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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HPT was negative two days back. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been 27 days since I missed my periods. My last period was almost two months back. I was feeling sick and slight spotting was noticed for three days. I had breast pain for more than eight days, but now the pain has reduced. 19 days back doctor said follicle is observed. So, peri...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problem. If follicles were observed 19 days back then you still have time for period to occur. Did you take any hormonal pills? If yes then breast pain and late period may be due to that. You should wait for another week. If still no periods and urine te...  Read Full »

Why is my partner getting delayed period even on protected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my partner are sexually active. Although we take precautions (using two condoms at a time) there is always a sense of fear when it comes to her. Each time she gets her period it is delayed by two weeks or 10 days at least and less discharge in terms of flow. Last time she had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, there is no need for inspection. You can go for pregnancy tests with home testing kits. This change in periods (duration and flow) is normal for her as she is active sexually and there are emotional and hormonal changes that cause all of this. If there are no flow, ...  Read Full »

How dangerous is vaginal staphylococcus infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a candida albicans. I used emergency contraceptives as and then but I treated it with Ciprofloxacin antibiotic. I also started using cotton pants, took care of my vagina too. Then last month, I went to the clinic and retook the test hoping it would come out clean....  Read Full »

Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcom to You do not need to be scared. Vaginal infection should be taken care of, but these infections are not uncommon in sexually active females. So do not worry. If there are no symptoms, taking antibiotics every time may not be the right thing to do. Just maintain hygiene. St...  Read Full »

Can emergency contraceptive pill be the cause for my delayed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am one week late as of today for my menstrual period. Currently, my cycle is 38 days. I have been having protected sexual intercourse the past month, but just recently (Day 35) of my cycle, the condom of my partner leaked at the base. So I immediately took emergency contraceptive w...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you are right, your period will come soon and that is most likely possibility. Your symptoms can be due to both pregnancy and/or hormones. Because in pregnancy there is increase in amount of hormones and you just take higher dose of hormones. And symptoms you ar...  Read Full »

Can taking two I-pills within a span of two weeks cause delayed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had irregular periods. So, my family doctor suggested to have Femilon. I had Femilon for over a year and stopped it three months back. After that I had two I-pills within a span of two weeks and my periods have started two weeks earlier. Kindly suggest a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. Period starting early is due to effect of I-pill. You do not need to do anything. But, if you have taken two I-pills in two weeks for contraception, then it is better to continue with Femilon (combination of Desogestrel and Ethinyl...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy possible without penetrative sex?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it really possible to get pregnant without penetrating into vagina? We did not have sex. We rubbed the vagina and penis. Her period is late by two days. Is there any chance of getting pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Rubbing penis and vagina will not cause pregnancy. But, if it was after ejaculating outside and then rubbing and fingering can allow few sperm to get in. If she is on ovulating day then there is a possibility, though it is rare, it can be considered. So, if ...  Read Full »

I did not get my regular period after losing weight. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on a diet and I lost a lot of weight. I used to be 57 kg and later I was only 38 kg. I lost my period and I went to the hospital and they asked me to gain weight. Now I am 42 kg and still, I did not get my period back.  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Now you have two factors that do not allow your periods. As you said, any sudden reduction of weight or even a sudden increase in weight can affect the control of the brain on these hormones which in turn control your ovulation. You are still a young lady in early ado...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy from safe sex on the expected day of period?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend was expecting her periods between 3rd and 5th of last month. We had protected sex on 3rd, after 2 hours she took an i-pill. Then again on 4th we had protected sex and after 10 hours she had another i-pill. Now it is 12th and she has not had her periods but only spotting is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for using this platform. There is no chance of pregnancy as she was expecting her periods on the day of intercourse which is not a fertile period. Above this, she took emergency contraceptive pill which is almost 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. She did no...  Read Full »

Is my delayed period a side effect of i-pill intake?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse (he did not ejaculate) and took an i-pill the next day. I am suffering from PCOD and by doctor's prescription, I took Meprate for seven days twice daily. But still no sign of periods. What can be the causes? Also, after taking the i-pill there is no withdrawal bleeding....  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry, you have nothing to worry about. As you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) your ovulation will not be on time. As you mentioned that he did not ejaculate and you took i-pill within 24 hours, chances of pregnancy are very low. Meprate is a hormone pi...  Read Full »

Can steroids affect sperm motility?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend who is on steroids. I read that steroids will make sperm weak swimmers. Is that true? Also, after the unprotected sex I took Plan B One-Step immediately. What is the possibility of getting pregnant? What are the early symptoms of pregnancy? And whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Steroids do not make sperm weak. This is always a debatable issue. However, never been proved. If you have taken Plan B (emergency contraceptive pill) within 12 hours of intercourse the chance of getting pregnant is almost nil. However, ...  Read Full »

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