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A 42-year-old member asked:

late period with normal flow. i didn't have as much cramping and bloating as i normally do. any idea what might be wrong?

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Dr. Cynthia Cesaire
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
'Not unusal': You did not state your age. However, every woman as we age will have an 'unusual cycle' ie, cycle may last longer, shorter, heavier flow, lighter flow, no cramps, more cramps. Nothing is 'wrong'. Generally in order to see a pattern, the same symptom has to occur for at least 3mos duration before further investigation is warranted.

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What can induce a late period?

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Late period: Do you mean how can you make a period start when you are late? Assuming you are not pregnant, taking a progestin either orally or as a shot will work over 90% of the time. Or are you asking what can cause a period to be late? Pregnancy is a very common reason, but there's a long list of other possibilities.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What can cause a late period? And how long can a late period be?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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Late period: Pregnancy, not ovulation that month, stress, physical stress or illness.At early age cycles are not always on time. Anything between 2-6 weeks could be due to one of those causes. Athletes may also suppress normal cycles with extremes of exercise.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some possible causes of late period?

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Several: Pregnancy, stress, delayed ovulation, ovarian cysts, no ovulation, and thyroid disease to name a few of many reasons.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Late period! help?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pregnant?: Do a pregnancy test. If negative it may be some irregularity due to peri menopause based on your age. Always best to check with your obgyn.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some things that can cause you to have a late period?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Many causes inc PCOS: Pregnancy or early miscarriage! a one-off late period can be caused by stress or ovarian cysts. Long or irregular cycles can be due to polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), also thyroid problems, excess prolactin hormone, aging of the ovary (diminished ovarian reserve), or low hormone levels (hypogonadism) from heavy exercise, eating disorders, or stress. Some medications can affect your cycles.

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