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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Can periods be induced if they are late, and urine pregnancy test is negative?

Query: Hello doctor, I induced my period last month due to its delay after confirming no pregnancy. This month as well period is delayed by a week, but the urine pregnancy test says negative. Should I induce periods every month? I am trying to get pregnant after taking treatment for hypothyroidism. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If HSG (hysterosalpingography) is normal and you have irregular periods. Then have to try a different dose of medicines to induce ovulation and do an ovulation study. And if required, then injection for healing ovulation can be done. Intercourses after ovulation for fiv...  Read Full »

I have a delay in period with bright red bleeding now. Is it a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods were late by six days. I had taken five pregnancy tests and all were negative. I have a dull ache in my lower back and cramps on my right side. Now, I am bleeding bright red and the flow is mild. Could this be a miscarriage or is it my normal period? I had a few pregnancy sy...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since the five tests were negative and you have started bleeding you are not pregnant. Because, urine pregnancy test can be positive for a variable period. It can be positive from the 10th day to two months, even after an abortion. So, you are not pregnant. Symptoms ...  Read Full »

Could ECP result in a delayed period?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I had unprotected intercourse with my partner and soon after which I took an ECP. Then, 10 to 12 days later I got my period. However, this month they are late by 13 days. But, I am getting lower abdomen cramps. Why is this happening? Could you suggest any medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When you take ECP (emergency contraceptive pill), you are taking hormonal pills, which can interfere with your body's hormonal cycle that is responsible for your normal menstrual cycle. Due to this disturbed cycle, you can have irregular cycle for once or twice and it ...  Read Full »

When will I get my periods after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, 11 weeks ago, I delivered my baby. I breastfed for only one day. But, my breasts continued to leak heavily for four weeks. I bled for three weeks and I still have not had my first period. I have taken a few pregnancy tests. All are negative, except one, which was a faint positive, whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that you have delivered two to three months before. It is normal that you bleed in less amount up to one and half month. It is absolutely normal. After delivery, you do not ovulate at least for three weeks and on average for three months. So, you do not h...  Read Full »

Why is my periods late?

Query: Hi doctor,I missed my period and my actual due date was 20 days ago. But, the pregnancy test shows negative and this is happening for the first time. My period is always regular. What could cause this? What will the reason behind this?  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to At the age of 35 years and with the concern of your weight 39.92 and BMI 14.2, you may have early menopause. Do a thyroid test. Sometimes, due to thyroid also your periods can get elongated. Or it is more likely perimenopausal period from which you are passing and...  Read Full »

Can emergency contraceptive pill be the cause for my delayed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am one week late as of today for my menstrual period. Currently, my cycle is 38 days. I have been having protected sexual intercourse the past month, but just recently (Day 35) of my cycle, the condom of my partner leaked at the base. So I immediately took emergency contraceptive w...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you are right, your period will come soon and that is most likely possibility. Your symptoms can be due to both pregnancy and/or hormones. Because in pregnancy there is increase in amount of hormones and you just take higher dose of hormones. And symptoms you ar...  Read Full »

Is there a chance to get pregnant while taking Krimson 35 regularly?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had intercourse with my partner. I am taking Krimson 35 regularly, and my partner used a condom also. I have PCOS. Do I have a chance to get pregnant? We are not planning for a child now. Do we have any other tests that can diagnose pregnancy early or should I have to wait fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As your partner has used a condom for sex, then there is less chance to get pregnant. As you are taking Krimson 35 (Cyproterone with Ethinylestradiol) regularly, so there is no chance to get pregnant. Take tablets regularly. Some tests can diagnose pregnancy early such ...  Read Full »

How to resume my period?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married last month. Since my period date was clashing with my wedding date, I had to take some medicine in order to postpone my period. My normal period cycle is 27 or 28 days, but in the last few months due to stress and exertion, I had been getting my period 5 or 6 days early. So,...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read and understood your query. Let me explain you that you do not have any major problem and you will get relieved by the treatment itself. Yes, you can have intercourse now at least. You have taken Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone) for five days. Act...  Read Full »

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