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What are the risk factors for missed period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Missed periods: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem(polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy.

Answered 5/20/2017

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