Delay periods

Hi last month I took meprate tab to delay my periods and I got periods as soon as I stopped tablets. This month I didn't get my periods its delayed by five days. Should I need to consult doc.. Is it a side effect of meprate or am I pregnant. Am confused
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
Hi, most common cause for missing periods is pregnancy unless ruled out. In a normal menstrual cycle, a balance between the hormones estrogen and progesterone regulates the buildup of the lining of the uterus (endometrium), which is shed during menstruation. If a hormone imbalance occurs, there will be irregularities in menstrual cycle. Consult Gynecologist for further evaluation...
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