Q. How to confirm whether my delayed period is due to i-pill intake or pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 28, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am 31 years old. My periods are usually late. Last month I had sex with my partner on the first day of the menstrual cycle and had an i-pill after 40 hours of intercourse. It is two weeks now, and I did not get my period yet. Do I have a chance of getting pregnant by having sex on the first day of my menstrual cycle? If yes, then what about bleeding and ovulating at the time of intercourse? Let me know why is there a delay in this month's cycle? Do I need to go for a pregnancy test or consult a doctor?



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I understand that you had sex just on the day when the bleeding stopped if that is what you meant, then no need to get worried. (First day of the menstrual cycle is considered as the first day of bleeding). So no chances of getting pregnant.

It is normal to see a delay in periods in many females after sexual intercourse if they are not regular in sex. Delay is seen after taking i-pill too.

So stop worrying. No need to see a doctor as of now. If you still have doubts, then get one urine pregnancy test done (UPT). Kits are available easily with chemists. This will definitely come negative.

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