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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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Spotty super light period for 3 straight days now. What does this mean? I haven't had a period in a couple months but that's normal for me so I don't usually get alarmed by that but i still usually get a normal flow, just late period but it's still spotty

Spotty super light period for 3 straight days now. What does this mean? I haven't had a period in a couple months but that's normal for me so I don't usually get alarmed by that but i still usually get a normal flow, just late period but it's still spotty

Hormonal imbalance: If you did not have unprotected sex since your last period, it is likely to be hormonal imbalance. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Could you ovulate twice in 6 weeks without flow? Small amounts of sticky, clumpy yellow CM after stretchier white CM. Late period, negative HPTs.

Could you ovulate twice in 6 weeks without flow? Small amounts of sticky, clumpy yellow CM after stretchier white CM. Late period, negative HPTs.

Less likely: If one ovulates then there are only two possible outcomes -- pregnancy or a menstrual cycle. Relying on cervical mucous to predict ovulation is not very reliable. I wold schedule a visit to have your discharge evaluated and determine if an infection is present. You can also discuss your irregular menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Late period with normal flow. I didn't have as much cramping and bloating as i normally do. Any idea what might be wrong?

'Not unusal': You did not state your age. However, every woman as we age will have an 'unusual cycle' ie, cycle may last longer, shorter, heavier flow, lighter flow, no cramps, more cramps. Nothing is 'wrong'. Generally in order to see a pattern, the same symptom has to occur for at least 3mos duration before further investigation is warranted. ...Read more

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Was 1 day late (period) 2nd day was a lot of cramps with very little spotting. 3rd day, heavier spotting but no pd flow! am i pregnant?

Was 1 day late (period) 2nd day was a lot of cramps with very little spotting. 3rd day, heavier spotting but no pd flow! am i pregnant?

Maybe, maybe not...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Late Period 3 days. Slight dark dark red blood when I wipped off. Mornings redish/mucous disrcharge. Usually heavy flow by 2nd 3rd day. Pregnant?

Late Period 3 days. Slight dark dark red blood when I wipped off. Mornings redish/mucous disrcharge.

Usually heavy flow by 2nd 3rd day.
Pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Late period! help?

Late period! help?

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. Take a pregnancy test if you are late. ...Read more

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Reasons for late period?

Reasons for late period?

Any chance of preg?: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...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 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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How to help your late period start?

How to help your late period start?

If you are obese : Weight loss may allow for return of periods. If you are very inactive – try regular aerobic activity (at least 4 days per week). If you are severely underweight – an ^in bmi may help to restore periods. If you are an endurance athlete – try cutting back on training. If you have polycystic ovary syndrome, metformin may help. Some birth control pills as well as medications like Progesterone or >. ...Read more

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How come I am having a late period?

How come  I am having a late period?

Not sure.: 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 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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Could crash diet be causing late period?

Could crash diet be causing late period?

A/W Dr. Munshower: Yes, rapid or extreme weight loss or being markedly underweight can cause this. ...Read more

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What the medicine to bring late period..

What the medicine to bring late period..

Progesterone: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) which is progesterone, is the most common medication to provoke a period. Taken for 5 days it typically causes what we term, a withdrawal bleed. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a late period?

HPT: Agree w dr. Peters - tanksley. If you are sexually active start w a home pregnancy test. 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 >. ...Read more

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