A 45-year-old member asked:
aside from pregnancy, what else could make my period late?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Sparacino answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Anovulation: Most likely a cycle where the ovary fails to let loose an egg. These self-normalize. To be safe, take a home pregnancy test. If it persists, see your doctor.
Answered on Jun 21, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Many reasons: 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 Oct 20, 2015
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