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A 34-year-old member asked:

does a bad case of the flu make your period late?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is possible.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Do you continue taking the pill when your period is late?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Taking pill: If you are already taking your birth control pill you will have your periods usually every 28 days and you will not be late.If you do not get your period see your gynecologist, there may be hormonal problem or an outside chance that you are pregnant.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What if your period is late 2 times in a row?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Late/missed period: Late ovulation, hands down, is the most frequent reason for a late period (period starts late.) for a missed period (doesn't come at all, ) pregnancy is top of the list.
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A female asked:

What does it mean when you come on your period late.....But you only see it when you wipe yourself?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Hmm: You are saying a reduced amount of blood this might not be a normal period. You should go see a doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long should you wait to do a test after your period is late?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If sexually active: You can take a pregnancy t est on the day that your period was due.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Please describe the things that can make your period late?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy.

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