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 my excessive bleeding, which is brown with blood clots, be due to a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected intercourse two weeks ago and took an emergency contraceptive pill immediately. My period was late by a week. But I am experiencing excessive bleeding than usual, and also the blood is brown with a lot of blood clots and then again bright red.So, I just wanted to know ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The kind of bleeding you have explained is related to miscarriage. But do you have cramps and back pain?For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. And these sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available ...  Read Full »

Will stress and anxiety delay periods along with an increase in gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few weeks, I have been feeling really gassy, and I have not had my period in a few months. I think I come from a family with lots of anxiety and stress, which delays your period. I also have a phobia of throwing up and I get anxiety from that. I looked up some stuff on t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is gastritis and acidity problem. Stress and anxiety can cause both these problems and also periods problem. I suggest you try doing the following: You should avoid fatty, oily, and spicy diet. Go for a walk after having food, instead of taking rest. Have multiple s...  Read Full »

What is the reason for not getting periods even after taking I-pill after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my wife when her periods was due. But at that date, she did not get her period, and she took an I-pill next day. It is already six days since she took the I-pill, but she did not get her periods still. I am really worried that she is pregnant, as we are not plan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her periods could have been missed due to pregnancy caused due to the earlier intercourse or due to hormonal imbalance. Get a serum beta hCG done, which is a blood test. Review with the report, so that I can suggest medication to induce periods. Revert with more inform...  Read Full »

What will happen to my periods if I discontinue Meprate?

Query: Hi doctor, My last menstruation happened 50 days ago. But usually, my cycle is around 33 to 36 days on average. We had unprotected intercourse on the 11th day of my cycle, and I checked UPT on my 46th day. It was negative. I started taking tablet Meprate 10 mg once daily and had only for three da...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The cause for delay in the period may be due to the discontinuation of tablet Meprate 10 mg (Medroxyprogesterone acetate). It is essential to take the complete dose, as the progesterone levels in the body have to reach a ...  Read Full »

My period is delayed due to intake of I-pill. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My period was due on the 20th of this month. I had protected sex on 14th night, and we had a bit of a doubt about the protection, so on 15th evening, I took an I-pill. On 17th night, we again had protected sex, and on the 19th morning, I took another I-pill. I did not get my periods y...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of pregnancy is low with sex on the days mentioned. Your period is late due to the effect of I-pill. It is too early to test, if you do not get your period by the 25th, then repeat the pregnancy test. But, the chance of pregnancy is almost nil. For more inf...  Read Full »

I have pregnancy symptoms even after using a contraceptive implant. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female, who has a 2 years old son. After he was born, I got a contraceptive implant. At first, the bleeding was not stopping, so the doctor made me take contraceptive pills, which helped stop the bleeding. The bleeding stopped for eight months, then when I started get...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From your history, I feel you are not having a good time with the implant. This subcutaneous device keeps releasing hormones throughout the speculated time. But this period issue is the main problem. As you are nearing the due date for removal of thi...  Read Full »

Does Ferpill F cause delay in periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We are trying for a baby since one year, and we are under treatment for that. Our consulting doctor has told us to undergo IVF, and we are in that process. From this month we are supposed to start the final lap for IVF, and for that, we met the doctor on the seventeenth day of my wife's ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ferpill F is a medicine to help the process of ovulation, fertilization as well as the development of the embryo. It is not related to Clomifene, and there is no harm if she has started it in the middle of the cycle or continues it afterward. The point is now she has m...  Read Full »

After taking fenugreek seeds, I did not get my periods. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female, and I used to take ten fenugreek seeds before and after eating food. But now, I am not getting my periods. Can I get pregnant and have kids? I used to take these seeds daily from a month.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fenugreek seed cannot affect your fertility, do not worry. A delayed period could be because of stress or hormonal imbalance, so please get a urine pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy first. For further queries consult an infertility specialist online --> https://www...  Read Full »

Is there a way to to prepone my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods are irregular. I have a holiday planned, so I wanted to prepone my periods. My last periods was exactly a month and a half back. So, I started taking Deviry tablet, twice a day for five days before my period was due. It has been six days now, but I still did not get my periods...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When are you going for your vacation? Usually, after stopping the tablets, you should get your period within 15 days. Revert with more information to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecol...  Read Full »

Does low hemoglobin affect periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend did not get a period this month. It was supposed to happen last week. She is having stomach pain and pain in her knees. She has a habit of fingering, and she is taking supplements for hemoglobin. Her query is, does this mean she is pregnant, or might it be a hormonal change? K...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If your friend has had unprotected intercourse during her present cycle, the cause of the delayed period maybe pregnancy, and this can be confirmed with a urine pregnancy test that can be done at home or if your friend is not sexually acti...  Read Full »

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