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 delayed periods, and my hCG blood test shows a level of less than 0.1. Am I infertile?

Query: Hi doctor, My period has been delayed (four days). I have been having a headache and heavy-headed feeling for two weeks now. I took an hCG blood test and it was less than 0.1. Am I infertile?  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to I have seen the attachment (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and it shows your hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) level is 0.1 million international units per ml, which is within the normal range and so there is no chance of pregnancy. As yo...  Read Full »

My girlfriend took an emergency contraceptive two days after our physical contact last month but still has not got her period. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend's period came during the first week of last month. We came in physical contact a few days later, but it was not sex. So there is a chance my sperm would have come in contact with her vagina. For the safe side, she took ipill after two days. After that, she did not have an...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Of doubt about unprotected sex, she took emergency pills for two days. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormonal pills that interfere with the regular hormonal balance of the menstrual cycle and prevent pregnancy f...  Read Full »

I had sexual intercourse and missed my period, but I am still not getting my period, despite getting a negative pregnancy test. Is it due to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sexual intercourse eight days ago, and now I am not sure if I am pregnant or not. So, I took a pregnancy test last two days ago, but it came back negative, so I decided to wait another two days, but I still have not got my periods, and I have never had irregular periods. I had mi...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you missed your period and had sexual intercourse eight days ago, there is a possibility that you could be pregnant. However, it is not uncommon for periods to be delayed due to various reasons such as stress, changes in diet or exerci...  Read Full »

I had sex one month back and did not get my period still, but my pregnancy test is negative. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I had intercourse one month back. So my period usually comes in the first week of every month, but my period did not come yet. I had also done a pregnancy test at my home last week and it came negative I was also under stress.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Just repeat a home pregnancy test today or tomorrow and if that is negative then it is not because of pregnancy. If this is for the first time that your periods are delayed then we can just wait for your periods. ...  Read Full »

I am on the 35th day of my menstrual cycle but have not yet got my period. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on my 35th day of the menstrual cycle and have not got my period yet. I had sex (using a condom, no pills) on the 10th day. I have been having mild to intense cramping. I only have white and brown discharge. I took a pregnancy test during my 3rd and 4th weeks, and all tests were n...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. It is better to have a blood pregnancy test serum beta hCG to check the clear status of your pregnancy. In the case of irregular periods, we cannot say exactly for the fertile periods and sometimes pregnancy. If t...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed, and my fallopian tubes were removed during my C-section. Can I still get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, Six months ago, my doctor removed both tubes during my c-section without my consent. For the last three days, I have felt tired and sick but hungry, headache and lightheaded. With still having my ovaries, I want to know if it is possible to be pregnant. My cycle usually lasts for 22 d...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your current symptoms, it is possible to experience some early pregnancy symptoms, such as fatigue, nausea, and headaches. It is highly unlikely that you would be pregnant if both fallopian tubes were removed during your C-section. Without fallopian tubes, ...  Read Full »

I had protected sex on the expected day of my next period and took Unwanted-72 after three days, but now my period is delayed. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had protected sex on the expected day of my next period. Since my period did not come till late at night, we had sex. I waited the next day for my periods, and they did not come. The condom did not slip or tear. I took Unwanted-72 after three days. My cycle’s typical length is 29 da...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is usually seen that if intercourse is undertaken on the day of the expected period, the menstruation tends to get delayed by a few days. But as you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill, a withdrawal should be expected only after 5 to 7 days post-pill intake...  Read Full »

I have PCOD, severe menstrual cramps, and PCOD symptoms. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOD, due to which I have delayed periods, severe and uncontrolled menstrual cramps, and mood swings. Also, I feel anxious and tired all the time. Please help me find a solution to this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I see your ultrasound report is suggestive of polycystic ovarian appearance and you also have delayed periods so the diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is made by this (attachment removed to protect...  Read Full »

I had finger pleasure with pre-cum with my friend who has PCOD. Do delay in periods with negative beta-hCG and urine tests indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an intimate moment with my friend where we had finger pleasure (with pre-cum in the finger) and no penetrative sex, but ejaculation on the outside. The last period date was the almost two months back and we indulged in this activity around fifteen days after the last periods. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. You need not worry because of the following reasons: There was no unprotected vaginal intercourse. No deposition of semen deep in the vagina. Urine pregnancy tests and beta-hCG tests are negative. Spotting occurred. There is no chan...  Read Full »

My wife had appendix surgery after which there is a delay in her periods. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife and I recently had unprotected sex before and is the first month it was negative. She recently had her appendix surgery before her period. And now, her next month's periods are late. Today 39 days completed but periods have not come. Her period cycle is 28 days. Sometimes her belly...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you and your wife are concerned about her missed period. There can be various reasons for a missed period, including pregnancy, stress, hormonal imbalances, weight changes, medications, and medical conditions. Here are some possible explanations for yo...  Read Full »

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