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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.

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A few days after taking the plan B pill, I had spotting just like periods for six days but with much darker blood. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I took the plan B pill 1 month before my period. A few days after taking the plan B pill, I had spotting just like periods for six days but with much darker blood. I have not got my period yet. Could I be pregnant? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you have proper menses at your time of period date, there is no chance of pregnancy in your case. Withdrawal bleeding is only a side effect of the I pill, it happened due to the sud...  Read Full »

I hugged my girlfriend, and we did not have intercourse. Can she be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,Can a girl become pregnant without sexual intercourse? I was having pre-ejaculate on my pants and I hugged my girlfriend. We both were completely dressed. I am not sure if the wet spot touched her or not. I am sure that we did not have intercourse. Can this cause pregnancy? She missed her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran. S. R.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. No chance of pregnancy. Semen cannot travel layers of clothing. Delayed periods can be due to It can be due to infection, if white discharges you can use tablet Doxy 100 milligrams twice a day for five days. It can ...  Read Full »

Why do I not get my periods for the past two years after my delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, After my delivery for the past two years, I had no period. I went for a checkup with a gynecologist. She gave me Primolut N (Norethisterone) to start my period. The period came but then again, no periods in coming months. I visited two to three doctors, they gave me the same Primolut N...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to It will take some six months for your thyroid levels to become normal with medicines and your periods to resume regularly. After initiating thyroid medicine, you have to repeat thyroid levels to see if the dosage is sufficient after three months. Moreover, you ha...  Read Full »

Can home pregnancy tests give false positive results?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting a faint positive line on the pregnancy test. I was diagnosed with pcod and I am taking ovaries plus one tablet after dinner and Oosure-M two tablets twice daily. I took a pregnancy test and got a faint positive line. Am I pregnant or my medicine causes false-positive lines...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your message. The sensitivity of pregnancy test kit are very high. They can be false negative, but not a false positive. I mean if it is showing positive, then definitely you are pregnant. Faint positive lines can occur due to delayed ovulation which leads t...  Read Full »

I missed my period last month and now I am three days late for my period this month as well. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I did not get my period for one month and now I am three days late for my period of this month. Am I overstressing? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Stress, anxiety, overwork, strict diet, strenuous exercise, hormonal imbalance, contraceptives, and medications can disturb cycles. You need to have a healthy lifestyle and exercise daily for maintaining a normal...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old female with absent periods for the past 70 days and a negative urine pregnancy test. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old female with a height of 5 '4 feet and weighs 166 lbs. I have not got my period for 70 days. I have started getting nauseous at night or sometimes during the day. I also have a stuffy nose. My longest menstrual cycle period was 53 days. My two urinary pregnancy tests r...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. From your history, I presume you have PCOD (Polycystic ovary disease). It is a congenital condition that you get from your parents. When you suddenly increase weight, the cholesterol gets converted into estroge...  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 »

What is the reason for burning sensation while peeing after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner nine days ago. The next day I took a pill. My periods were due seven days ago, and I did not have periods still. Also, there is a burning sensation while peeing, and also I noticed white bumps on my vaginal lips. Please assist and give a detailed repl...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your period was due a week ago, and you took the pill. But bleeding may delay after the pill, and some people even miss a period. Urine problems and bumps may be due to the reaction of the pill. I suggest you drink more water and take one teaspoon of baking soda in one ...  Read Full »

How to understand my wife's home pregnancy test results who has a delay of 15 days in her periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife, who is 23 years old, has missed her periods. There is a delay of 15 days. We have gone for a home pregnancy test but are unsure how to understand the results. Kindly guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have checked the image of the home pregnancy test results you shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The results are slightly unclear and show non-pregnant. However, the urine pregnancy ...  Read Full »

My 56-year-old mother missed her periods for the past six months. Could you give some information on menopause?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is 56 years old. She is not getting her regular menstrual cycle for the past six months. Is this normal for her age? What signs does she have to look out for during this time? She is feeling very tired and has put on some weight too. Are all these due to the sudden absence of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. It is normal to get such symptoms at premenopausal age. Signs that could be seen during this time include irregular periods, hot flashes, and mood swings. I would suggest your mother do tests including USG...  Read Full »

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