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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How long does it take to get periods after withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my last period on the 30th of last month. I have a 25-day cycle with 5 days of bleeding. I had sex on the 6th of this month. Although we used withdrawal method, I took an ipill within six hours, just as a precaution. I started a light bleed on the 12th of this month until the 20t...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be due to hormonal changes caused by the pill. And, the spotting which you had was withdrawal bleeding. However, if you are...  Read Full »

There are no symptoms of periods. Is there any reason to worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42-year-old female. I had my last period on third of this month. I had unprotected sex on twenty first. I had an I-pill on the same day. My usual menstrual cycle is 26 to 28 days, but there are no symptoms of periods. Is there any reason to worry? When will I get my periods?  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Since you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be because of hormonal changes due to your pill. So relax and do not worry. However, if you doubt, get a urine pregnancy test done with a...  Read Full »

How to know whether my wife is pregnant as her two beta hCG test values differ?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife's period has been delayed for five days. Yesterday we took beta hCG test. The laboratory report says 500 mIU/mL, but they were not sure due to the technical problem. So, they sent the sample to another laboratory, and the result was 0.100. Even our doctor is confused now. Please h...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) more than 100 mIU/mL means your pregnant. Please repeat your beta hCG again in a different laboratory. Because two laboratories have given completely different values and in this situation, it becomes tough as to which value to rely...  Read Full »

Do stress and restlessness cause a delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had PCOD and took homeopathy medicine, after which my periods started getting regular. I got engaged about two months back and I got married last month. I took pills during my engagement and marriage time to advance my periods. I got my period on 14th each month after taking the pil...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample to ensure that you are not pregnant. It depends upon when you have ovulated. If the pregnancy test is negative, then there is nothing to worry about. Usually, the cramps and discomfort could be becau...  Read Full »

Can X-ray show pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 24 years old and her period was regular of 30 days. Before two months, we had intercourse after seven days of her periods. She had her period after some 15 days. It was normal for the first two days, but after that it was very heavy. She had abdominal cramps for approximately a...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without doing a urine pregnancy test it is very difficult for me to tell whether she is pregnant or not. Moreover, early pregnancy cannot be detected in x-ray. You will have to do a urine pregnancy test at home first. She need not go anywhere for this test. Just co...  Read Full »

What are the causes of pelvic pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having pelvic pain when I sit, stand or walk. I am late for my period. I took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, the cause of pelvic pain could be some vaginal or urinary infection. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally and avoid having sex till then. Wear cotton panties and loose lowers. Maintain personal hygiene and take plenty of fluids. Wash your priv...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy through rubbing the penis on the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner without any penetration. I rubbed my penis over her vagina. I might have a little semen present in it. She usually has a periods cycle of 33 to 35 days. But her periods got delayed this month. Is she pregnant? Why is there a delay in her periods? Is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Just touching or rubbing will not cause pregnancy. So relax and do not worry. The delay occurs due to hormonal changes. It happens due to stress and strain.  Read Full »

Took emergency contraceptive pill after sex and had bleeding. Why is the period delayed now?

Query: Hi doctor, My fiancee and I had an unprotected sex two months back, and after 3 to 4 hours, she took an emergency contraceptive. Her last period started three months back, and she took the pill (Unwanted 72) on the sam day after sex in 3 to 4 hours. I did ejaculated outside. After 7 to 8 days of ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be because of hormonal changes due to the pill you have taken. There is nothing to worry about. However, if you have a doubt, then get back to me. Take c...  Read Full »

Is I-pill still effective when taken 48 hours after the act?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband and I had protected sex on the 15th of the month. I have taken an I-pill on the 17th. There is no withdrawal bleeding yet. I was worried about a pregnancy as there was some pre-ejaculate involved. So, I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. Now, when can I expect...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be because of hormonal changes due to the pill you have taken. Wait for another week or so, and repeat the test with an early ...  Read Full »

My doctor saw a dominant follicle about to rupture. Am I pregnant or ovulating?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex the last four weeks before my period and after 25 hours, I drank ECP and bled after four days. Then, I have not gotten my period this month. I went to the gynecologist yesterday and she said that she saw a dominant follicle on the right side of my ovary which will almost rup...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Every woman, every month, produces an egg which matures and gets ready for fertilization. The mature ovum is called dominant follicle. No, pregnant women will not have a dominant follicle. Yes, you are ovulating now. Since your scan is clear, there is no chance of...  Read Full »

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