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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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My period is delayed despite taking ECP pills. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my fiance. After sex, within 48 hours, I took two ECP tablets. After taking it, bleeding started for two days. My menstrual date was a week back but I did not get it. Also, I face some kind of a different taste in my throat, have a headache and troubled heart. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your periods can become irregular after taking ECP (emergency contraceptive pill). It may be early or delayed by one week. You may also have spotting. You have taken medicine correctly. The urine test will not pick up early pregnancy. Please do serum Beta hCG blood test...  Read Full »

Why is my menstrual cycle late after having sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex before two months. After a month, I got my periods, and it was slightly heavier. It lasted for an average duration, and it started on the expected date. After a month, my periods was late and I had a white discharge and have a feeling of getting periods. But I have no...  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you did not have any intercourse after getting periods, you would not be pregnant. Your periods can be delayed if you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill. Do serum TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and serum prolactin blood test on an empty stomach tomorrow mor...  Read Full »

Have I missed my periods due to I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiance one and a half months back and within an hour, I took I-pill. Eight days later, I had some spotting and after that, I usually had my periods a week later. But, this time it did not happen and I am totally freaked out and I did try sugar pregnancy test at home b...  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your periods can be delayed due to I-pill. Periods can also be delayed due to hormonal problems. Do serum beta hCG blood test to rule out pregnancy confirmatively. Let me know your blood report so that I can guide you. Do serum TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and seru...  Read Full »

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