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will taking prenatal vitamins while not pregnant make your period late?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: No it will not have any effect on the periods.
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr Khanna: This is not a cause. 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 (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy.
Answered on Jan 31, 2016
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: It will not make your period late, Do a pregnancy test if you are sexually active.
Answered on Oct 20, 2015

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