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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In the case of missed periods, when does the next ovulation occur?

Query: Hi doctor,I have missed my period for two months. I am worried about whether I have ovulation or not.   Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many factors can delay periods such as stress, anxiety, strenuous exercise, sudden weight gain or weight loss, strict diet, hormonal imbalance, contraceptives, and medications. Unprotected sex leads to pregnancy. It can also cause it. You need to have lifestyle modifica...  Read Full »

No periods after stopping Primolut N and taking I-pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife took Primolut N when we were about to get married (for 17 days) and then on the 15th, 16th and the 17th day we had unprotected intercourse. In order to avoid pregnancy, she stopped her Primolut N dosage on the 17th day and tool an I-pill. In spite of doing so, she has not got ...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although history is not complete, she got an overdose of hormones which might effect withdrawal bleed as well as periods. Stress, overwork, illness, medications, hormonal imbalance all can delay periods. Have serum beta hCG to check pregnancy. If no pregnancy, then wait...  Read Full »

I have missed my period but pregnancy test is negative. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My period is late by eight days, negative pregnancy test, cramps that lasted for about a week. I have been trying to conceive for the past six months. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have serum beta hCG, blood pregnancy test immediately to know pregnancy status. If the pregnancy test comes positive then congratulations. If comes negative then it could be due to some hormonal imbalance, illness, sudden weight gain or weight loss, strict diet, strenuo...  Read Full »

What is the reason for missed period after unprotected sex and taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period 1.5 months back which lasted for three days. I had unprotected sex two days after that. I took an I-pill on that day itself and started having bleeding in five days which again lasted for three days. It was more like a period only. I took a pregnancy test four day...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have already described that after unprotected sex you took a hormonal emergency contraceptive. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormones that interfere with regular cycles and act to prevent conception by interference in ovulation, fertilization or implantation and...  Read Full »

I have missed my period for over four months. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I missed my period for over four months. My last intercourse was three months back. If I am pregnant, how many weeks my pregnancy is?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send me your detailed history. Have one serum beta hCG (blood pregnancy test to check your pregnancy status). Have you recently observed any abnormal symptoms like abnormal weight gain, abnormal hair growth as on chin, face, arms, and forearms? Abnormal symptoms ...  Read Full »

I took Primolut N for missed periods. Why have I not got my periods yet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have missed my periods for one month. I did a home pregnancy test and it was negative. Therefore I met a doctor to do a proper check. He scanned me and said I am not pregnant and I have fibroids in my uterus. He requested me to stop having birth control pills as I have very thin walls ...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For irregular cycle treatment, you get it right but dose and days should be extended and then withdrawal bleed you would have in 1 to 2 weeks not just after finishing tablets. The dose of Primolut N should be 10 mg twice daily for five days and then wait for bleeding for ...  Read Full »

My partner has white discharge and pain but not getting her periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner got her periods three months back. She has a regular period cycle of 28 to 31 days generally. After four days, we were close together but there is no penetration just using hands but for safety purpose, she took unwanted 72 the next day. Then after 10 days, she got mild ble...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormonal pills that can irregulate bleeding pattern, can give spotting, erratic bleeding, etc. After unprotected sex she had a withdrawal bleed and serum beta hCG (blood pregnancy test negative). Now she is not having periods as per sch...  Read Full »

Is there any chance of pregnancy post sex after Primolut tablets?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken seven Primolut tablets last month for delaying periods. After three days of stopping those tablets I got periods but this month it is almost 14 days delayed. Still, I did not get my periods. I have involved in sex before four days of periods date. Is there any chance of gettin...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Check if you have taken or recently stopped any medications or hormones, had an illness, strict diet or strenuous exercise, thyroid abnormalities all can delay periods. Wait for a week and have serum beta hCG (blood pregnancy test) to clear pregnancy status. Near menses...  Read Full »

I have PCOS and did not get my periods for past one year. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old married female. PMH of PCOS, diagnosed at age 14. Last PAP was three months ago, all results within range. No change in color, smells, or discharge. Negative pregnancy test one month ago. I stopped taking birth control pills a year back and I have not had a period s...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Things should be sorted out without delay actually. Have menstrual induction immediately (tablet Primolute N 10 mg twice daily for seven days, then wait for menstrual bleed for 1 to 2 weeks). On day second of periods, have blood tests (serum testosterone, progesterone, ...  Read Full »

I have brown discharge and stomach cramps. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married six months back. On the 1st of last month, I had menses. This month, just before my period date, I had brown discharge and still, menses has not come. My pregnancy test showed negative, but nowadays, I feel little cramps in my stomach. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have missed cycle, and have cramps and brownish vaginal discharge. Have you taken any hormones, medications, recent illness, crash diet, strenuous exercise, had thyroid abnormalities, abnormal hair growth, sudden weight gain, etc.? These all are the causes of de...  Read Full »

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