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A 36-year-old member asked:

What could be the cause of missed menstrual period?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Many things: : Can cause missed periods, including : pregnancy, thyroid dysfunction, delayed ovulation (disrupting the normal hormone cycling that is needed for menstrual period to start -ovarian cysts can sometimes do this as well), gaining or losing a lot of weight can disrupt normal menstrual cycles, certain types of contraceptives (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, birth control pills), new stresses, or certain medications.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: missed menstrual period?

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Dr. Michelle Wong
20 years experience
No period: A missed period is if you have not had your period when you are supposed to have it. If more than a week has passed, check a pregnancy test.
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Last updated Jun 22, 2017

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