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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)

The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempered ...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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How many weeks are you when you miss your period Aweek and A half is it too early to take A pregnancy test?

How many weeks are you when you miss your period Aweek and A half is it too early to take A pregnancy test?

Missed period: Hi, some pregnancy tests are very sensitive and they can even detect pregnancy even couple of days prior to the next period, if you have already missed the period, go ahead and check a Urine pregnancy test with the first morning Urine and repeat in a wk if negative and no period. ...Read more

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Can stress of thinking your pregnant cause a period to be late if so how long by and how common can this be ?

Can stress of thinking your pregnant cause a period to be late if so how long by and how common can this be ?

Yes: Stress in any form has been associated with messing up the menstrual cycle. It is thought to be common but no one really knows how much influence it has. There is no predictability as to how much it can throw off the timing so it is impossible to say how many days it will be altered. ...Read more

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How late can you be for your period and still be normal?

How late can you be for your period and still be normal?

See below: Everybody's different, but in general, a normal cycle can be 21-35 days. ...Read more

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How late can your period be and not be pregnant?

How late can your period be and not be pregnant?

Many months: If your period is late u needa workup and evaluation with a gyn and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How late can a period be? I know it can start early or late. What is the lates it can start?

How late can a period be? I know it can start early or late. What is the lates it can start?

Late periods : I feel like you may actually be asking if you could be pregnant. It is not uncommon to skip one or more periods altogether. You might be pregnant if you had unprotected sex. Do a pregnancy test if you need to know. Best wishes to you. Do use contraception in the future if you do not want to get pregnant! ...Read more

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Can just being sick cause your period to be late by a week?

Can just being sick cause your period to be late by a week?

Yes, it's possible.: 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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Is it possible for you to miss your period from too much exercise and stress?

Is it possible for you to miss your period from too much exercise and stress?

Yes, if really : Excessive. 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. ...Read more

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How late can you be on your period and not be pregnant?

How late can you be on your period and not be pregnant?

See below: You can't have your period while pregnant, but you can bleed while pregnant. Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected period because of implantation bleeding. This is bleeding due to the baby attaching to the wall of the womb. The mother often mistates this for her period. ...Read more

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What could cause one to ovulate early and get a late period?

What could cause one to ovulate early and get a late period?

R/o preg: If not preg then usually a hormone imbalance , you gyn can do testing and check an ultrasound also to r/o ovary cyst. ...Read more

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If stress delayed my menstrual cycle how late will it be delayed? Will I still get one if I'm not expecting?

If stress delayed my menstrual cycle how late will it be delayed? Will I still get one if I'm not expecting?

Unclear: unknown how long your menses might be delayed by stress. If you are not pregnant, the likelihood is you will get a period but you might skip this month entirely. ...Read more

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When your period is late due to stress could you still get cramping?

When your period is late due to stress could you still get cramping?

Cramping: Cramping in period is secondary to release of prostagalndins which are inflammatory and can cause pain and spasms, stress can increase the release of pg's and other inflammatory markers. ...Read more

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How early and how late can you have a miscarrage?

How early and how late can you have a miscarrage?

Miscarriage: Implantation of a fertilized embryo takes place about 2 weeks after fertilization. Essentially, any time after that a miscarriage could occur, though we usually start calling it fetal demise at 20 weeks. Over 95% of women, with a baby with a heart rate, after 14 weeks, will go on to deliver normally. ...Read more

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What can cause a very regular period to be 10 days late?

What can cause a very regular period to be 10 days late?

Period 10 days late: Check HCG. and TSH and prolactin. If all negative may be variation . or consider sonogram to check for ovarian issues .f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Stress causing my period to be late. How can I stress less?

Stress causing my period to be late. How can I stress less?

Stress: Alterations in your hormone cycle are a common result of stress, and this can throw your period off. Regardless of the symptoms, the best ways to manage stress are with muscle relaxation exercises, meditation, yoga, or just sitting in silence for 10-20 minutes every day. ...Read more

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