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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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My 56-year-old mother missed her periods for the past six months. Could you give some information on menopause?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is 56 years old. She is not getting her regular menstrual cycle for the past six months. Is this normal for her age? What signs does she have to look out for during this time? She is feeling very tired and has put on some weight too. Are all these due to the sudden absence of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. It is normal to get such symptoms at premenopausal age. Signs that could be seen during this time include irregular periods, hot flashes, and mood swings. I would suggest your mother do tests including USG...  Read Full »

I am having frequent abdominal aches and fatigue. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and have been experiencing frequent back pain, abdominal pain, and body aches for five months. I have low stamina and have been experiencing fatigue frequently. I did not get my period last month. I also experience bloating, headaches, and constipation. I feel disinte...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. I have gone through your case and understand your concern. A simple ovarian cyst is not a very big issue, if the size is less than four cm then no intervention is needed. The symptoms you a...  Read Full »

Why is my period delayed despite a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor,I am concerned about my periods as I have not got my periods for the last three months. My last period was nearly three months back in February and I also got sexually active with complete protection during that month after my periods got over. I have tested with the pregnancy kits at leas...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I have gone through the reports you have provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and the ultrasound report is showing you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syn...  Read Full »

I was involved in foreplay with my girlfriend, and her periods are delayed by two months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I met my girlfriend last year in December. We did not have intercourse but moved intimately and had a foreplay activity. She continuously had regular periods for three months, but for the past two months, she had missing periods. Can you please suggest the reason behind it?Thank you, do...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. As there was no intercourse, chances of getting pregnant are nil. Regular menstrual cycles for three months indicate no chance of pregnancy. I advise you to get the following tests done to rule out any pa...  Read Full »

My girlfriend's period is delayed despite taking an I pill after sex. Can she be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,Me and my partner, we both are virgins, we tried to have sex, but we did not do it all the way, but my penis went in halfway, and I assume I had a bit of pre-cum. She gets her period regularly also she gets cramps, starting from a week before her period. She did have minor cramps but no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to your description, you already had intercourse on a safe day so there was no need for an unnecessary emergency contraceptive pill, it may disturb her menstrual cycles. So there is the possibility that because o...  Read Full »

I did not have my periods for the last seven months. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having irregular periods which last for 2 days. I did not have my periods for the past 7 months. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If you are sure about pregnancy, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) or hypothyroidism is possible. As per your description was there no menstrual bleeding for 7 months, or was there slight bleeding in between? How were your...  Read Full »

I do not want to take emergency pills as I have taken it twice. How to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I got my period. I had sex and took emergency pills. I got my period again after one week. I had sex and took emergency pills again. I did not have a period after that and today, I had sex again. What should I do now to prevent pregnancy chances? I cannot take birth control because I will ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi.Welcome to icliniq.I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries.I understand your concern and will try to help you with it.According to your description, you had intercourse on a safe day so there was no need for unnecessary emergency contraceptive pills. Now also you do not need ...  Read Full »

I had an emergency pill. My period is delayed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I took an emergency pill a day after my period, the fourteenth of last month, and I had dark bleeding eight days later. My period for this month was supposed to come on thirteenth day, and I have not received it yet. What could be the problem? I already took a pregnancy test, but it te...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Suppose your menstrual cycle is normal and of more than fourteen days, then seven days before and five days after menstruation are considered safe periods. So, these days, there is no need for emergency contracepti...  Read Full »

When should I undergo a pregnancy test after Clomiphene citrate?

Query: Hello doctor, My menstrual cycle is of 25 days. I am trying to conceive and went for a follicular study on the second day of the period. I was prescribed Clomiphene Citrate from the third day for five days later on the 16th day when the size of the follicle was 19 mm. I was given a trigger shot and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. No Clomiphene Citrate would not affect the menstrual cycle it increases ovulation (egg formation). Earlier kits might show false results. You should do a urine pregnancy test after a week before your due da...  Read Full »

I missed my periods, and the pregnancy tests came out negative. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I missed my period last month and took two pregnancy tests. The first one turned out negative and had an evaporation line, and the second also came out negative. So does that mean it is confirmed that I am not pregnant and it is just missed period or PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)?Tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Urine pregnancy tests are 90 % accurate. If you have doubt, you can confirm it by blood hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin). Yes, it is quite possible that sometimes periods might get delayed by one or two weeks becaus...  Read Full »

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