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A 28-year-old male asked:

I got a late period, 41 days after my 1st day of previous period. only lasted 2 days (normal 4). blood on 2 complete pads. [blood flow -1pm-2am, 11am- 9pm]. started doin a job aftr last period. i'm stressed and physically tired. is this normal?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Delayed period ?'s: Irregular bleeding and a delayed onset may indicate pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic), but more common with stress is that ovulation is delayed, and therefore your menstrual bleeding. If pregnancy is possible, obtain a serum HCG test to be certain about pregnancy, and ask your gyn physician about starting low dose oral bcp's, which will cause regular, predictable "periods".

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