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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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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