A 26-year-old female asked:
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26, virgin. period is 5 days late- only *extremely light spotting today. had normal pms symptoms last week, on time, but still no period? what's up :(

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Dr. Monique Ruberu
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stress: Stress, change in medications, change in diet, increased exercise, thyroid abnormalities... All of these things and many more can affect cycles... If you miss cycle for 3 months call your doc for evaluation.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don;t know: 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.
Answered on Nov 19, 2013
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