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Doctor insights on: Does Fasting Delay Your Period

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Can fasting delay your period?

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

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Hello. My period date has delayed about ten days this month. Is it because I've been fasting?

Hello. My period date has delayed about ten days this month. Is it because I've been fasting?

Maybe: Assuming that you took a pregnancy test and that it came back negative, any change in your weight and/or physical/emotional stress (such as fasting) can delay or inhibit ovulation which will cause you not to have a period or to have a period much later than expected. Please consult with your obgyn if your period are still irregualr. ...Read more

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I've been fasting from 6am to 6pm for the past 19 days. My period was delayed with one day, it started yesterday with serious cramps and pains?

I've been fasting from 6am to 6pm for the past 19 days. My period was delayed with one day, it started yesterday with serious cramps and pains?

Did you lose weight?: Weight loss can alter the menstrual cycles. Why are you fasting?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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Fasting for a month delays periods?

Fasting for a month delays periods?

Certainly can.: 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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Would not eating very healthily delay your period?

Would not eating very healthily delay your period?

No: Healthy eating will not affect your periods. If you are markedly underweight, that may cause lack of periods. ...Read more

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Does fasting delay periods?

Does fasting delay periods?

It sure can: One way that fasting effects the periods is by reducing thyroid function. As part of a work-up for irregular periods, I will often look at thyroid function as a cause. Hypothyroidism is common to irregular periods. When a person fasts, the thyroid goes into conserve mode. It slows down metabolism as to not "eat you up" alive. During a fast, the thyroid- believes there is a famine- will lower. ...Read more

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Is fasting can delay your periods?

Is fasting can delay your periods?

If you fasted a: Significant period, it could stress your body and delay your period. ...Read more

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Dpes fasting cause delay in periods?

Dpes fasting cause delay in periods?

A significant fast: May stress the body to the point that the period is delayed. ...Read more

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Can switching to a vegan lifestyle delay your period? Does not eating meat and dairy affect hormones?

Can switching to a vegan lifestyle delay your period? Does not eating meat and dairy affect hormones?

It can: Your periods may change once you make a significant dietary change. As long as you are getting adequate calories, vital nutrients and protein in your diet the periods should eventually become regular again. ...Read more

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What delays a period for up to two months?

What delays a period for up to two months?

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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What is maximum time of delay of period?

What is maximum time of delay of period?

Need diagnosis: Check if you are pregnant first then move on to see your doctor for physical exam. ...Read more

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Period delayed for a week, should I be alarmed?

Period delayed for a week, should I be alarmed?

Have you been: Sexually active? If yes, would recommend taking a home pregnancy test at this time. 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 med problems. ...Read more

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Can sex delay a period?

Can sex delay a period?

Late = pregnant: How late are you? You need to get a home pregnancy test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hookah delay a period?

Can hookah delay a period?

Tobacco yes: There are several studies effect of tobacco on on periods, yes will shorten the cycle, may possible to to delay, should be same with hookah if tobacco is used. L ...Read more

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Can a cold delay your period?

Can a cold delay your period?

The average cold: Doesn't usually get you too sick. Although it might be able to delay a period, usually associate delaying period with illness which is a little more substantial than a cold. ...Read more

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How can you delay your period?

How can you delay your period?

Take continuous: Take continuous birth control pills. That is skip the last week of placebo pills and go straight to a new pack. That will postpone your period until you finish the second pack and get to the last week. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I take althea: delayed period?

I take althea: delayed period?

That is a potential: Side effect. Menstrual irregularities can occur with oral contraceptives (delayed or missed period, breakthrough bleeding/ spotting). ...Read more

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Other reasons for delayed period?

Other reasons for delayed period?

Many: Pregnancy, anovulation, peri-menopause, hormone manipulation (ocps, depo-provera, etc), premature ovarian failure (pof), stress, poly cystic ovaries (pco, stein-leventhal syndrome), prolonged follicular phase, or just a normal variant. It's normal to occasionally miss a period or have a delayed one. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What could be delaying my period?

What could be delaying my period?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a concern. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat it in one week and give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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What could cause a delayed period?

What could cause a delayed period?

Multiple causes: Delayed cycles are usually due to delayed ovulation. This is most commonly caused by stress or underlying ovulation disorders. Pregnancy that is early and not detected is another reason. If delayed cycles are common for you, then ovulation disorder is likely and you should seek help because aside form fertility these issues also relate to chronic health in various ways and should be addressed. ...Read more

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I need a natural way to delay period?

Pregancy/: That may be the only 'natural' means of delaying your menstrual period. ...Read more

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How to delay your period by two weeks?

How to delay your period by two weeks?

Delaying menses: You can delay a menses by taking the birth control pill and not taking the placebo pills. Women can then have a menses when they want or not at all. ...Read more

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Does taking clomaid delay your period?

Does taking clomaid delay your period?

It can: Clomid (clomiphene) is intended to induce ovulation. Once you ovulate you will either conceive or have a period. The timing of the period can be delayed compared to a non Clomid (clomiphene) cycle. ...Read more

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How long can exercise delay your period?

How long can exercise delay your period?

It is not the exerci: Exercise, it is the wt loss from the exercise decreasing your estrogen levels, it depends how much u weigh and what your estrogen level is and what your endometrial lining measures, because if u do not make enough estrogen, you will not build up enough tissue to get a period, so it could be delayed a month or indefinitely, please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Could being sick delay a woman's 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does a lot of exercise delay your period?

Does a lot of exercise delay your period?

It can: Short answer: yes. Very common in female marathon runners and other high level athletes. It is thought to be the reaction of the body to prolonged physical stress. Significant mental stress can also change your cycle. ...Read more

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What are the causes to a delayed period?

What are the causes to a delayed period?

Late menses: First is pregnancy. Delayed ovulation which will make the period come 14 days later. If ovulation occurs on day 20, your period (if not pregnant) will start on day 34. Sudden severe stress (suspended ovulation). Polycystic ovarian syndrome; pituitary tumor; recent cervical surgery blocking the canal with scar tissue; large clots in cervical canal; Others more rare. ...Read more

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I have a delayed period. What's the cause?

I have a delayed period. What's the cause?

Uncertain: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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8 day delayed period now, what should I do?

8 day delayed period now, what should I do?

Take pregnancy test: If sexually active. 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 to delay your period on very short notice?

How to delay your period on very short notice?

Medication available: There are hormone pills available that have to be taken at least 3 days before the expected onset of a menstrual period to effectively delay the menses. They need to be prescribed by a doctor. ...Read more

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How long can Leveonelle delay your period for?

How long can Leveonelle delay your period for?

It varies: It can vary, but if you are late, check a pregnancy test if it is negative, wait another week. If you still haven't started, talk to your GYN. ...Read more

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How to delay your period for a week naturally?

How to delay your period for a week naturally?

Unknown: Sorry, but I am unaware of any way to delay your period for a week but using natural means. ...Read more

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Please explain what factors can delay a period?

Please explain what factors can delay a period?

Delays: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more