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A 35-year-old member asked:

What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): This medication is notorious for delaying your periods for months or even years.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can cause delayed menstrual period?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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The list is long: Always check for pregnancy. Other causes: chronic illness, acute weight changes, endocrine disorders, stress - just to name a few.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Any suggestions for safe medicines to induce a delayed menstrual period?

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Find cause first: First the cause of the delay has to be identified before treatment is recommended.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What medicines delay menstrual period?

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Dr. Guy VanDell
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Birth control pills: Birth control pills can be used to alter menstrual cycles.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: 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.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of delayed menstrual period beside from pregnancy?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
So many causes: There are so many possibilities. The most common is stress. Periods are regulated by an interaction of the brain, the ovaries and the uterus. If your brain feels it's not a good time to get pregnant (due to stress for instance), the correct hormones might not get released and you might be late. Other causes are low body fat, polycystic ovarian syndrome or other hormonal imbalances, tumors, etc.

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