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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On taking I-pill, I had periods, and then I had not bled since then. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex and took a pill after two days. Again in a gap of three days had sex and took an I-pill. 10 days later, I had periods, and after that, I have not bled since then. I took three home pregnancy tests which showed negative. What could be the reason? I am on regular Thyronorm 62.5 fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. One thing is clear that the pregnancy test is negative. Also, you took the pill well in time and also got the withdrawal bleeding. We will have to investigate the reason for not getting periods. Get an ultrasound pelvis done. There can be ovarian cyst a...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

How much delay in periods is normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old female. I usually have my periods at the end of every month, but I have not yet got my period for this month. I had intercourse with a guy two weeks ago. But I do not have sickness or symptoms of pregnancy till today. I am thinking about getting a pregnancy test if do n...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do not worry or stress. My advice would also be to take a pregnancy test since it is the only way to rule out pregnancy as a cause of delay in periods. If the pregnancy test is negative, you can wait for your periods to naturally occur for...  Read Full »

Which is the safe period to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I had missed my period. Last month mid I got my periods. I had unprotected sex on the last day of last month. Yesterday I checked, it is showing that I am pregnant. How is it possible? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, let me explain the fertile period and safe period in a menstrual cycle. Day 1 to 7 of your period (starting on the first day of your period, in your case, it is mid of last month) is considered as the safe period. During this time, the...  Read Full »

Are tender breasts and light yellow discharge from nipples symptoms of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a PCOD problem, and every month I get late menstrual bleeding or no bleeding. I also did not get menstrual bleeding this month, but I doubt that I may be pregnant. I have mild pregnancy symptoms like cravings, back pain, and abdominal cramps. I have one new symptom that I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the symptoms experienced by you are very nonspecific and can occur in premenstrual (one week before menstrual bleeding) or pregnancy. This is due to a reduction in estrogen and progesterone, which occurs towards the end of your menstrual cycle. Also, minimal yell...  Read Full »

Can Vitamin C overdose cause pain in the lower abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, The period cycle of my wife is usually 30 to 32 days. The last period was before two months and 21 days. And, we had unprotected sex on her sixth day of periods. After 26 days in the same month, she got her periods. She got her periods in the same month we had sex. But, in the next month...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin C does not usually cause pain in the lower abdomen, but yes, if they are premenstrual cramps, they cannot be ruled out. The chances of pregnancy are minimal as she already had her menses in the month you had sex, and the urine pregnancy tests are negative. ...  Read Full »

Do bulky ovaries in an ultrasound scan of the abdomen indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill after unprotected intercourse and got a period after two days. But after a month, I had nausea and missed my period. I took Norethisterone, and the day I stopped it, I got my periods. It has been eight weeks after intercourse, and I still test negative, but I have abdomi...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Swollen or bulky ovaries are not a sign of pregnancy. Also, your USG scan (ultrasonography) is normal, except for bulky ovaries (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Usually, the volume of ovaries should be less than 10 cc...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother of 15 months old baby girl. My periods were regular, sometimes with an up-down of two to three days but not more. My LMP was more than a month back for around three days. But now, I have missed my periods, and my pregnancy test is also negative. What should I do? Should ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the pregnancy test is negative, you can wait for your periods. Delay in a single cycle usually does not require evaluation, but if this persists, You should do some blood tests to determine the cause. Your BMI (body mass index) is also 30, which is higher and ...  Read Full »

Why did I not get periods even after taking Meprate?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about the missed periods. I had sex two months back, and I got my periods after 12 days. I have not got my periods after that, and I consulted a physician. She recommended me Meprate 10 mg. I took Meprate for five days but have not got the period till today. For the first ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the description you provided, but specific details are missing and are required to identify the problem. Can you tell me from which date to which date did you take Meprate tablets, whether single daily or twice daily dosage? It usually may take up...  Read Full »

Did I miss my periods because of pregnancy or something else?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was during the second week of last month. I had unprotected sex after three days of my period, and within 24 hours, I took the Unwanted 72 (Levonorgestrel) pill but now my period was due on the first week of this month, and it is already the second week, and I am six days ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Based on your ovulation and fertility window period, the chances of you getting pregnant are low. Also, you had the Unwanted 72 pill within 24 hours. That is a great thing you had done. The emergency contraceptiv...  Read Full »

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