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 am I 13 days late?

Query: I am 21. I am now 13 days late. My periods are usually very consistent and start every 28-29 days. Just after my last period my partner and I had unprotected sex. The following morning I took the morning after pill, and the morning after that we had unprotected sex again. A few days later I experi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello. Greetings from icliniq. I understand your concern . I would like to tell you that after taking emergency contraceptives , it is possible that your periods may be delayed and irregular . Slight bleeding as you mentioned is also possible . Also the urine pregnancy test is negative , so i woul...  Read Full »

Is it normal to not have periods for 10 months after delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had cesarean delivery 12 months ago. She has uterine tumor of 2.2 x 1.6 cm in myometrium. After delivery she had been continuing periodical discharge for two months. Period has been stopped since last 10 months. My wife is still breastfeeding our baby (son). The doctor has advised...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cessation of menstruation is called amenorrhea. Amenorrhea for six months following pregnancy is usual, but when it has continued for 10 months, it requires investigations. Breastfeeding may be a cause. If the period does not return after stopping breastfeed...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for missing period when the pregnancy test is negative?

Query: Hi doctor, I miss my period. It is about a week late and I am having lower back pain, headache almost every day and cramps like I am having a period. I took a test yesterday at the doctor's office but it was negative. The doctor mentioned something about hCG because I never missed a period in my li...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that you have missed your menses by 7 days and the urine pregnancy test is negative, indicates that you are not pregnant. But considering the fact that this is the first time, the doctor must have ordered blood-based serum beta hCG test which is again a more...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex and have missed period. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an unprotected sex with my fiance a week ago and now I missed my period. I am scared that I will become pregnant and I do not want it now. Please help me to stop pregnancy. Please.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, please get a serum beta hCG test done to conclusively rule out or confirm pregnancy. If the hCG levels are more than 5mIU then you are pregnant else you are not. If positive then you may require to get an ultrasound pelvis done to confirm the location of pre...  Read Full »

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

Query: I had my normal periods 3 months back. Then I started a 14 day abs workout challenge from. Then i missed my periods never happened. Then I experienced spotting for the first time in my life for 12 days. I got periods the month after and last month no periods. It is already 6th of this month, and I'm...  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi Don’t worry Let me help you with this There can be few possibilities 1. During this age group sometimes it takes time to your periods to become normal and regular. It’s mainly hormonal changes and the rhythm of the cycle which takes times. No need to panic for that. You can wait for som...  Read Full »

Does irregular Mini-pill consumption result in pregnancy?

Query: I started the mini pill just over a month ago and a few times ive missed the pill by over 3 hours and at least 2 days after them times my boyfriend has ejacuated inside me im now 4 days late on my period is this normal or could i be pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajeev Chaudhary

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello Miss Thank you for your Query Mini Pill are progesterone only pills which have work by thickening the cervical mucus, which will prevent sperm penetration and reducing the chance of Pregnancy. Many Articles and research have shown using such pills have reduced unwanted pregnancy to 95-...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for lumps in the ovary?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife did not get her periods last month. The same happened exactly one year ago. At that time, we had consulted the doctor and she gave 21 day course of tablet and after that she got periods. At that time, she has a sonography. The doctor showed that there were small lumps on the right...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are likely to be unruptured follicles or hemorrhagic follicles. Most commonly such things occur in endometriosis, which can be confirmed and treated through laparoscopy. Only, if you are trying for pregnancy or if cysts are large and painful, then laparosco...  Read Full »

Should I take medicines to induce periods or wait as I could be pregnant?

Query: Hello Doc.. I am mother of 15 months old baby girl. My periods were regular but sometimes updown of 2_3 days but not more... My LMP was more than a month back for around 3 days. But now I have missed my periods. And took Pregnancy test which is negative. I should take Medicine or wait as I coul...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hello... Since the pregnancy test is negative you can wait for your periods.... Delay in single cycle usually does not require evaluation but if this persist then some blood test should be done to find out the cause.. Your BMI is also 30 which is higher and falls in obese range so you need to work...  Read Full »

I have missed my periods but pregnancy test is negative. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I had unprotected sex recently, then 10 days later I got my normal period. Now I am 4 days late (usually my cicle is strictly 21 days), took two early pregnancy tests and they are negative. Should I be concerned about pregnancy or other problems?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Since you had period post your intercourse, then the chances of pregnancy are rare. However in certain studies women have had regular periods during first trimester and they have delivered healthy babies later...  Read Full »

Why did I not get periods even after 40 days?

Query: Hi Doctor, I am 24 years old. My periods was regular before marriage and it has been one and a half years me getting married. My periods was regular for the past three months and this month it has been 40 days and I have not got my periods. I tried with a home pregnancy test and it was negative. Is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sini P

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi welcome to icliniq 1)If the urine pregnancy test is negative ,no chance of pregnancy at present 2)This can be taken as a delayed period,(can occur in tension,use of any drugs like ipill) 3)you can wait for one more week for normal period,orelse you have to take TAB DUPHASTONE 10 MG ONC...  Read Full »

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