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A 17-year-old female asked:

what are other reasons for a missing period besides a pregnancy?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: A delayed/ missed period can be caused by many things including medications, illnesses such as thyroid disease, pituitary tumors, diabetes/ insulin resistance, adrenal problems,or polycystic ovarian syndrome,or lifestyle issues such as stress, weight loss or gain, a great deal of exercise, or changes in your schedule. Hope this is of some help.

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Could you tell me what are reasons for missing a period besides pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Reasons: Reasons for missed or late periods can include: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders, travel, hormone irregularities, travel, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or medical problem(polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome.
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What are possible reasons for missing a period besides pregnancy?

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Missed period: 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.

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