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Reasons for late period? what are possible reasons?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Possible reasons: 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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Reasons for late period?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Any chance of preg?: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome.
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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.
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Is it possible to have a year late period?

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Dr. Susan Almquist
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Not usually: Menopause is when someone (average age of 52) has gone one year without periods. In the time leading up to menopause, women experience irregular periods and may skip months between cycles. Medical problems can also cause a women to miss months of her period. Check with your doctor to determine why you aren't having periods.
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What are some reasons, besides stress, for my gf's late period?

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Pregnancy : Top 3 answers are "pregnancy" other causes: hormonal, birth control pills (skipping the placebo week or taking seasonale or Depo-Provera shots for example) anorexia thyroid imbalance.
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Is it possible that being sick during ovulation have anything to do with having a late period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Illness is 1 reason: For missed period. Reasons for missed/late periods: pregnancy, 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).

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