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A 34-year-old female asked:

can constipation make your period late?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
No.: Constipation is more related to the bowels. Your menstrual cycle is usually not associated with bowel habits.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Doubtful: 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.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: Constipation in itself does not make your period late.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can constipation cause your period to be late?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
No: Constipation is more related to the bowels. Your menstrual cycle is usually not associated with bowel habits.

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