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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Does low hemoglobin affect periods?
Query: Hi doctor, My friend did not get a period this month. It was supposed to happen last week. She is having stomach pain and pain in her knees. She has a habit of fingering, and she is taking supplements for hemoglobin. Her query is, does this mean she is pregnant, or might it be a hormonal change? K... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If your friend has had unprotected intercourse during her present cycle, the cause of the delayed period maybe pregnancy, and this can be confirmed with a urine pregnancy test that can be done at home or if your friend is not sexually acti... Read Full »
How much delay in periods is normal?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old female. I usually have my periods at the end of every month, but I have not yet got my period for this month. I had intercourse with a guy two weeks ago. But I do not have sickness or symptoms of pregnancy till today. I am thinking about getting a pregnancy test if do n... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do not worry or stress. My advice would also be to take a pregnancy test since it is the only way to rule out pregnancy as a cause of delay in periods. If the pregnancy test is negative, you can wait for your periods to naturally occur for... Read Full »
Which is the safe period to avoid pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor,I had missed my period. Last month mid I got my periods. I had unprotected sex on the last day of last month. Yesterday I checked, it is showing that I am pregnant. How is it possible? Please explain. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, let me explain the fertile period and safe period in a menstrual cycle. Day 1 to 7 of your period (starting on the first day of your period, in your case, it is mid of last month) is considered as the safe period. During this time, the... Read Full »
Are tender breasts and light yellow discharge from nipples symptoms of pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a PCOD problem, and every month I get late menstrual bleeding or no bleeding. I also did not get menstrual bleeding this month, but I doubt that I may be pregnant. I have mild pregnancy symptoms like cravings, back pain, and abdominal cramps. I have one new symptom that I have ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the symptoms experienced by you are very nonspecific and can occur in premenstrual (one week before menstrual bleeding) or pregnancy. This is due to a reduction in estrogen and progesterone, which occurs towards the end of your menstrual cycle. Also, minimal yell... Read Full »
Do bulky ovaries in an ultrasound scan of the abdomen indicate pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill after unprotected intercourse and got a period after two days. But after a month, I had nausea and missed my period. I took Norethisterone, and the day I stopped it, I got my periods. It has been eight weeks after intercourse, and I still test negative, but I have abdomi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Swollen or bulky ovaries are not a sign of pregnancy. Also, your USG scan (ultrasonography) is normal, except for bulky ovaries (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Usually, the volume of ovaries should be less than 10 cc... Read Full »
Why did I not have periods from four months?
Query: Hello doctor,I have not had my periods for four months. I had sex three months back. After two months of having sex, I took three pregnancy tests at suitable intervals. They all were negative. Earlier I have been diagnosed with PCOS. Can I be pregnant? Also, I have attached some of my blood reports ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two things are clear from your USG (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) - You are not pregnant as your scan shows a not pregnant size uterus. You do not have polycystic ovaries. Your blood reports show: A normal thyroid function. A norma... Read Full »
What causes missed or delayed periods?
Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee is facing periods issue. She is virgin. She did not get her periods for 2 months. After taking Deviry 10 mg as per the prescription, she got her periods just after 7 days, now again she is facing the same issue. In between, she got couple of times white discharge which was l... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hormonal imbalances can cause delayed or absent periods. She has had her periods after taking Devery 10 mg that means she has an hormonal imbalance due to which she is has irregular periods and replacing the hormone (in form of tablet Devery) causes periods to occur... Read Full »
I missed my period after taking birth control pills. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I missed my period for this month and I am worried. I am currently on birth control (Estarylla pills) and the last week of last month, there were a few days I forgot to take my pills and had to double up for about 3-4 days. After that, I had brown discharge for 4 days a week before my... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The discharge you saw was breakthrough bleeding. Estarylla or any birth controll pills contain estrogen and progestone which are the hormone that control your menstrual cycle. They have to be taken every day at the same time, 2 doses being 24 hours apart. When a pill... Read Full »