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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Why is there delay in periods after taking emergency contraceptive pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my periods on the fourth of last month. But last month, I had taken Unwanted 72 on 8th that is on my fifth day of the period. And around 18th, I had brown discharge and red streaks of blood coming out with mucus, and it stopped after three days. This month I did an USG, and I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have taken Unwanted 72, you are likely to experience vaginal discharge, spotting, or irregular bleeding, and your next cycle may get disturbed, which may occur earlier or later from the usual dates. However, the menstrual cycles will get normalized in one to two ...  Read Full »

Can I still become pregnant after taking I-pill after sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex after a week of getting periods. I took a pill of I-pill within two hours of sex and another pill after two days. I had some small spotting after a week and I checked my HCG after three weeks. It was 2 IU/L. Can I be pregnant? Why my periods are delayed?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand the concern. I have seen the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it is absolutely normal. As you had taken I-pill (Levonorgestrel) twice after sex, it results in disturbed menses, irregular bleeding, and spotting. It is quite common ...  Read Full »

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