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 periods are irregular and had unprotected sex on the expected day of period, but I miss my period now. Is this due to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with PCOS last year. My doctor told me to take Diane 35 for four months. I stopped the pill two months ago, so my last period was on the very next month of stoppage of the drug. The periods was shorter and had no periods the next month. However, I had brown spotting or...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a condition which has multiple problems. When a woman at younger age group is having menstrual problems so most probably it has been considered due to PCOS, which is a biochemical abnormality existing in the body. You have to take ...  Read Full »

Pregnancy kit shows positive result but ultrasound shows no pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My period got delayed by 10 days and after checking with a pregnancy kit, I found out that I am pregnant. But, when underwent sonography, there was no pregnancy. I have not got my periods yet and have vomiting and giddiness. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest you to repeat pregnancy test immediately and if again positive then repeat ultrasound as well to see what is happening and you can start taking Folic acid meanwhile. In the early pregnancies, sometimes sac is not seen and it becomes visible as pregna...  Read Full »

I am 18. Why have I never got my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 and I have never had period but sometimes I feel like something wants to come but it does not come. I had puberty hair and underarms hair two years back.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is called primary amenorrhea and it is a complex problem for which you need full assessment with all blood tests and ultrasounds and even more to rule out the cause and find a diagnosis what actually is going on inside. And sometimes it usually runs in families l...  Read Full »

I took two emergency pill within a week. Is this causing delay in periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with my fiance and he ejaculated inside me 20 days back and within 24 hours I took a pill. After a week, we again had unprotected intercourse and he ejaculated inside me and again I took a pill within 24 hours. I have not got my periods yet. Could you sugges...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unwanted 72 has a side effect of messing up periods and since you have taken it twice so probably your periods are delayed due to this reason. I would suggest doing a pregnancy test to be sure and if you vomited the next day, then it had not affected the efficacy of th...  Read Full »

I have delayed periods with hot flushes, dizziness and fever. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. My period is always regular and exactly on time (every 34 days x 7 days of bleeding each time) but this time it is two weeks late. I am getting hot flushes, fever, I am cold all the time, dizzy, lightheaded, very weak. My abdomen is cramping and hurting, been so for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your history and symptoms, it seems that nothing is wrong with your body system. Sometimes, periods get disturbed. Your symptoms are pointing towards signs of PMS and I feel that you are panicked by the situation which is making the condition worse. I wo...  Read Full »

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