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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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 Joshi

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 Joshi

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 »

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 Joshi

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 reg...  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. R Balakrishnan Menon

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 »

Can we predict the ovulation pattern by charting the menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, The first day of my last period was 29 days. I have been sexually active twice this month with preventive measures one night and without the next time, but I was not in ovulation period. And now I was expecting my cycle this past Saturday, but I am four days in, and I still did not get t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have also gone through the details presented by you. I will request if you can share the details of intercourse dates to assess the pregnancy chances based upon the last menstrual period and ovulation patt...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 -->  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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