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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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My period is delayed after protected sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My most recent menstrual cycle began a month ago; my average cycle length is 27 days. I engaged in protected sexual activity last month. My next menstrual cycle was anticipated to start in the first week of this month, but it has not yet begun. On both of those days, my partner and I en...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammed Hassan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the details you provided, the possibility of pregnancy appears to be quite remote. The reasons are as follows: Protected sex: You mentioned engaging in protected sex. Proper usage of protection significantly mi...  Read Full »

What is the dosage of Norethisterone to delay menstruation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I will be traveling for 15 days, and I will get my period on the 13th day during my travel. I want to postpone my menstruation using the Steronate tablet and delay it until I return home. What is the dosage of Steronate I should take per day, and when should ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is preferable to use drugs to postpone periods at least seven days in advance for regular periods and ten days in advance for irregular periods. Steronate is well known for regular contraception, which is used for 21 days or more. I suggest you take Primolut-N (No...  Read Full »

My pregnancy test is negative and I did not get my period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 years old. My period ended last month. I had protected sex a day after it. However, my partner doubted that some of the semen escaped through the base of the condom. Hence, he rechecked the condom, and no punctures or holes were present. I took an I-pill after 48 hours and befor...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunita Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have done protected intercourse on a safe day, as this was the fifth day of your cycle, so there was no need to take I-pill (Levonorgestrel). You are 100 %, and there are no chances of pregnancy. In a menstrual cycle of 28 days, 14 days are always safe, and the o...  Read Full »

I took Plan B pills after sex. Why is my period late?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a surgical abortion two months ago. I got my first post-abortion period last month, and it lasted for two weeks. It was heavy, and I took Methylergometrine drops for three days, and the bleeding stopped after two weeks. Post that, I had unprotected sex after two days, but he did n...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It is normal for your period to be delayed or irregular after an abortion. Additionally, taking emergency contraception like Plan B (Levonorgestrel) can also affect your menstrual cycle. It is important to note ...  Read Full »

I am 13 days late on my period, and I have cramps in my legs, and pain in lower back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 13 days late on my period, and I have cramps in my legs, pain in the lower back, and feeling very tired. I have been tested negative, and I want to know if I can get pregnant even though I get negative test results. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I advise you to take a blood pregnancy test to check your pregnancy status, as sometimes, in a very early pregnancy, a urine test cannot detect pregnancy hormones. If there is pain and bleeding with a positive blood pregnancy test, immediatel...  Read Full »

My periods are late this month by seven days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods are late this month by seven days, and I am not sexually active, so what other reasons might have caused this? I have never experienced a delayed period. I have been dealing with stress and some weight gain at the moment. In the last month, I have gained around 5 kg due to e...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. First of all, stop stressing about it. If you are not sexually active, then you do not need to do anything. The menstrual cycle can vary because of a variety of factors and the most important being stress and we...  Read Full »

I have a delay in periods with whitish vaginal discharge. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I did not get my period for the last month and my cycle usually lasts for 35 days. Based on my last period, it was expected to come on first week of this month. I took the tablet Postinor-2 after having sex last month. Recently, I noticed that my urine smelled like onions, but this sym...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on your symptoms, it appears that you may be experiencing a vaginal infection, and your doctor has prescribed you an antibiotic course to treat it. The discharge you are experiencing could be a side effect of ...  Read Full »

I am not getting my periods. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I have regular periods (27 to 28 days). But I am late for three days this month. I am trying to conceive, could I be pregnant? I did a test on the day my periods were due, it was negative. I repeated one today, it is negative (although I did not do it with the first pee). I do not have...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is nice to hear that you are overdue and have been trying to conceive. Symptoms of pregnancy are different person to person. It is better to have serum beta hCG (blood pregnancy test) that will clearly describe your present status of pregnancy. Urine pregnancy te...  Read Full »

I skipped Diane 35 for two days and had unprotected sex. Why am I not getting my period even though I continued the tablet after that?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21-years-old woman, having PCOD. I am on regular medication of Diane 35. I skipped the cycle for two days and had unprotected sex. After 12 hours, I continued taking Diane 35 for the rest three days, but it has been ten days of taking the tablet, and I am not getting periods. What...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to, I read your query and can understand your concern. You have hormonal imbalance in the form of a polycystic ovary. You have already taken Diane 35 tablets to regulate cycles. I understand you missed in between. It also acts as a contraceptive for unprotected sex, as ...  Read Full »

I had protected sex but my period is delayed. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. My period's due date was four days back, and I had protected intercourse on the same day and took a pregnancy test after two days, which said negative, and after five days, I took another pregnancy test, which came back negative. Is it possible that I am pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcom to You are a teenager still in the phase of development of the reproductive system. You can have irregular ovulatory or anovulatory cycles. Strict diet, hormonal Imbalance, sudden weight gain or weight loss, illness, contraceptives, and other medications can delay period...  Read Full »

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