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Can exercising cause a late period and if so how late?

Can exercising cause a late period and if so how late?

Endurance athletes w: Very low body fat, women who are over-exercising (esp with weight loss) or acute, marked ^ in exercise can cause late periods of variable duration. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David
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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

When you get pregnant, rising hormone levels prevent you from shedding the uterine lining at the time you'd expect to have your period. You can also miss your period if you're not pregnant. Other possible causes of amenorrhea include: weight gain or loss, hormonal problems, tension, stress, breastfeeding, and discontinuing birth control pills ...Read more


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What can cause a late period to occur?

What can cause a late period to occur?

Late: 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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What could cause a late period in young gir;l?

Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, ^ 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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What can cause a late period? And how long can a late period be?

What can cause a late period? And how long can a late period be?

Many possible causes: Pregnancy, or not ovulating (releasing an egg) makes your period late by weeks or months. Common causes are polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), underactive thyroid, excess prolactin hormone, aging of the ovary (diminished ovarian reserve), or low hormone levels (hypogonadism) from heavy exercise, eating disorders, or stress. See ob/gyn for tests; reproductive endocrinology / infertility md if ttc. ...Read more

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Can oral sex cause a late period?

Can oral sex cause a late period?

No: Are you concerned about pregnancy which will require sperm in the vagina. Otherwise there is probably some other explanation. ...Read more

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Can cervicitis cause a late period?

Can cervicitis cause a late period?

Unlikely: Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix, that can cause spotting and an ususual discharge. It is unlikely to change when your period starts or stops. The timing of your period is more related to your hormones. ...Read more

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Can physical stress really cause a late period?

Yes, though: I'm not sure what you mean by physical stress. But anything that stresses the body---lack of sleep, poor nutrition, severe or chronic emotional stress, a trauma, etc., can disrupt the body's normal patterns of hormone secretion and cause a late period. ...Read more

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