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Can hormonal changes cause delayed periods?

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Answered by

Dr. Pandian. P

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At August 27, 2022
Reviewed AtMay 16, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have missed two periods in the past two months. Also, I have not had sex in the last four months. The last time I had sex was at the end of my oral contraceptive cycle. I also took an oral contraceptive pill as a precaution the next morning, which led to bleeding for four days. The following month, I had my regular periods. Also, I had taken five pregnancy tests, all of which came negative. I am no longer on birth control pills and am not sexually active. I always had regular menstrual cycles even before using oral contraceptives. Are hormonal changes the reason for a delay of my periods?

Kindly advise.

Answered by Dr. Pandian. P


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

A hormonal imbalance can be the reason. I suggest you get the following tests done:

  • Urine routine and culture test.
  • Pap smear of the vaginal discharge for microbiology.
  • Thyroid profile.
  • Complete hemogram with peripheral smear study.
  • Ultrasound abdomen and pelvis.
  • If you cannot get the tests done, I suggest you go for induction agents for menstrual periods and regularization.

    I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Pandian. P
Dr. Pandian. P

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