare to get pregnant. Also, you had that activity on a safe day, so there is almost no chance of getting pregnant. Sometimes periods might get delayed by one or ...  Read Full »

I am a 18-year-old female experiencing missed periods for three months and my pregnancy tests are negative. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old female with no known allergies, no history of pregnancy, and overall good health. Between the end of March and the beginning of April, which spanned approximately two weeks, I took three Plan B pills. I took the first one five days after a potential risk, the second ...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Taking pills like Plan B (Levonorgestrel) can indeed disrupt your menstrual cycle as they contain progesterone, which can delay your period. Pregnancy tests typically yield accurate results after about three weeks from the date of sexual contact. I strongly advise ag...  Read Full »

Can my periods be delayed after taking an I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, Actually I had my periods two months back. 15 days later, I had unprotected sex but I took the I-pill on the same day. I took a pregnancy homekit test after 10 days and it came negative. Then I got bleeding for a week which I considered my periods. So, I thought I was supposed to get my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With I-pill, sometimes periods gets irregular for 2 to 3 cycles. If there is any history of sexual intercourse after last month periods, then you can do blood test serum hCG. If it is negative then no chance of pregnancy at all. You can simply wait for 1 to 2 weeks f...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex and took the i-Pill within three to four hours. The second period is delayed. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex and took the i-Pill within three to four hours. I got my periods on time but it lasted only for three days and the color was brown and not the regular red. But the flow was normal. Now the second period is delayed by two days but I am having abdominal pain and cram...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. For a young lady of 22 years, a delay in periods of up to seven days is normal. i-Pill is a high dose of Progesterone hormone that is produced in the body in the second half of the period after ovulation. This pill will su...  Read Full »

What is the reason for delayed period after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiancee using a condom but it was doubtful if the condom was broken but I could not confirm. Because one moment, while we were having sex, I felt myself without the condom but when I pulled out the condom, no drop was fallen. Because of this, I had given her I-pill a...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have taken an emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be because of the hormonal changes due to the pill she had taken. So relax and do not worry. However, if you have a doubt, then get a urine pregnancy tes...  Read Full »

Why do I have cramps and spotting after taking an I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an I-pill and got my period after 14 days. On the 19th day of my cycle, I had unprotected sex till the 28th day of my cycle. I am having cramps and spotting but not having my periods. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is possible that the cramps and spotting you are experiencing could be related to your menstrual cycle, but it is also possible that they could be side effects from the I-pill you took in the last month or related to the unprotected sex you had in this month. The ...  Read Full »

Could the morning-after pill have affected my girlfriend's menstrual cycle after we had unprotected sex last week and she took the pill immediately?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex during our vacation last week. She took a morning-after pill right after, and we did not engage in any further sexual activity. This week is her period week, but so far, her period has not occurred. She is currently using birth control to prevent...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunita Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern. Her periods are delayed because of the I-pill. Can you tell me two dates: the last period date and the date of intercourse? There was no need...  Read Full »

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