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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Will PCOD cause a delay in periods for two months?

Query: Hi doctor, For two months, I did not get periods. Before, when I went to the doctor, they told me I have mild PCOD problems. Kindly guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I request you to please share more details for better assessment and treatment. Delayed periods can be due to several reasons, like pregnancy, hormonal changes, certain medications, PCOS (polycystic ovarian s...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if my partner was dressed and ejaculated near my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, My period is delayed. I did not have sex, but my partner ejaculated close to my vagina, and he was wearing shorts. Can I get pregnant because of that? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. To get pregnant, the ejaculation of the sperms has to take place inside the vagina of the female. These sperms need to fertilize an egg which is to be implanted in the uterus of the female. When all this happens ...  Read Full »

Does Dronis 20 cause irregular menstruation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a mother of a 21-month-old baby, and post his birth, my doctor advised me to take Dronis 20 as a contraceptive. I was taking it regularly. However, last month, I did not have my period properly. Last month it was just spotting for five to six days, and then I started retaking Dronis. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. May I know from when you are on Dronis 20 (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone)? Also, have you taken a pregnancy test (there are possibilities of pregnancy even when on the pill)? This is to rule out any possibility of pregnancy (as you have a...  Read Full »

How long should you wait to go the doctor after a missed period?

Query: Hi mam, I had sex the very next day after my periods ended. I took I-pills and my periods are late. They were supposed to come before nine days. I took up yesterday and today, but both the tests are negative. Should I do a UPT again after a week? When will my periods come naturally? Are there any c...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. These are the answers to your queries: 1) No, you do not need a UPT (urine pregnancy test) again. Your period is delayed because of the I-pill (Levonorgestrel) you took for contraception (it is a side effect). 2) Usually, periods ...  Read Full »

Is it good to take I-pill after having unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old girl. I had unprotected sex. My last periods was before two months and still I have not got any. Is there a chance of pregnancy? I have had i-pill twice last year in a gap of 6 months. My periods are sometimes a day or two late. But, I am really worried as I really cann...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I totally understand your situation. Handling an unwanted pregnancy can be very stressful. As you had unprotected intercourse within the safe time of your cycle, it is very unlikely that you might be pregnant. If you still have a doubt then get a home pregnancy test k...  Read Full »

Though my period is usually regular, it is late this time. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my menstrual health.   Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly give some details about your menstrual health.   Read Full »

Why do I have a delayed period for 2 months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 22-year-old. I am not having my periods for two months. I have got my beta-hCG test. Please suggest medicine. I am attaching my reports. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) report attached by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and according to that, you should not be pregnant. I request you ...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy the only reason for delayed period?

Query: Hi doctorI had sexual intercourse with my wife. I inserted my penis into her vagina for few seconds. I did not ejaculate sperms inside. Now, she has missed her periods for five days from her usual date. Other than this, she does not have any other symptoms. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your wife is experiencing a delay in periods. It occurs due to several reasons like pregnancy, PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), obesity, and stress. But there is a possibility to have some release of sperms from your precum for few seconds. ...  Read Full »

Will a delay in period always result in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27-year-old female. I am worried about my first pregnancy. I am unable to identify the father of my child. I had my last period before 25 days. I had sex with A after 4 days of completing periods and after a week, I had sex with B for two days. My periods should come by today. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A delay in period does not indicate pregnancy. Please mention whether you have done a pregnancy test.   Read Full »

Why am I having delayed periods even after the pregnancy test being negative?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 23rd of last month, keeping in mind that my ovulation date was on the 25 to the 27th. But I took an I-pill the following morning. I should get my periods on the 15th of this month. I took a pregnancy test on the 17th. It was negative. There is no period till ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. There are two possible causes for delayed periods in your case. 1. First, the use of an emergency contraceptive pill. This is because the I-pill contains sex hormones that lead to hormonal imbalance and leading to disturbed ...  Read Full »

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