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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 29-year-old woman who did not get her periods for the last two months. I have gained weight, facing hair fall and having acne on my chin and cheek. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old woman. I am worried since I did not get my periods for the last two months.I have gained weight too, my belly looks big and bloated. I face hair fall, and acne all over my chin and cheek. Is this due to any hormonal disturbances? How to get relief from these symptom...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. According to your symptoms, there is a possibility of having PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). These days PCOS is very common, especially in the young population. Irregular periods, scanty menses, acne, excessive weight g...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 a 22-year-old female and had delayed periods after unprotected sex. I had a brown-white discharge. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. I have not got my period. My last period was two months ago. I had sex with my partner three months ago. Then for one week, I had brown-white discharge during ovulation. I had some medicine for that.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I read your query and understand your concern. According to your description, you had intercourse on a safe day if you have a regular cycle of more than 28 days so there was no need for an emergency contraceptive pill, it may disturb your menstrual cycle, and that brown...  Read Full »

I did not get periods. I have been on contraception and taking Safi. Could I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I started taking Safi for the last couple of weeks and I noticed that I did not get my periods this month. Also, I have been on contraception for the last couple of years. So, I am not sure if it is directly linked. I did not have intercourse lately to get pregnant. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I read your query and understand your concern, if there was no intercourse in the last month then there is no chance of pregnancy. Sometimes periods might get delayed by one or two weeks because of some stress or recent illness. Please mention your last menstrual date...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old with no periods for the past nine months. My hemoglobin is 8 g/dl. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have not got my period for the past nine months. I had a blood test and my hemoglobin was 8 g/dl. I am very scared and do not know what to do about this. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Kindly answer the following questions. Was there no spotting in these past nine months? Have you done USG (ultrasonogram) scan and thyroid profile? Have you started taking iron tablets? Are you sexually a...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I missed my period for a month. Is there a problem with my menstrual cycle or my health?

Query: Hello doctor,I did not get my period for one month. Is there any problem regarding my menstruation cycle or my health? What should I consider to get my periods regularly? Please advise.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I understand your concern. Is this the first time this happened? Was your menstrual cycle regular previously? Sometimes periods might be delayed because of some stress or recent illness. But if you say it's been more then, than on...  Read Full »

I took an I-pill after having unprotected sex, which caused bleeding, but I missed my period after that. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected sex within seven to nine days after my period and had an I-pill that very day. Within a week of that, I had bleeding-like periods, but I did not get the proper period on the date I was supposed to. Am I pregnant? It has almost been a month. I am confused because when I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your case, and I understand your concern. According to your history, it says you had intercourse around your ovulation day, so there is little chance of getting pregnant, though not all contraceptives are 100 % sure. There is some failure rate of arou...  Read Full »

I have not gotten my period after taking emergency contraception? Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex on the fifth day of my last month's period and took emergency contraception on the same day. About a week later, I experienced spotting, which stopped the next day. I then had protected sex on the 23rd day, while my expected period date was the 25th day. However, I still have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, it seems that you had intercourse on a safe day, so there was no need for unnecessary emergency contraceptive pills. The bleeding you experienced afterward could be considered withdrawal bleeding. Secondly, i...  Read Full »

I am 31 years old and had a lot of dry fruits, but now I am not getting my period. Is it due to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. My period starts one week before the due date, but this time nothing happened as earlier. I have eaten lots of cashew nuts, almonds, raisins, and other nuts, hope they did not affect my period. I am worried and I do not want to conceive a baby at this time. Kindly he...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Periods might fluctuate by one or two weeks due to some stress or recent illness. Nuts are beneficial to your health but they would not affect the menstrual cycle. I do not know when you had intercourse so it is difficult for me to tell you about the possibility of g...  Read Full »

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