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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What is the reason for not getting periods even after taking I-pill after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my wife when her periods was due. But at that date, she did not get her period, and she took an I-pill next day. It is already six days since she took the I-pill, but she did not get her periods still. I am really worried that she is pregnant, as we are not plan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her periods could have been missed due to pregnancy caused due to the earlier intercourse or due to hormonal imbalance. Get a serum beta hCG done, which is a blood test. Review with the report, so that I can suggest medication to induce periods. Revert with more inform...  Read Full »

I took five I-pills within two months. Does it affect my fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old and I took five I-pills within two months and I am not getting periods. The last I-pill I took was before two days. Will it affect me in future while having a baby? Does it affect my fertility? Please answer me as soon as possible.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.While I-pill is a good emergency contraceptive, it is an emergency contraceptive. Taking five in two months is way too much. Please stick to routine contraceptives like pills and condoms and use I-pill sparingly. Now having five I-pills in two months will not have any long-...  Read Full »

Is it possible to ovulate late with missing period?

Query: Hello doctor, My LMP was a few months back. I did not get periods after that. We thought I was further along when I found out I was pregnant a month later. I went for an ultrasound and there was nothing on the screen. I went back three weeks later and the baby was measuring 6 weeks 1 day. Is it pos...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your conception. Yes, it is possible to ovulate late. In fact one of the causes of delayed periods is delayed ovulation. Make sure you take your Folic acid supplements and get your routine investigations of pregnancy done (blood group, complete blo...  Read Full »

How effective Meprate in preventing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend is a virgin and we were intimate on two consecutive days last month. During that time, her periods were delayed by two weeks. I was careful not to ejaculate anywhere near her vagina nor was it knowingly in contact with my penis. She waited for another 10 days and since she d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, Meprate - Medroxyprogesterone should be taken only after confirming the absence of pregnancy as Meprate has a tendency of causing incomplete abortion. So, it would be wise to get a serum beta hCG done (human chorionic gonadotropin). It is a blood test that d...  Read Full »

I have not got my periods yet after intercourse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22. I had an intercourse two months back. I got my period on 13th of last month and I did not get in this month. What should I do? Need your help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. Get a urine pregnancy test done. If it is positive we will opt for medical termination of pregnancy. If it is negative we will give withdrawal. Please note that medicines to induce periods is different in case of pregnancy test being positive and ne...  Read Full »

It has been more than a week to date of menstruation. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, It has been more than a week to the date of menstruation of my fiancee. She has no symptoms of pregnancy as we have tested the urine to check the pregnancy at home. She is trying to induce periods by eating papaya, cardamom, etc., but nothing happens. We are worried now, please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eating papaya, etc., will not induce menstruation. Please get a serum beta hCG levels done. It is a simple blood test. The medicine to induce menstruation is given according to the value of this test. So message me back or visit a gynecologist with reports and get prope...  Read Full »

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