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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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I am a 24-year-old with missed period and a negative pregnancy test. Could I-pill taken before a few months be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old who did not get her period. I had a pregnancy test and it is negative. About three to four months back I had unprotected sex and I took I-pill. Later I got my period regularly for three months and now I did not get my period. There is white discharge but no period. M...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. As you had proper menses at the time of your period date, there is no chance of pregnancy in your case. Withdrawal bleeding is only a side effe...  Read Full »

I had spotting after taking a contraceptive pill. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I take Dronis 30 every month, and during the interval period after stopping the pill, I usually get my period on the sixth day. However, this time, I experienced brown and red spotting on the seventh and eighth days, which lasted for two days. Although the bleeding stopped after that, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for entrusting us with your healthcare concerns. After reviewing your history, I understand your worries. The irregularities in your menstrual cycle could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). PCOS is an endocrine di...  Read Full »

My lover touched herself with sperm hands. Can she be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My girlfriend is worried that she might be pregnant as almost two months ago, she had some sperm on her hand, cleaned it off with a cleanser, and then touched herself. After that, she had a period, and even though she says it was not as heavy as the bleeding, the cramps were painful; no...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance, but it could be due to pregnancy, though the chances are very low. But as she missed her period, it could be an anovulatory cycle (due to hormonal changes) or due to...  Read Full »

I took an ECP after unprotected sex, and I am not having my periods. Is it something to worry about?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex last month, and my boyfriend did not use a condom. But he did not ejaculate inside the vagina. Still, I took an ECP. And, I am not having my periods. Is it something to worry about?  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.Menstrual irregularities in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an I pill (Emergency contraceptive pill). As you took I pill on time, there is...  Read Full »

I had sex and have missed my periods. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old, female and my boyfriend and I had sex after two years. He did not discharge in my vagina but I am very worried I missed my periods. Usually, my periods come to a specific date every month with a little bit of variation but this month I missed them. I cannot take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history in detail and understand your concerns. As per your description these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance but it could be due to pregnancy also( though the chances are very very...  Read Full »

My period is late despite a negative pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected intercourse two months back and took Unwanted 72 after two days. I got bleeding two and a half weeks after the intercourse. My periods usually occur around the end of every month, and I still did not get my periods. I underwent a pregnancy test, and it was negative. Is the...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities in your case could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an I-pill (Levonorgestrel). As you took the I-pill on time, there is no chance ...  Read Full »

I have vomiting, missed periods, and breast tenderness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had vomiting, tiredness, and giddiness for three days with abdominal cramps, missed periods, and breast tenderness. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance or could be due to pregnancy. Get your home urine pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. If it is negative, you can go for blood be...  Read Full »

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 have missed my periods this month and have cramps. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I missed my period this month. It has already been a week since my last date. What to do as I have pain and cramps. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance or could be due to pregnancy. In your pelvic ultrasound (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the endometrial ...  Read Full »

My wife has missed her periods. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had her periods last month. This month it did not happen, and she is having vomiting sensation, cramps in lower abdomen and back. Through the home test, two lines are appearing. We do not want pregnancy now. Please guide us regarding the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Abortion pills can only be taken under supervision because it may cause infection, severe bleeding and retained products of conception. Get your pelvic ultrasound done to see fetal well-being.   Read Full »

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