Stress Induced Delay In Periods

Too much stress can also delay periods. Stress can cause hormonal imbalance, which in turn affects the menstrual cycle. It can result in missed or irregular periods. In some people, periods stop temporary due to stress, which is called secondary amenorrhea. Consult a doctor to know about ways to manage stress.

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I did not get my period last month however my pregnancy test was negative. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I did not get my period last month. I am sexually active also but my pregnancy kit results were negative. A recent tragic incident happened in my family my grandfather passed away so there was a lot of stress and tension. What should I do? Should I take an I-pill or something?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.Has such a thing happened before? When did you have the last intercourse? When was the last time you did a pregnancy test? I should know these things to guide you properly. I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill, and cannot be used for induction...  Read Full »

My period is getting delayed than usual, and I stress out a lot and have gained weight. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. My query is about my late period. Ever since I started my period I always had it monthly and regularly, but recently for the past month and this month, I have been getting my periods a little bit late than usual which is very weird for me. I would like to ask...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Sometimes periods might fluctuate and it is normal. Also these days PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is very common, especially in the young population. Irregular periods, scanty menses, acne, and excessive weight ga...  Read Full »

I have been getting period cramps but have not got periods. What can it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. My period is delayed and I am sexually active. I have not had unprotected sex. The problem is 2 years back I was diagnosed with fibroadenoma . No biopsy was done but doctor told it was probably that. Now when my period got delayed, I started having period cramp ...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fibroadenoma is a benign breast tumor but it is hormone dependent. The pain in abdomen you described seems like a premenstrual pain. At times our periods can get delayed due to hormonal imbalance. Stress, change in environment, etc., can change or trigger a ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy if one has had sex two weeks after periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period started a month ago and ended four days later. I had sex with my partner two weeks after I got my period. He did not ejaculate inside me, but to be on the safer side, I took an I-pill within two hours. Now, I am two days late, and I have had a brownish discharge since ye...  Read Full »

Dr. Nilange Umamaheshwari Mrutyunjaya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The days you mentioned are nearing the ovulation period. In a patient who has normal regular cycles of 28 to 30 days, ovulation occurs on the 14th or the 15th day when chances of pregnancy are high if you have sex on those days. You have said that there was no ejacul...  Read Full »

Did my period stop because of engaging in oral sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am overweight and face irregular periods even after taking Regestrone tablet. However, I had oral sex last month and nothing more, so can that be the reason for my periods to stop? Please help me find a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details and fully understand your concern. I suggest you to tell me since when you started taking Regestrone (Norethindrone)? How was the flow, and how long was your last period? How long was your cycle with the Regestrone dose? If you had oral s...  Read Full »

My friend has not got periods for two months after safe sex, but the pregnancy kit and hCG blood test are negative. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My friend had the last period two months back. Ten days later, we had safe sex but to ensure she took I-Pill on the next day. She got withdrawal bleeding a week later. After that, we did multiple card pregnancy tests and even a Beta hCG blood test. All of them came negative, but still,...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and will surely help you. As she has taken the emergency contraceptive pill, the periods should have occurred a month before if she has no history of irregular periods. These days, you people have been under a lot of stress and anxiety ...  Read Full »

My periods delayed for five days, but the pregnancy test is negative. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female with a height of 5.2 feet. I am unmarried. My periods are delayed for five days, but the pregnancy test is negative. It is the first time I have had this issue and I am not under any medication. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can fully understand your problem and will definitely help you. The delay in periods can be due to multiple reasons. First of all, if you do not have any history of irregular periods and you are sexually active, pregnancy can be a possible cause. You have already tes...  Read Full »

Can my girlfriend get pregnant as I ejaculated in my pants while kissing her?

Query: Hello,My girlfriend and I were kissing in my car, and we were fully clothed with our jeans on as well. However, I happened to ejaculate in my pants during that time, although we both were quite far away from each other. I doubt if the wet patch on my pants would have come in contact with her jeans, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The sperms cannot penetrate through multiple clothing layers like in your case. Further, the sperms do not survive in the open for more than a few seconds due to various atmospheric reactions and pollutants or particles. I...  Read Full »

Can I-pill after unprotected sex delay my periods, or is it pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected sex with my partner three months ago and I took an I-pill four hours later due to which I had withdrawal bleeding after three days which lasted for six days. The next period came five days later than the usual date and it lasted for four days. The next month, I had unpro...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post.  If you had unprotected sex one month after taking I-pill, it is not going to protect you from conceiving. And, if your periods are delayed by more than two weeks, there is a strong possibility of being pregnant. So repeat the pregnancy test...  Read Full »

I bled before my period after doing sex with a pull-out method. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18, and I had unprotected sex a few times last month using the pull-out method. I thought that I could not get pregnant with that method. I am stressed that I could be pregnant because I had some bleeding a week before my period. The bleeding was less than usual, but I still needed p...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Rightly said, withdrawal is not an effective method. As the precum or pre-seminal fluid (the clear fluid that comes out before the semen) is rich in active with healthy sperms, it can be enough for you to get pregnant. I cannot tell you conclusively if that was an im...  Read Full »

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