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How many days of delay in menstrual cycle is Normal. I am concered coz I have been delayed by a week. I have not had unprotected sex.

How many days of delay in menstrual cycle is Normal. I am concered coz I have been delayed by a week. I have not had unprotected sex.

Delayed period: Periods can be delayed for a number of reasons beside pregnancy and there is no specific number of days of delay that are "normal". Although period regularity is a sign of good health, it is not uncommon for periods to be light, "skip" or delay for hormonal reasons. ...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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Does sex delay the menstrual cycle?

Does sex delay the menstrual cycle?

Sex: Sex does not delay the menstrual cycle, except for possible pregnancy, which does delay the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What can delay your menstrual cycle?

What can delay your menstrual cycle?

Lots: Lots of things can, but the most common are pregnancy, illness, medications, and starvation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to delay my menstrual cycle?

Please call your gyn: Continuous bc pills or Lysteda often work, please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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What happens during the delayed menstrual cycle?

What happens during the delayed menstrual cycle?

Pregnancy?: You could be pregnant or your period can be delayed for many reasons including stress or viral illnesses. Consult your gyn. ...Read more

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What can I do to to change/delay my menstrual cycle?

Yes: Usually we use some type of birth control method to accomplish this change/delay. ...Read more

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What cause cause your menstrual cycle could be delayed?

Many: Some of the most common would be stress, thyroid disorders, pregnancy, an ovarian cyst, or a hormonal imbalance. Testing is required to further evaluate. ...Read more

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I am having a delayed menstrual cycle by 2 days. What can I do?

I am having a delayed menstrual cycle by 2 days. What can I do?

Take a test: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Can being fingered delay your menstrual cycle?

Can being fingered delay your menstrual cycle?

No: It should not, unless it was followed by something that got one pregnant. ...Read more

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If stress delayed my menstrual cycle how late will it be delayed? Will I still get one if I'm not expecting?

If stress delayed my menstrual cycle how late will it be delayed? Will I still get one if I'm not expecting?

Unclear: Unknown how long your menses might be delayed by stress. If you are not pregnant, the likelihood is you will get a period but you might skip this month entirely. ...Read more

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My daughter is12.its her 3rd menstrual cycle. She had little flow in 1st cycle, 2nd came early but flow was normal & 3rd came delayed and just for 1day?

My daughter is12.its her 3rd menstrual cycle. She had little flow in 1st cycle, 2nd came early but flow was normal & 3rd came delayed and just for 1day?

Common: During the first 6m to 1yr a young woman may not release eggs with her cycles, which plays a part in setting the timing & regularity. Estrogen is the main hormone that builds the membranes in the womb that break down for menses, & it can produce a variable pattern early. Over time most will begin to release eggs and set a pattern. ...Read more

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I have my vacation plan for my on the 16th which is also the start date of my menstrual cycle. What can I do to stop or delay it I also have an IUD in?

I have my vacation plan for my on the 16th which is also the start date of my menstrual cycle. What can I do to stop or delay it I also have an IUD in?

Please don't: First, what kind of IUD? Skyla, Mirena, or Paragard Copper T? if it's a Skyla or Mirena, please don't try to change your hormone levels with birth control pills or Plan B pills or other methods; it will reduce the efficacy of your IUD and you could get pregnant. Probably not the goal. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more