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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My periods are delayed for the last three months. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old unmarried girl. My period cycle is of 32 days, but it is delayed by four to five days in the last three months. I am a little bit nervous about this. I am also taking medicines for migraine. What is the reason for the delayed periods? Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Changes to menstrual cycles can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, changes in weight, hormonal imbalances, certain medications, and underlying medical conditions. It is possible that your menstrual cycle is being affected by your migraine medication, as...  Read Full »

I took I-pill and had unprotected sex. But now, I am having cramps and spotting but not having my periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an I-pill and got my period after 14 days. On the 19th day of my cycle, I had unprotected sex till the 28th day of my cycle. I am having cramps and spotting but not having my periods. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is possible that the cramps and spotting you are experiencing could be related to your menstrual cycle, but it is also possible that they could be side effects from the I-pill you took in the last month or related to the unprotected sex you had in this month....  Read Full »

I had regular periods right after 28 days but this time it has been six days late. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My whole life I had regular periods right after 28 days but this time it has been six days late. I am not married nor am involved in any sexual relationship. What should I do to get my period?  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common for women to experience changes in their menstrual cycle from time to time, and there can be several reasons why your period may be delayed. Stress, changes in diet or exercise habits, changes in weight, and hormonal imbalances can all contribute to ch...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend and she is late on her period by three days. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend is 19 years old and has been missing periods for the last three than the usual date. We had unprotected sex four days after and five days before the actual date. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your girlfriend has missed her period for three days and had unprotected sex, there is a possibility of pregnancy. However, it is also possible that her menstrual cycle is simply delayed due to other factors such as stress, changes in diet, or changes in physical ...  Read Full »

I had my first intercourse two days before my period and missed my periods. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods have been delayed by two days. My cycle is of around 34 days. We did use a condom during intercourse. I have missed periods before, but this time it is concerning due to other factors. However, it is rare to miss it. It happens just once every year or sometimes twice. I am n...  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Based on the information you have provided, there is a possibility that you could be pregnant. While condoms are a reliable form of contraception, they are not 100 % effective in preventing pregnancy. Additionally, it is possible to become p...  Read Full »

I had a miscarriage a few months back. Why is my period delayed though I am not pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a miscarriage a few months back. My period has been irregular since then. Why is my period delayed though I am not pregnant? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It is not uncommon for your menstrual cycle to be irregular or for your period to be late after a miscarriage. The small amount of blood discharge after your workout could be related to your period or may be due...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex after an abortion and took the Plan B pill for two days, but now my period is delayed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had a surgical abortion two months ago. I got my first post-abortion period last month, and it lasted for two weeks. It was heavy, and I took Methylergometrine drops for three days, and the bleeding stopped after two weeks. Post that, I had unprotected sex after two days, but he did n...  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It is normal for your period to be delayed or irregular after an abortion. Additionally, taking emergency contraception like Plan B (Levonorgestrel) can also affect your menstrual cycle. It is important to note ...  Read Full »

I have a 42 to 45 days cycle, and my period is delayed by 12 days. When should I take a pregnancy test, and how long does it take for hCG to show in the urine?

Query: Hello doctor, How long does it take for hCG to show up in the urine in a 42 to 45 days cycle? My period is delayed by 12 days. When should I take a pregnancy test?  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Typically, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) can be detected in urine around 10 to 14 days after conception. However, in longer cycles such as yours (42 to 45 days), ovulation and subsequent conception may occur later...  Read Full »

My period got delayed after having unprotected sex on the second day of taking Primolut-N, but my pregnancy test was negative. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the second day of taking Primolut-N. My period got delayed but my pregnancy test was negative. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Primolut-Nor (Norethisterone) is a medication that can be used to delay or induce menstruation. It is not a contraceptive, but it can help regulate the menstrual cycle. It is important to note that unprotected s...  Read Full »

I had a dilation and curettage last month and did not get my period even after five weeks. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a dilation and curettage last month. It is nearly five weeks now since I did not get my period. What should I do now? What could be the reason? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common for women to experience changes in their menstrual cycle after a dilation and curettage procedure. It may take several weeks for the body to recover from the procedure and for the menstrual cycle to return to its normal pattern. However, if you have not ha...  Read Full »

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