Missed Period

About "Missed Period"

Other than pregnancy, there are many causes of missing a period. Conditions that affect the hormonal balance of the body results in delay or absence of periods. This imbalance can occur due to stress, high or low body weight, PCOS, using birth control pills, and thyroid problems.

Related Terms: Beta Hcg, Unprotected Sex, Pregnancy Test, Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Urine Pregnancy Test, I-pill, Contraceptive Pill

Recently Answered Questions

Why have I not got my periods for a month?
Query: Hello doctor, I missed my period last month and after the first late day I took a pregnancy test and it said not pregnant. So I waited for a few more days to go by to take another and it said positive so from that day I scheduled a follow-up appointment and when I went to get an ultrasound they tol...  Read Full »
Dr. Eeshani Dutta
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you done the blood pregnancy test (hCG)? It could have been a chemical pregnancy meaning non-viable early pregnancy. You can take medicines for withdrawal bleeding like Norethisterone 5 mg twice a day for five days. You will get periods after you stop the medicine. T...  Read Full »
I had sex during fertile period and missed period. Am I pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Ava 20 (hormonal contraceptive pill) for about three years. I recently just stopped taking it. I had sex about 3 to 4 time in my fertile period. I have missed my period by a few days. So, I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. I have been having a few symptom...  Read Full »
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have been actively trying to conceive and having unprotected sexual intercourse on fertile days does put the possibility of pregnancy high up on the list especially coupled with a missed period. A home pregnancy test can be negative in the first few days after...  Read Full »
Though my pregnancy test is negative, I miss my period. What to do now?
Query: Hello doctor, I have missed periods and a negative pregnancy test. Should I wait for another test? I tested three days back. The last LMP date was exactly a month back. This is related to my wife.  Read Full »
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your urine pregnancy test is negative, there is nothing to worry about. The delay could be because of hormonal changes. However, if you do not get periods within a week or so, then get yourself checked by a gynecologist and get a pelvic scan done to rule out the e...  Read Full »
Why am I not getting my periods after taking Z pack?
Query: Hello doctor,My last period started a month back. The next week I was on a Z pack for a throat infection. I have not gotten my period this month. I am 7 to 10 days late. Took six different brands, etc. Pregnancy tests are all negative. What could be causing this late period? I am under a lot of stre...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that urine pregnancy test is negative, and as this is the first time that your menses have been delayed and there is a likely cause present- the throat infection and the stress factor during this month. So, stress as we know that it can easily cause hormonal...  Read Full »
I have missed periods. Is this pregnancy or a disease amenorrhea?
Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected sex at 11 PM but took I-pill the next morning at 9 AM. I have missed periods. I have heard about the disease amenorrhea. Is this pregnancy or a disease amenorrhea? If amenorrhea happens, can it be easily cured? How she I have regular periods? Is it a matter of fear or a c...  Read Full »
Dr. Meeta Airen
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably, missed periods in your case, is because of I-pill. Please tell me the last periods date, date of intercourse, and usual cycle length so that I can guide you precisely. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://w...  Read Full »
Is my missed period due to stress?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old female who weighs 139 kg. I am concerned about my periods. I had my last period two months ago, but have not had one since then. I feel that I ovulated on time after my last period, and have basically had PMS ever since. I have very tender breasts, lower left sided a...  Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem was bound to start sooner, if not later. The reason for the absence of menstrual bleeding is due to being grossly overweight. 139 kg is something you should be concerned about. Yes, stress and anxiety can be a cause of absent cycle as well as cystic ovari...  Read Full »
Why have I missed my period this month?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and I have missed my period this month. Last period was on 19th of last month. Few days ago, I vomited two times, so I have checked urine test a few days back. There was a faint line. Again I checked it in the evening on the same day, the result was faint line. But w...  Read Full »
Dr. Sree Gouri Sr
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Urine pregnancy test may give faint line during early pregnancy. And also in ultrasound it may take around six weeks for visualization of gestational sac. So, you better go for blood test for pregnancy which will give accurate result comp...  Read Full »
Why have I not got my periods after sexual intercourse?
Query: Hello doctor,I am in doubt that I am pregnant. I had safe sex with my husband as we are sure that there is no scope of pregnancy because we were very cautious but still I did not have periods this month. I need to be sure if I am pregnant.  Read Full »
Dr. Nadia Khan
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though chances of getting pregnant are really minimal with all types of protection but nothing is 100 percent safe. So if you have missed periods and you seem concerned then there is no harm in doing a pregnancy test for your own peace of mind to rule it out and to avo...  Read Full »
I bled after I-pill, but missed period on due date. Am I pregnant?
Query: Hi doctor, My periods got ended on the 12th of last month and I had protected sex on 15th. As I noticed some semen on me, I took an I-pill on the same day. Then, I got periods after 8 days of I-pill, which lasted for five days as usual. But, the period was not like the way I usually get. There was n...  Read Full »
Dr. Aamir Mohd
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all relax. You are not pregnant. Your periods came early because of I-pill medicine (emergency contraceptive pill). Sometimes, it can make periods come early and sometimes, it can delay. In your case, it made your periods early. But, I want to caution ...  Read Full »
Should I meet my gynecologist for missed period?
Query: Hi doctor, My LMP was 7th of last month. I have done my urine test and it came negative. Also, I have tested beta hCG and it is less than 1. But, I have missed my period without any symptoms. Why? Do I need to visit a gynecologist regarding this missed period?  Read Full »
Dr. Sonal Prasad
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is less than one, you are not pregnant. So, we can safely suggest you medication to induce your periods. I suggest tablet Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) 10 mg three times a day. Consult your specialist doctor, dis...  Read Full »


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