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A 32-year-old member asked:

why have do i have a missed/delayed period?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Many reasons : If you persistently have missed or irregular cycles, you need an evaluation for diagnosing the cause. See your gynecologist for an evaluation. Good luck.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is there any kind of over-the-counter drug or prescription drug that makes periods not come?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The morning after pill which is otc may delay a little but will not stop it.
A 18-year-old member asked:

Should I be scared if my girlfriends period is late?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Concerned, yes: A late period may represent a early pregnancy. You should be concerned if contraception was not used and the potential pregnancy was unintended. The time to be "scared" is before a sexual event without contraceptive protection.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Other reasons for delayed period?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Many : Pregnancy, anovulation, peri-menopause, hormone manipulation (ocps, depo-provera, etc), premature ovarian failure (pof), stress, poly cystic ovaries (pco, stein-leventhal syndrome), prolonged follicular phase, or just a normal variant. It's normal to occasionally miss a period or have a delayed one. I hope that helps.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What could cause a delayed period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Multiple causes: Delayed cycles are usually due to delayed ovulation. This is most commonly caused by stress or underlying ovulation disorders. Pregnancy that is early and not detected is another reason. If delayed cycles are common for you, then ovulation disorder is likely and you should seek help because aside form fertility these issues also relate to chronic health in various ways and should be addressed.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are causes of a missed or delayed period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Causes: 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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