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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What will happen to my periods if I discontinue Meprate?

Query: Hi doctor, My last menstruation happened 50 days ago. But usually, my cycle is around 33 to 36 days on average. We had unprotected intercourse on the 11th day of my cycle, and I checked UPT on my 46th day. It was negative. I started taking tablet Meprate 10 mg once daily and had only for three da...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The cause for delay in the period may be due to the discontinuation of tablet Meprate 10 mg (Medroxyprogesterone acetate). It is essential to take the complete dose, as the progesterone levels in the body have to reach a ...  Read Full »

Does low hemoglobin affect periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend did not get a period this month. It was supposed to happen last week. She is having stomach pain and pain in her knees. She has a habit of fingering, and she is taking supplements for hemoglobin. Her query is, does this mean she is pregnant, or might it be a hormonal change? K...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If your friend has had unprotected intercourse during her present cycle, the cause of the delayed period maybe pregnancy, and this can be confirmed with a urine pregnancy test that can be done at home or if your friend is not sexually acti...  Read Full »

How long will it take for getting periods after taking Deviry in delayed periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query about my menstrual cycle. I am 29-year-old. I have missed my periods for 40 days now. I am experiencing random mood swings. I also took Deviry about one week back, and I have still not got it. I took a urine pregnancy test three days back, and it was negative. Kindly help ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. With the present stressful pandemic situation, a lot of our menstrual cycles have become irregular. It could be due to stress, weight change, change in diet and exercise regime, inactivity, etc. Hence period irregularity over two to three mont...  Read Full »

Does Dronis 20 cause irregular menstruation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a mother of a 21-month-old baby, and post his birth, my doctor advised me to take Dronis 20 as a contraceptive. I was taking it regularly. However, last month, I did not have my period properly. Last month it was just spotting for five to six days, and then I started retaking Dronis. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. May I know from when you are on Dronis 20 (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone)? Also, have you taken a pregnancy test (there are possibilities of pregnancy even when on the pill)? This is to rule out any possibility of pregnancy (as you have a...  Read Full »

How long should you wait to go the doctor after a missed period?

Query: Hi mam, I had sex the very next day after my periods ended. I took I-pills and my periods are late. They were supposed to come before nine days. I took up yesterday and today, but both the tests are negative. Should I do a UPT again after a week? When will my periods come naturally? Are there any c...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. These are the answers to your queries: 1) No, you do not need a UPT (urine pregnancy test) again. Your period is delayed because of the I-pill (Levonorgestrel) you took for contraception (it is a side effect). 2) Usually, periods ...  Read Full »

After how many days of Regestrone does the period occur?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 3-year-old child. Now I want to avoid unplanned pregnancy. Usually, mine is a 27-day cycle. I got my last period 35 days ago. Till now, I have not got the period. I have not done any pregnancy tests. I started taking Regestrone tablets from last week for two days (morning and ni...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Firstly, Regestrone (Norethisterone) has to be taken for five days twice or thrice daily. A lesser dose may not help to induce your period. The lesser dose may be the cause of your delayed period. Secondly, even after completion of dosage, it ...  Read Full »

Why did I not have periods from four months?

Query: Hello doctor,I have not had my periods for four months. I had sex three months back. After two months of having sex, I took three pregnancy tests at suitable intervals. They all were negative. Earlier I have been diagnosed with PCOS. Can I be pregnant? Also, I have attached some of my blood reports ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Two things are clear from your USG (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) - You are not pregnant as your scan shows a not pregnant size uterus. You do not have polycystic ovaries. Your blood reports show: A normal thyroid function. A norma...  Read Full »

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