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Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control pills: Birth control pills can be used to alter menstrual cycles.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
The list is long: Always check for pregnancy. Other causes: chronic illness, acute weight changes, endocrine disorders, stress - just to name a few.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The period could return in 2-6 weeks or longer. If you are breast feeding the time might even be longer.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): This medication is notorious for delaying your periods for months or even years.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Periods: There is always the possibility of variation in your menstral cycle. A normal cycle can be anywhere from 21-35 days.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristie Deblasio
11 years experience Clinical Psychology
Period: I cannot speak from a medical perspective, but from a psychological perspective, stress can affect your cycle onset and duration.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The period will consistently come about two weeks after ovulation, so if ovulation is late the period will be late.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Don't understand?: Please resubmit your question, i don't understand it currently. Thank you.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irreg period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sounds normal: A normal menstrual period can happen plus or minus a few days of when you expect it. That doesn't mean anything is wrong. Cramping and brown-lookin ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not quite sure that: I understand this. You have had a period or you you haven't had your period but are spotting? If you have been sexually active please take a home preg ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Congratulations!: You will need less stock in kimberly clark sanitary products as this is normal for some patients and longer day menstrual patients are envious of you.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Hansen
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Hcg: Yes HCG administration can delay the menstrual cycle depending on when it is given. Hcg is the hormone made by the placenta that maintains the corpus ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probally: Stress can inhibit ovulation which delays menses.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando E. Hernandez-Rey
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Two separate issues: Late ovulation leads to late menstruation. If you are pregnant then menstruation may never come or if you have a biochemical pregnancy then you may ha ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly stress: As you know, it is important to rule out pregnancy, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative and this is the first time, i recommend you just monitor ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
It should ...: The 2nd half of the cycle (luteal phase) starts with ovulation and ends with a period, or goes on into pregnancy. Most luteal phases should be 13-14 d ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 years experience Internal Medicine
LMP: Periods for a regular woman are days 1 till 28. Day one is first bleeding. Usually day 1-4 to 7 is bleeding. Then day 14 is ovulation. So LM ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine preg ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Maybe: An irregular period can be a sign of pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if you are concerned.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: The time from ovulation to the next period is usually 12-14 days. This is the most reliable part of the cycle. The time before ovulation can be shor ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Periods so close together indicate a hormone imbalance. If she is weak as well she may be iron deficient and may need vitamin d. With healthy food, 7 ... Read More

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