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 had sex during my period. Will there be any delay in next periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My last four months periods were on 24, 21, 21, and 22. When should my next date be? I had sex during my period. But there was no discharge inside me (we do not remember actually). So, will there be any delay in periods?  Read Full »

Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to the tracking, your cycle is nearly 30 days. Your periods always need not be on time. You can expect in a couple of days. Also, you have not mentioned that you have had unprotected sex. Your periods might be delayed due to other reasons. I would recommen...  Read Full »

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