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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Period 4 days late, 2 negative HPT, no stress in life, not taking ANY medicine, healthy diet and exercise. Why is period late?

Period 4 days late, 2 negative HPT, no stress in life, not taking ANY medicine, healthy diet and exercise. Why is period late?

Late period: Hi. HPTs may not reflect pregnancy within 4 days of a missed period if you are pregnant. If not pregnant, there can be myriad reasons for variations in periods. Wait another 5-7 days and repeat the HPT to make sure. If pregnancy is not desired (and at your age I sincerely hope it is NOT!), might I suggest you talk with our good friends at Planned Parenthood about contraception. Good luck! ...Read more

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2 week late period, negative test, no symptoms, perfect birth control use for 1.5 years and used condoms, could exercise and stress change cycle?

2 week late period, negative test, no symptoms, perfect birth control use for 1.5 years and used condoms, could exercise and stress change cycle?

Potentially: 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. ...Read more

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Please describe the things that can make your period late?

Please describe the things that can make your period late?

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. ...Read more

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Can stressing make your period late?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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When you've been a little bit sick, is that enough to make your period late?

When you've been a little bit sick, is that enough to make your period late?

Yes, possibly: 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. ...Read more

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Does alcohol make your period late?

Does alcohol make your period late?

Not normally: If a woman was a really heavy drinker with liver disease - this could potentially impact her menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can anesthesia make your period late?

Can anesthesia make your period late?

Thanks for asking!: Anesthesia usually would not affect your period y itself . Pain, surgery, other stressors could very much affect your period. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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