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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Delay In Menstrual Period

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What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): This medication is notorious for delaying your periods for months or even years. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Could taking maca tablets twice daily (800 mg each) cause a delay in the menstrual period onset?

Could taking maca tablets twice daily (800 mg each) cause a delay in the menstrual period onset?

Delay: It's possible although many women have an easier cycle while on the supplement. One way to find out is to stop taking it for awhile and see if things revert to normal. Plus you need to take a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

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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What are the causes of delayed menstrual period beside from pregnancy?

What are the causes of delayed menstrual period beside from pregnancy?

Delayed 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy at 48?

What are the causes of delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy at 48?

Delayed 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 - but not at your age. ...Read more

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Could stress on the job be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

Could stress on the job be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

Yes: Definitely, but you need an exam , blood work and an ultrasound to r/o other causes. Once those tests have been done and if they are all normal- stress can be the cause. Try( not easy) for less stress on the job or a new job or more money for all your stress. ...Read more

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What can cause delayed menstrual period?

What can cause delayed menstrual period?

Delayed 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What usually causes delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

What usually causes delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

Causes: 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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How can I stop or delay my period / menstrual cycle?

How can I stop or delay my period / menstrual cycle?

Birth control: In western medicine we usually use one of the different types of birth control to stop or delay menses. ...Read more

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I'm trying to conceive since five months but unable to do that. my menstrual cycle has always been regular since i started menstruating (age of 12 years). i hardly had delayed periods may be four five times since this age. one thing that i noted my period

I'm trying to conceive since five months but unable to do that. my menstrual cycle has always been regular since i started menstruating (age of 12 years). i hardly had delayed periods may be four five times since this age. one thing that i noted my period

Fertility testing: If you have been trying for 12 months or more without success then formal fertility testing is needed. Schedule a visit with fertility specialist. 3 basic tests are needed. 1. Ovulation testing 2. A semen analysis 3. An HSG Xray to make sure the tubes are open. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more