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What causes having a late period?

What causes having a late period?

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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...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 are some things that can cause you to have a late period?

What are some things that can cause you to have a late period?

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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Having something wrong with your kidneys can it cause you to have a late period ?

Having something wrong with your kidneys can it cause you to have a late period
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Yes, not common: Chronic or sometimes acute kidney disease can affect mentrual cycles, but it's not a common reason. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol cause you to have late period?

Can drinking too much alcohol cause you to have late period?

I have not heard of: This as a reason for a delayed period. However, if you are a consistent heavy drinker with alcohol related illness that would be another matter. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause you to have a late period?

Can antibiotics cause you to have a late period?

Yes.: Some antibiotics can interfere with certain types of birth control medications. Try a pregnancy test or consult your physician or clinic for more advice. ...Read more

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Will Zoloft (sertraline) cause me to miss or have a late period?

Will Zoloft (sertraline) cause me to miss or have a late period?

It could: Although rare, all selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can be associated with hyperpro- lactinemia and can lead to amenorrhea or menstraul changes in some patients. You should let your doctor know to clarify. ...Read more

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Would using antibiotics cause my wife to have a late period?

Maybe: If your girlfriend is taking birth control pills as well, definitely. In fact, she may be pregnant. Ask her to take a pregnancy test if she is late. If she is not on the pill then it is unlikely that the cause of a late period was the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes a late period?

What causes a late period?

Late ovulation: Late ovulation, hands down, is the most frequent reason for a late period (period starts late.) for a missed period (doesn't come at all, ) pregnancy is top of the list. ...Read more

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What causes a late period?

What causes a late period?

Reasons: 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 a cold cause a late period?

Can a cold cause a late period?

Extremely unlikely: I'd consider other causes of a late period. ...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 might be some causes of a late period?

What might be some causes of a late period?

Depends on how late: There is a difference between being later than expected and abnormal. The menstral cycle can very from 21-36 days so whats late to you may be considered normal medically. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of late period?

What are some possible causes of late period?

Agree w Dr. Ingram: 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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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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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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My period is 7days late.What are the causes of late period?

My period is 7days late.What are the causes of late period?

Variable: A delayed period is usually related to hormone levels. Obviously, a common reason pregnancy. Hormone producing ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, thyroid dysfunction, stress, missed ovulation and various other issues may delay menses. This is usually not an issue if late menstrual period onset is a single event. ...Read more

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Can Plan B cause late period!?

Can Plan B cause late period!?

Possibly: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...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