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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Is a period with blood clots a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I was due for my periods on 8th, but did not get till 16th. So, I went for pregnancy test which came out negative. On 17th, I got my periods with blood clots and crampy stomach pain which was not usual for me. Was it a miscarriage? If yes, what may be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. As per your query, the pregnancy test was negative. So, no need to worry. It is not a miscarriage. To be on a safer side and to confirm that it is not miscarriage, I suggest you to check your serum...  Read Full »

Why is my period late after having intercourse for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex for the first time. After that, I did not get my periods yet. I went to a gynecologist. She had taken my blood sample and it was negative. But, still I have not gotten my periods and it has been a week ahead. What could be the reason for my late periods?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the serum beta hCG levels are less than 3 mIU/mL, the pregnancy is definitely ruled out. The delay in the menses is mostly due to sex induced stress after the first time when reproductive hormones readjust themselves. The menses can get delayed even up to two we...  Read Full »

I am 13 days late and have pregnancy symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My period has been late by 13 days. I am sexually active. I took a home pregnancy test but that was negative. My period has been fairly regular in the past with them happening 4 days prior or after my date. I have taken emergency morning after pill in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The striking point in your history is that you have taken morning after pill thrice in the last 4 months. It has to be understood that the most common side effect of an emergency contraceptive pill is delaying the next 2-3 menstrual cycles. As your pregnancy t...  Read Full »

Can unprotected sex during the infertile days result in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old female. I had unprotected intercourse 14 days back with no ejaculation from his end. I took an I-pill the next day at 8 PM for precaution. Those were my infertile days as my last period occurred 36 days ago. It has been more than a month; still I have not got my periods...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please wait for a week for your period to start. If it does not start by then, you will have to do urine pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. Period could have been delayed due to stress. Another rare possibility is that of pregnancy. Though you mentioned the days you...  Read Full »

My periods have been slightly irregular. What may be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 year old and I had an ultrasound for the first time today. My periods have been slightly irregular for last few months and hence I went for a checkup. I am attaching my scan reports for your reference. Kindly guide me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ultrasound scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which you have posted shows a single follicle dominant, may be in the right ovary. The endometrial thickness and uterus seems normal size. This does not appear to be a polycystic ovaria...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for spotting and delayed periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My last 2 periods were very light. The latest one came after 50 days and started with 5 days spotting followed by light flow which is going on for 6th day now and has not stopped. My periods have been regular so far, 30 days cycle and lasts for 3 days with 2nd day heaviest. But, since the...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood that your menses have been regular so far and it is just since last 2 months that you have been experiencing delayed menses and metrorrhagia (abnormal bleeding). It seems unlikely that there is a sudden hormonal deficiency. But, likely stress induced hor...  Read Full »

Periods delayed after having had unprotected sex. Can I take Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I had unprotected sex three days ago. He did not ejaculate inside me. He was having precum on his penis and it was his second ejaculation. He had washed and urinated before having the second session of intercourse. I am a bit scared to take Unwanted 72 becau...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Fetal Medicine Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sexual intercourse done the very next day after the end of periods is unlikely to lead to pregnancy. This is considered to be the safe period for intercourse. Moreover, pregnancy occurs only when there are ejaculation and deposition of the semen inside the vagina. ...  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 Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 hormonal im...  Read Full »

Had only spotting and menses are delaying. Pregnancy tests are negative. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My weight is 170lbs and my height is 5'8". I am currently on Advair and Albuterol inhaler. After urinating and wiping (last Wednesday morning, April 1st) I had a spot of blood on the toilet paper. I thought it was my period, so I just put on a tampon and wen...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is assumed from the history that you normally have a regular period and this has been the first time that your periods had been delayed. The spotting which you experienced on April 1st was probably scanty menses in the form of spotting and it was associated with ...  Read Full »

Seven days since I missed my period. Pregnancy tests negative. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old and slim female. Three years back, I had been diagnosed with PCOS, mild stage as doctor said. I had Hyponidd tablets for one year or more. After that my periods were regular. I got married two years back and I am not on any regular medication from that time. Now, I am t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have taken the urine pregnancy test after seven days of missed periods, then the results are usually conclusive. You may repeat the test after 48 hours and if it is still negative then you are not pregnant. The delay can possibly be due to stress induced...  Read Full »

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