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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My periods delayed for five days, but the pregnancy test is negative. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female with a height of 5.2 feet. I am unmarried. My periods are delayed for five days, but the pregnancy test is negative. It is the first time I have had this issue and I am not under any medication. Please help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can fully understand your problem and will definitely help you. The delay in periods can be due to multiple reasons. First of all, if you do not have any history of irregular periods and you are sexually active, pregnancy can be a possible cause. You have already tested...  Read Full »

I have not got my periods since two months. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period around two months ago, and then I had unprotected intercourse one and a half months back. I took Unwanted-72 within three hours of intercourse. After seven days of taking Unwanted-72, I had very light bleeding. Almost one month later, I have not got periods till n...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an i-Pill (Levonorgestrel). As you took i-Pill on time, there is almost no chance of pregnancy in your case. So wait and w...  Read Full »

I have missed my last two menstrual periods. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not gotten my period for the last two months. I am not sexually active currently. The last time I had sex was two to three months ago, and I used condoms all the time. I was also stressed due to some relationship issues with my boyfriend, and I cut my hand. I took a home pregna...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Do not worry. As both intercourses were during a safe period, and you used protection. So there is no chance of getting pregnant. Delay in periods may be due to some hormone disturbance due to stress. Take tablet Primolut N (Norethindrone...  Read Full »

Does getting a faint line on the pregnancy test indicate pregnancy even if there is a brown discharge?

Query: Hello doctor,My period has been delayed by approximately two weeks. I have checked with the pregnancy kit, which shows another very faint line. Also, I have very little light brown discharge and slight blood discharge. Are these pregnancy symptoms, or do they indicate something else?Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. In cases of a missed period, along with certain pregnancy signs like breast tenderness, nausea, etc., pregnancy can be ruled out by a urine pregnancy test or blood hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin - a hormone that ...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant if my boyfriend's ejaculation touches my clothing near thighs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. One month back, my boyfriend and I had an outercourse during which he was in his underwear and me in jeans and underwear. The wetness of his ejaculation touched my jeans near my thighs, and immediately he put some water on them and rubbed them with a towel. I am now ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will be happy to help you. To get pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending upon the ovulation pattern. Finally, a fertil...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and I took I-pill. I still have not had my periods. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken Deviry 10 mg, and on the second day, I took I-pill and then Deviry 10 mg, and I still did not have my periods. Also, I have PCOD. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities in your case could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an I-pill and Deviry. As you took I-pill on time there is almost no chance of...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant after having sex on the third day of the periods?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my last period thirty-five days ago. Roughly two days after my period, my partner and I had sex. We used condoms, and they were placed on at all times. There was no penetration without the condoms. In the end, we checked all the condoms, and they were all in perfect condition. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. When it shows a positive line that is lighter, repeat your test after a week again. It could be early pregnancy or the default of the test. If there is penetration with a condom followed by ejaculation, there are less likely chances of p...  Read Full »

I usually get my periods on time, which is getting delayed now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a gynecology-related question. I have all of my cycles tracked, and based on the history; I have never had a delayed period like this. After my missed period, I took a pregnancy test, and I took one today. They were both negative, but I still have not started on my period. The pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you have unprotected intercourse this month? If yes, then I would recommend getting a blood test called beta-human chorionic gonadotropin to rule out pregnancy indeed.If you did not have unprotected intercourse or if the beta-human chorionic gonadotropin test is neg...  Read Full »

I am taking birth control pills, and now my periods are irregular. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently went back on birth control a few days back, and instead of waiting for seven days before having sex, I waited only for four days. But we made sure to use protection, and I continued taking my birth control pills. I take tablet Vienva (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol), a 28-...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Taking birth control pills will delay your periods, and that is how the pills work. The pills are supposed to be started from the second to the fifth day of the period. That way, the next period falls around the same time.You did not mention what day you started taking ...  Read Full »

I had protected sex with my boyfriend a week after my periods. Is it possible for me to get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex (condom) with my boyfriend last month, and my last period date was a week before my intercourse; I still have not gotten my periods. I am worried and anxious. Is there any chance of pregnancy with a condom? My periods cycle usually is 26 to 27 days. I did a pregnancy t...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. To get pregnant, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. The sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending upon the ovulation pattern of the female. T...  Read Full »

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