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Doctor insights on: Late Menstrual Period Pregnancy

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Is my recent weight loss the cause of my late menstrual period?

Is my recent weight loss the cause of my late menstrual period?

It may be.: 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

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


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Late menstrual period after bad carwreck?

Late menstrual period after bad carwreck?

Possibly stress: As you know, it is important to rule out pregnancy, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative and this is the first time, i recommend you just monitor it. It is possible that the change is due to stress. ...Read more

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Late menstrual period? Should I be scared?

Late menstrual period? Should I be scared?

Maybe: Lotz of reasons for late menses. Pregnancy, stress, low thyroid, pituitary tumor. Are you on birth control pills or hormones or other meds? How old are you? Are menses usually regular and is this a one time event or a regular thing? Need these questions answered to determine if a late menses is serious or not. ...Read more

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I always get late menstrual period, so is there a problem?

I always get late menstrual period, so is there a problem?

Menses: Normal interval between the first day of the menses until the first day of the next menses is between 21 to 35 days apart. Anything longer or shorter should be evaluated, specially if trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: late menstrual period?

What is the definition or description of: late menstrual period?

More than 35 days: Most people have a regular menstrual cycle and will start a new period within a month of the last one. If you are expecting your period but it has been more than a week, you would be considered to have a late menstrual period. ...Read more

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Is stress the cause of my late menstrual period?

Is stress the cause of my late menstrual period?

Can be: Ruling out pregnancy first, then late menses can be due to stressful events like a near death experience, a close relatives passing, money worries, domestic abuse, etc. The pituitary is directly connected to a part of the brain called the hypothalamus and as a result brain signals can interfere with pituitary function delaying menses. ...Read more

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Is "abscess" the cause of my late menstrual period?

Is "abscess" the cause of my late menstrual period?

Doubtful: However, it depends on where the abscess (which is a large collection of pus, indicating an infection) is located. ...Read more

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Can a late menstrual period mean I am pregnant?

Can a late menstrual period mean I am pregnant?

Hpt: 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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Does a late menstrual period mean I am pregnant ?

Does a late menstrual period mean I am pregnant ?

No HPT: 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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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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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more