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A 39-year-old member asked:

I am over 40 years old, but since the last two months i have been having my period late?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
? menopause: We age and the cycle changes, and then menses stop...Very variable collection of symptoms and signs... See a doctor and check it out.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Many possibilities: 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 is pregnancy.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your period is late 2 months in a row?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Uncertain: 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. #1 reason is pregnancy.
A 40-year-old female asked:

Why my period became shorter at 40 years old?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Menopause: Given your age i first thought about menopause. You very well may be going into a phase where you are less fertile. Your hormones may be changing. These fluctuations in your hormones can cause all kind of symptoms. A good family physician should be able to help you understand what's going on and how to live with it.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Any tips? My period is currently late for the last 2 months?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Take pregnancy test: If sexually active. If no period in 3 mos, get gyn eval - sooner for added sxs. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
(i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason.
Apr 21, 2014
A 30-year-old member asked:

For the last 2 months my period has been a week late, what could cause this?

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Dr. Robert Fields
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
It may not be abnorm: A normal cycle can very from 21-36 days.

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