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Delayed Menarche Causes
Ovulation: Causes of delayed ovulation can be multiple, for example: having irregular menstrual periods, stress in your personal life, obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome, your age, medical conditions affecting the female system, some medications, hx of long acting contraceptives like Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more
Different causes: The most common is normal variation of puberty. There is usually a family history of late blooming in this case. Other causes of delayed puberty include radiation, chemotherapy, problems with the pituitary gland development or structural problems in the brain part that controls the pituitary gland or in the pituitary gland itself. The best thing is to see a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more
Many reasons: Delayed pubertal development can be caused by many things. A child can merely be a late bloomer, he or she can have an underlying chronic illness that delays pubertal development, there can be a defect in production of pubertal hormones or a resistance to these hormones or there can be an underlying genetic disorder that is associated with pubertal delay. This is not a comprehensive list however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of things.: There are two general reasons for delayed ejaculation: 1. Stressors in the relationship, lack of attraction, or other psychological reasons. 2. A physical condition that should be evaluated by a doctor. Prescription meds and substances like marijuana can cause this. Depression, diabetes, or even neurological reasons may be the cause. Bottom line, see your doctor if it's persisting. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: Delayed puberty results from disruption of the hormones regulating periods. Often delayed puberty is familial, with a family history of later periods. Weight loss, low weight or intense exercise causing low body weight can disrupt hormonal balance. Occasionally it can be a genetic issue like turner's syndrome. If the delay is significantly past 12 to 13 y old, then a workup is in order. ...Read more
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
May reverse...?: It may be more logically to state: could early puberty cause masturbating? Reaching puberty denotes acquiring the ability to reproduce through testicular growth and testosterone production to transform into adulthood. But the age of puberty can vary among individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age: It may take up to 18 months after the first period for menstruation to become regular. In order for a girl or woman to have a period, a complex series of hormone signals has to take place. It can take the body time to get all of those signals "in sync, " so it may be many months before the period becomes regular. ...Read more
?1st year or later?: Teens often do not ovulate regularly the first year after starting & ovulation is needed for more regular cycles. By the end of the first year other issues predominate. If this is frustrating, an evaluation by an obgyn or adolescent specialist could provide you with management options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many factors: Developmental delays often just are without much possible explanation. Other times there can be predisposition because of genetics, prematurity, toxin exposure, intrauterine problems, and disease/illness. Interactions with your child of all kinds help development. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Miscalculation is a frequent cause for concern. But physiological causes include stress, acute illness, poor diet and/or eating disorders, obesity with or without polycystic ovaries, and thyroid conditions. Premature menopause would be very unusual at your age, though more likely if your mom or close relative had this. Also, competitive athletes often have irregular and sometimes no menses. ...Read more
Environmental: No one has proven that there are environmental causes per se. Theories exist regarding soy products which may contain phyto- estrogens. Another common theory is that hormones are placed in meat or milk. All of these are conjecture and really have no basis in fact. One proven association is weight gain and obesity in girls which predisposes them to developing early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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