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 am still waiting for my periods a month after I-pill. Will I get it?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods got over on the 7th of last month. I had unprotected sex with my partner on 10th. Within three to four hours, I took I-pill. I bled exactly after one week, that is, on the 17th. The bleeding was there for four days maximum. Now, it is the 12th and I am still waiting for my p...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had bleeding after sex. So, the chance of pregnancy is nil. Periods may come on time or it may be late due to the effect of the pill. So, wait and relax. The time of period varies from person to person. There is no fixed rule.   Read Full »

Does white discharge from the vagina indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with my partner a month ago and two days later I had a pregnancy test which showed negative results. I am having a white mucus discharge instead of periods. Am I pregnant? I have also suffered cold due to change of place and a little stress. I was supposed to have m...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had protected sex then the chance of pregnancy is almost nil. Four days after sex, the pregnancy test will always be negative. Your periods are late by 10 days so you can now do urine pregnancy test. Your periods may be late due to many reasons including an...  Read Full »

Had sex on third day of periods. What is the chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband after 2 days of my period. Then, I took an i-pill on the same day. My period stopped the very next day. My period was due now, but it has still not started. I have cramps in my lower belly. From last 2-3 days, I am having smelly watery discharge. Ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You had sex on third day of your periods, hence chance of pregnancy is nil. Your periods may be late due to i-pill. But, if you have smelly vaginal discharge then you may have infection. You can also do urine pregnancy tes...  Read Full »

HPT was negative two days back. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been 27 days since I missed my periods. My last period was almost two months back. I was feeling sick and slight spotting was noticed for three days. I had breast pain for more than eight days, but now the pain has reduced. 19 days back doctor said follicle is observed. So, peri...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your problem. If follicles were observed 19 days back then you still have time for period to occur. Did you take any hormonal pills? If yes then breast pain and late period may be due to that. You should wait for another week. If still no periods a...  Read Full »

My period is delayed due to intake of I-pill. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My period was due on the 20th of this month. I had protected sex on 14th night, and we had a bit of a doubt about the protection, so on 15th evening, I took an I-pill. On 17th night, we again had protected sex, and on the 19th morning, I took another I-pill. I did not get my periods y...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of pregnancy is low with sex on the days mentioned. Your period is late due to the effect of I-pill. It is too early to test, if you do not get your period by the 25th, then repeat the pregnancy test. But, the chance of pregnancy is almost nil. For more inf...  Read Full »

My period is late by two weeks. What is the cause of it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. My period is delayed for two weeks. I had a negative result when I took a pregnancy test. Currently, I have headaches, backaches, cramps in my abdomen, and sometimes, I have cramps on my lower abdomen. My heartbeat is too fast often even when I am not doing a...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Periods can be delayed due to several reasons including stress. Please mention you have any stressful situation in your life. Periods can also be delayed due to occasional hormonal disturbance. If there is a chance for pregnancy, sometimes pregnancy tests can show a pos...  Read Full »

How effective is an expired condom?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with my girlfriend. Unfortunately, it was an expired condom. But, we had no problem with the condom. Now, my girlfriend has missed her periods. So, please give me your suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the condom did not break, then the chance of pregnancy is low. But, she can do a urine pregnancy test to confirm her current state. For further information consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist  Read Full »

Can taking two I-pills within a span of two weeks cause delayed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had irregular periods. So, my family doctor suggested to have Femilon. I had Femilon for over a year and stopped it three months back. After that I had two I-pills within a span of two weeks and my periods have started two weeks earlier. Kindly suggest a solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Period starting early is due to effect of I-pill. You do not need to do anything. But, if you have taken two I-pills in two weeks for contraception, then it is better to continue with Femilon (combination of Desogestrel and Ethinyl...  Read Full »

After sex, my partner took I-pill and she has not got periods. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my partner. It has been five days now. She has not got her periods. She took I-pill within 75 hours of sex. I need suggestions. How to deal with this issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking I-pill within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse reduces the risk of pregnancy by 88 percent. When was her last period? Periods may be late due to I-pill.  Read Full »

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