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Why is my menstrual cycle late after having sex?

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Dr. Tara Devi

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At August 17, 2018
Reviewed AtAugust 2, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had protected sex before two months. After a month, I got my periods, and it was slightly heavier. It lasted for an average duration, and it started on the expected date. After a month, my periods was late and I had a white discharge and have a feeling of getting periods. But I have not got it. Sometimes I also have sore breasts.Really worried. Why is my second menstrual cycle late after having sex? What can be done to have them now?

Answered by Dr. Tara Devi

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

If you did not have any intercourse after getting periods, you would not be pregnant. Your periods can be delayed if you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill. Do serum TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and serum prolactin blood test on an empty stomach tomorrow morning to see if you have any hormonal imbalance. Do USG (ultrasound) pelvis by transvaginal scan to see if you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If you are not sure of pregnancy, do serum beta hCG blood test to rule out pregnancy.

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

Dr. Tara Devi
Dr. Tara Devi

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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