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What are the causes for delayed periods?

What are the causes for delayed periods?

Pregnant vs others: # 1 on the hit parade list of reasons is pregnancy. There are a host of other reasons from ovarian cysts to endocrine causes such as thyroid dysfunction, if the pregnancy test is negative. ...Read more

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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 could be cause of delayed periods every month. I am 37 years old. From last 3 months having periods only after taking medicine for 5 days?

What could be cause of delayed periods every month. I am 37 years old. From last 3 months having periods only after taking medicine for 5 days?

# of things: It could be any of a number of things. Your doctor should see you and do a history physical, possibly run some tests, then let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Does prednisone cause delayed periods??

Does prednisone cause delayed periods??

Possible: Irregular periods can be a side effect of prednisone use. Generally, the side effect occurs with long-term use, but that is not to say short-term use of prednisone is not responsible for your delayed or missed period. However, other possible causes also should not be ruled out. ...Read more

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Besides pregnancy, what can cause delayed periods?

Many things: Thyroid problems, elevated prolactin, weight gain or loss to name a few a good history and examination will usually get to the cause. ...Read more

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Can depression and stress cause delayed periods?

Can depression and stress cause delayed periods?

Yes: Absolutely! stress can cause you to miss a period, or to have an extra period. The stress hormones can interrupt your normal cycle. Periods should return to normal when the stress lessens. But do make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can taking certain medicines cause delay for periods?

Can taking certain medicines cause delay for periods?

Yes: Several meds can cause delays or change patterns of your cycle. Psych meds can cause delay. Obviously. Birth control can affect. Opiods and chemotherapy drugs. To name a few. Talk to your doctor and see if any of your meds may affect your cycle. ...Read more