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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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I have missed periods. Is this pregnancy or a disease amenorrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex at 11 PM but took I-pill the next morning at 9 AM. I have missed periods. I have heard about the disease amenorrhea. Is this pregnancy or a disease amenorrhea? If amenorrhea happens, can it be easily cured? How she I have regular periods? Is it a matter of fear or a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most probably, missed periods in your case, is because of I-pill. Please tell me the last periods date, date of intercourse, and usual cycle length so that I can guide you precisely.   Read Full »

Why have I not got my periods yet?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee got her periods one and a half months back. She did not get her cycle back again and then a month later, we had unprotected sex and I gave her Unwanted 72 the very next morning after breakfast. It is almost five days now and she still has not got her periods. We both are ten...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mostly pill is effective if taken within 72 hrs of unprotected intercourse. So, there should not be any chances of pregnancy but still, if tensed, you can do serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test to confirm. You can wait for 2 to 3 days for her periods to c...  Read Full »

My period is late by 16 days. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period a month back. I had unprotected sex six days later. I did not take any pills also. Now, my period is late by 16 days. Last week when we had sex, I took a pill. Is there any chance for pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your query, you had periods a month back. But six days later, in which month did you have unprotected intercourse, last month or this one? Also, when did you take the pill? Please specify for further guidance.   Read Full »

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