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Is it healthy to have a late period

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility even now. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you're about a week late. ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Rule out pregnancy: First do a pregnancy test if there is any chance you might be pregnant. If you're not, there are many other hormonal issues that it could be. Sometime... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
HPT: Agree w dr. Peters - tanksley. If you are sexually active start w a home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, m... Read More
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
More info: Please provide more information: are your periods regular or irregular? How late are you? Are you sexually active? Are you taking birth control pi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Many causes inc PCOS: Pregnancy or early miscarriage! a one-off late period can be caused by stress or ovarian cysts. Long or irregular cycles can be due to polycystic ovar... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Late: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Take HPT: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Keep in mind, you are 48. At 48, it is very common to have irregular periods anyway. How long has the iud been in? Mirena (levonorgestrel) or paragard... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Merritt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Late and light OK: Stress of any kind: school, family, job, travel- can upset ovulation and give skipped or light flow. If you are on bcp these things can also make y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Late periods: Late periods are common, and can be brought on by illness, chronic disease or stress. If you are having unprotected sex, adding that possibility adds... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Could be: Once you are off birth control you are back to your normal. If your normal pattern is to have irregular periods then you will go back to having irregu... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes : You should check with a pregnancy test first. But it's also common to miss a period or be late without having a pregnancy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not related: You could have a "late " period but it would not be related to the length of your last period. Your period should start 14 days after ovulation - mos... Read More

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