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A 36-year-old member asked:

Stopped taking the pill after three months, now my period is 4 days late. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test if you are late.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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