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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can low blood cause missed period?

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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Anemia: Can low blood cause missed period? I believe what you are refering is if having low hemoglobin level can cause a missed period. The body can sense that there is a low level of hemoglobin and hematocrit (blood components) and might cause a delay in your period to replenish itself. However dont rely on this and if missed period consider pregnancy or other medical condition. See your obgyn.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What might be some causes of a missed period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Missed period.: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem(polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of my missed period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible causes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the causes for a missed period?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

What could my missed period be the cause of?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active.

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