A 24-year-old female asked:
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if i went from 199-193 in a week and a half, could this rapid weight loss result in my menstrual cycle being 6 days late?

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Dr. Kristen Dall-winther
16 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on the cause: Unlikely that the weight loss itself would cause your period to be late, though if you are restricting calories severely, or exercising a lot, both of those could cause you to be late. It’s as if your body is protecting the would-be fetus as it thinks you are in crisis, being starved. Please take a pregnancy test if late & be seen if you are having trouble maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Answered on Jul 29, 2020

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