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maximum delay in menstrual cycle

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Delayed period: Periods can be delayed for a number of reasons beside pregnancy and there is no specific number of days of delay that are "normal". Although period re ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Variable: Days to weeks to months.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Sex: Sex does not delay the menstrual cycle, except for possible pregnancy, which does delay the menstrual cycle.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lots: Lots of things can, but the most common are pregnancy, illness, medications, and starvation.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please call your gyn: Continuous bc pills or Lysteda often work, please discuss with your gyn.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy?: You could be pregnant or your period can be delayed for many reasons including stress or viral illnesses. Consult your gyn.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Hale
Dr. Anne Hale answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Usually we use some type of birth control method to accomplish this change/delay.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Mensturation: Yes, but please check a pregnancy test.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Hale
Dr. Anne Hale answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: Some of the most common would be stress, thyroid disorders, pregnancy, an ovarian cyst, or a hormonal imbalance. Testing is required to further eval ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can happen: Delayed cycles are common, rule out pregnancy.

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