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A 37-year-old member asked:

can smear test delay period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Having a pap smear: Done should not cause a delay in your 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 (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pap Smear?: Having a pap smear done should not delay your period.

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Help please! could being sick delay a period?

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Yes, it could: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos).
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Please explain what factors can delay a period?

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Delays: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). Pregnancy is #1 reason.

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