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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What could be the reason for missing period when the pregnancy test is negative?

Query: Hi doctor, I miss my period. It is about a week late and I am having lower back pain, headache almost every day and cramps like I am having a period. I took a test yesterday at the doctor's office but it was negative. The doctor mentioned something about hCG because I never missed a period in my li...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that you have missed your menses by 7 days and the urine pregnancy test is negative, indicates that you are not pregnant. But considering the fact that this is the first time, the doctor must have ordered blood-based serum beta hCG test which is again a more...  Read Full »

How to get rid of headache, lower back pain, and knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, I started experiencing very bad lower back pain followed with knee pain. Initially, I felt the pain only when I walk, but now I feel it all the time. Three days ago, my stomach hurt so bad that I had to go home early. The same night, I got an excruciating headache. I went ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you have been overstressed and have taken your friend's incident too seriously. However, if you are sexually active, then get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample. Headache could be because of stress, strain, anxiety, work pressure, ch...  Read Full »

How effective is an expired condom?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with my girlfriend. Unfortunately, it was an expired condom. But, we had no problem with the condom. Now, my girlfriend has missed her periods. So, please give me your suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the condom did not break, then the chance of pregnancy is low. But, she can do a urine pregnancy test to confirm her current state. For further information consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist  Read Full »

Does I-pill cause fertility problems in the future?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 years old female. I had unprotected sex and then had an I-pill. I had my periods on then 1st of last month and then had spotting on the 17th. But, I have not got my periods till now. I had all tests and everything was normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had sex during the safe period with I-pill, then the chance of getting pregnant will be low. Have you done blood test to detect pregnancy? When did you have unprotected intercourse and when you took I-pill? Your detailed clinical history will help me to guide you ...  Read Full »

Why did I not get my periods after having sex for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse for the first time on 10th without any ejaculation due to pain. Next day, there was bleeding. My periods were due on 13th and I had some clear blood spotting during urination with back pain. But, I did not have periods. I also had some spotting while urination on the 17t...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope your periods are regular and will be there for minimum three to four days. If your expected date of menses was on 13th, then you were on a safe date (10th) and no chance of pregnancy. Spotting could be from minor tears of hymen as it was for the first time. If you ...  Read Full »

My period is late. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years. I had emergency contraceptive pill last month and got my periods 39 days back for four days duration. But, this month still did not get my periods as expected. We had sex, but there was no ejaculation or precum discharge. So, we decided not to take any pill. Now, I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have taken an emergency pill three months back and there was period last month. You had sexual exposures in the end of last month. Now, probability is, it could be due to the effect of the emergency pill. Being itself a hormone in high dosage, it could bring a havoc c...  Read Full »

I am sleep deprived and stressed. Will it affect my period?

Query: Hello doctor, I missed my period but I am not sure why. I am not pregnant. My last period was on 14th of last month and my period is due on 10th of this month. I do have a lot of disturbed sleep due to my 18-month-old baby who does not sleep very well and wakes at night. I am always very tired. My...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have missed your menses and the home pregnancy test is negative as on date then the most common cause of delay in menses during this cycle would be stress-induced hormonal imbalance. However, if you are breastfeeding then sometimes irregularity in menses is po...  Read Full »

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 »

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