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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How long does it take for periods to start after stopping birth control?

Query: Hi doctor,I took pills for five years and stopped it before four months. Still, I did not get my periods. I know that it can take months and for some people, it can take a year or more to get back it. But I am worried. I am healthy with a normal weight. I have a week in every month showing symptoms ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It takes a while for getting periods after stopping the pill. Most women will get their periods around one or two months after stopping the pill. But this depends on a number of factors such as BMI (body mass index), stress, exercise, and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndro...  Read Full »

When can I take a pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am asking questions for my wife. I am thirty years old and my wife is twenty-six years old. We are planning for a baby and she missed her period this month. She got her last period before a month and she expected her period last week. We bought a pregnancy kit yesterday and tested it in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I congratulate you for having a great plan for extending your family. I request you take a urine pregnancy test with the first urine of the day for having accurate results. Do not drink too much fluid before doin...  Read Full »

Does Depo injection cause changes in period cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on the Depo injection for 4 years. I have been off the depo injection for 1 year and 3 months. Also, I have taken any other contraception in the last 1 year. Four months ago, I went to my GP as I have had no bleeding still. She did some hormone test, which came back low and booked ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you were on Depo injection for almost 4 to 5 years, it is a common problem with Depo injection. But, most of the time period starts within 1 year of stopping Depo injection. But, as you said, if your hormone level is normal like LH (luteinizing hormone), FSH (folli...  Read Full »

What should I do to get regular periods with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from PCOS and have not had my periods for the last five months. I am already obese and a hypothyroid patient. I have started reducing my weight for the last two weeks with workouts and diet. The thing is that I got married last year, but as I was in a long relationship wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. Your reports are normal except for low serum vitamin D levels. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is also at the borderline level. Suppose necessary, we need to increase the Levothyroxine dosage...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the late period with negative pregnancy tests?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOD. And I am having Metformin and Apcod. But a year ago, I left using it; since then, I have been regular on my periods. Recently I got married three months ago, and we have not been using any protection. I am late for my periods by 19 days and two negative pregnancy tests. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry, as this can be sorted out. The first thing is that you need to reduce your weight to get your periods regularly without any medications spontaneously. Because PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a lifestyle-related problem, it is the weight gai...  Read Full »

Why did I miss my period despite a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor,When can I take a pregnancy test? I had sex 12 days back. But I had a negative urine test two days ago at the gynecologist's office. My last period was supposed to come eight days before, but I did not get that.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had sex 12 days ago, and your last day of the previous menstrual cycle was eight days back. So you had sex during your menstrual cycle, and it was a safe period. For that reason, you h...  Read Full »

Why did I miss my period last month?

Query: Hi doctor, I have normal periods every month that are regular. This time I got a spotting but missed the periods last month. After that, I got nausea, back pain, weakness, and food aversions. I did a urine pregnancy test four days ago, and there was a very faint positive line. But the doctor said t...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. It is always known that blood pregnancy tests, which reflect quantitative beta HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin), are more sensitive than urine tests. The most common causes of false-positive urine pregnancy tests are: Error in using the kit i...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Mifepristone plus Misoprostol pills one week after a missed period?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a female who is 164 cm tall and weighs about 58 kg. I had intercourse 25 days back. My menstrual period should come 12 days before, but I missed my periods. I did not take any medication, and the HCG urine test was negative. Is it safe to take Mifepristone plus Misoprostol pills one w...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out. Mifepristone and Misoprostol are hormonal medicines used for termination of pregnancy. If your urine pregnancy test is negative, you should not be taking these medicines. As these are hormonal medicines, there are a lot of unwanted side effects ...  Read Full »

Can a urine pregnancy test be taken on the first day of missed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a very regular 28 day cycle. I got my periods for three days in the last month with a heavy flow. So, my due would be today for this month. But, last three days I got very little bleeding and the color was light watery red and sometimes brownish. I did not have any physiolog...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You tested too early with a urine pregnancy test. Please wait for three to four days and then retest if period does not start by then. Urine pregnancy test though theoretically can give correct result on the day of a missed period, practically it is not that sensitive and...  Read Full »

I missed my period even after taking Meprate. What are the chances that I might be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I have missed my period even after taking Meprate. It has been eight days now, what are the chances that I might be pregnant although I have not done penetration tests?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, did you have had emergency pill post intercourse? Was there any menstrual irregularities before this like delayed menses and all. If you have had an emergency pill, then the likelihood is very less as these are highly effective. In this situation, since you ha...  Read Full »

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