A 18-year-old female asked:
I am 17,have regular periods.but this time it is late by 15days.i have never involved in any sexual activity.what might be the reason for the delay?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome.
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Last updated May 3, 2015
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