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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Why did I miss my period?

Query: Hello doctor, I missed my period. The last period was more than a month back. I took a urine pregnancy test this week and today early morning, and both results negative. I had intercourse with my partner this past month, but I always used condom protection, and my partner always ejaculated outside....  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As pregnancy test has been checked twice already and found negative, and also as you have used contraceptive method the delayed periods can be mostly due to stress or underlying hormonal disturbances or sometimes a lifestyle-related problem called PCOS (polycystic ov...  Read Full »

Can Duphaston cause missed periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 30 years old. I have missed my period for eight days now. On my 24th day of the menstrual cycle, I started using Duphaston once daily and finished the dose yesterday. Usually, my menstrual cycle comes between 26 to 28 days. This month, I got cramps but nothing came out. Could this be ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know the reason for taking Duphaston (Dydrogesterone). If you are planning for pregnancy, then it is advisable to check pregnancy once using a urine pregnancy test at home. If it is negative, then you can wait for two weeks to get your periods as you have ...  Read Full »

Is breast examination performed on a 15-year-old girl with PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister has PCOS, and the doctor suggested a breast examination after her diagnosis. I had looked up information online about PCOS, and a breast examination was not something I had heard being performed on a 15-year-old. Her diagnosis involved an ultrasound and blood work. I initially...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOS is generally diagnosed by irregular cycles, hirsutism, ultrasound findings in ovaries. Breast examination maybe sometimes be needed, especially if you have hair on the breast, face, etc., some unusual symptoms. It is difficult to comment further without knowing y...  Read Full »

What does no cardiac activity on an early ultrasound mean?

Query: Hi doctor, The issue is after January, and my menstruation was missed. I checked at home using a pregnancy strip and saw a positive result. After that, I met a gynecologist. She took sonography and prescribed medicines to review again after 15 days. She did not find cardiac activity in the fetus. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Considering that your last menstrual period date was in January, so that makes you ten weeks and one day pregnant as of date today. But having gone through the latest ultrasound for a dating scan (attachments removed to protect the patient'...  Read Full »

Why am I not getting my period after stopping birth control pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I stopped taking birth control pills four weeks ago. Last week I had abdominal pain for about three days and was associated with constipation and gas. This week I should have got my periods, but not yet. I have cramps that tend to remain the same. My nipples have also seemed more erect o...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. The symptoms you are having might or might not be associated with stopping birth control pills. There are very few chances that you are pregnant. You can take a pregnancy test after waiting for a week if you do not get periods. If the pregn...  Read Full »

Why did I not get periods from two months?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old and I am sexually active. Last month, I had sex twice using condoms. I did not get my periods for the past two months. Frequently, I have delayed periods for few days. So I took a pregnancy test last week and it came back negative. I do not know whether I am pregnant ...  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know the exact date of your last period. Please mention whether you have any weight gain, excessive facial or body hair, delayed periods, and dark pigmentation around the neck or armpits. As your pregnancy test is negative, you have a chance of developing PCOS...  Read Full »

After how many days of missed periods, should pregnancy test be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask something about pregnancy. I have missed my period for 60 days. I got my last period before two months. I checked for pregnancy using a pregnancy kit. It showed me a negative result. When can I take my pregnancy test again? Before six months, I had PCOD. I was taking medici...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have delayed periods due to anovulation. As your pregnancy test shows a negative result taken after 50 days, it is good to check it again tomorrow. If it is negative, then it is advisable to take medications for having withdrawal bleeding. PCOS (polycystic ovari...  Read Full »

What are the reasons, other than pregnancy, for missed periods?

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my girlfriend had sex. During that time, my penis tip entered her vaginal opening thrice. I did not ejaculate inside before or after doing sex. Now, she has missed her periods for few days. What is the reason?   Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is no ejaculation, then there are no chances for her to become pregnant. But many times men are not sure about their precum. So it is good to do a home pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy and it helps to relieve stress. If it is negative, then it cannot be due...  Read Full »

What to do when periods are late by a week?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not getting my periods. It is already a week from the date. Previously nothing happened like this.  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, 28 plus or minus seven days is considered a normal length of the menstrual cycle. If this is the first time you had skipped your periods, I would advise you to wait for another week. If you still do not get your periods, you can take the following medication me...  Read Full »

Why do I have spotting and irregular periods for the last three months?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my normal periods three months back. After that, I started to do a 14 day ABS workout challenge. After starting it, I have missed my periods. I experienced some spotting for the first time for 12 days. I got my periods before two months and I did not have periods last month. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are some possibilities. Sometimes, it takes time to get your periods normally and regularly. It mainly depends on the hormonal changes and the rhythm of the cycle. Do not be panic. You can wait for some more time. You can have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease)...  Read Full »

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