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A 26-year-old female asked:

Will taking prednisone and getting 3 different steroid shots all in a month make your period late?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Short answer is yes: Steroids in high amounts can suppress your adrenal gland temporarily. Since your adrenal glands produce precursor female hormones (estrogen, progesterone, etc.) and with the right stimulation from your pituitary gland, those precursors will be transformed into actual female hormones in your ovaries. So it is possible to delay. However, the most common cause for missed period is still pregnancy.

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Last updated Sep 30, 2015

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