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is it healthy to have a late period

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Test: Check a pregnancy test
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Merritt
49 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not: necessarily.

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