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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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I take some medicine and vitamins for appetite maybe this is the cause of menstrual late period?

I take some medicine and vitamins for appetite maybe this is the cause of menstrual late period?

Dexamethasone: I do not know of any vitamins that will affect your menstrual cycle but see that you are taking dexamethasone. This is a powerful medicine with many side effects that is known to disrupt your menstrual cycle (as well as other hormones). I would use this medicine with great caution and discuss other options with your doctor. Consider acupuncture and herbal alternatives. ...Read more

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What are the reasons of delayed menstrual period at 13?

What are the reasons of delayed menstrual period at 13?

Varies: Some will not have their first cycle until 2.5-3 years after nipple enlargement starts, so a 13-year-old may just be delayed in starting. If she has started, often the first year or 2 there can be up to 90 days between cycles because they do not ovulate with each cycle. Discuss this with her doc to see if any testing is needed. ...Read more

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What can cause delayed menstrual period?

What can cause delayed menstrual period?

Delayed 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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What is the best solution for delayed menstrual period?

What is the best solution for delayed menstrual period?

Take pregnancy test : If sexually active w delayed 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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What is the definition or description of: Delayed menstrual period?

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

Common: 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 by the individual's norm. ...Read more

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Delayed menstrual period after delivering normal?

Yes: The period could return in 2-6 weeks or longer. If you are breast feeding the time might even be longer. ...Read more

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Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual 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 (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for delayed menstrual period in your teens?

What are possible reasons for delayed menstrual period in your teens?

?1st year or later?: Teens often do not ovulate regularly the first year after starting & ovulation is needed for more regular cycles. By the end of the first year other issues predominate. If this is frustrating, an evaluation by an obgyn or adolescent specialist could provide you with management options. ...Read more

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What are the causes of delayed menstrual period beside from pregnancy?

What are the causes of delayed menstrual period beside from pregnancy?

Delayed 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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What are the causes of delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy at 48?

What are the causes of delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy at 48?

Delayed 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 (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy — but not at your age. ...Read more

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What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): This medication is notorious for delaying your periods for months or even years. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a delayed menstrual period now and then?

Is it normal to have a delayed menstrual period now and then?

Yes: The normal range from first day to first day is 21 to 35 days. Most women are somewhere in between and usually stay with the same range. If you are not taking the pill then a delayed period is not uncommon and is often an anovulatory cycle, meaning no egg was produced. Most women have anovulatory cycles once a year or so. ...Read more

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Need for advice for delayed menstrual period. What are the next steps?

Pregnancy test: Your first thing to do will be a pregnancy test, if positive go see your doctor. If negative and ur periods are still irregular it is still a good ideea to see your doctor as well. ...Read more

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Does hCG injection delayed menstrual period?

Does hCG injection delayed menstrual period?

Hcg: Yes HCG administration can delay the menstrual cycle depending on when it is given. Hcg is the hormone made by the placenta that maintains the corpus luteum, which then makes estrogen and Progesterone to maintain a pregnancy. So if a HCG injection is given in the late luteal phase it can delay a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What could case a delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

What could case a delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

Delayed 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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What usually causes delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

What usually causes delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

Causes: 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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Could stress on the job be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

Could stress on the job be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

Yes: Definitely, but you need an exam, blood work and an ultrasound to r/o other causes. Once those tests have been done and if they are all normal- stress can be the cause. Try(not easy) for less stress on the job or a new job or more money for all your stress. ...Read more

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What herbal plants or medicines is safe to take to induce delayed menstrual period?

What herbal plants or medicines is safe to take to induce delayed menstrual period?

You need an evaluati: You should see your gyn, you are probably peri-menopausal, and may be starting to skip periods, but you need blood work and an ultrasound, and then you can take some very low dose Progesterone for a few days to induce the period after you have been evaluated, herbs work for some things, but not relaible to induce periods esp without an evaluation. ...Read more

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Delayed menstrual period then got big real fast and passed things like grapes it normal?

Delayed menstrual period then got big real fast and passed things like grapes it normal?

Can happennotnormal: But you need to r/o pg and other problems. You need blood work, exam and an ultrasound, and then you gyn can appropriately treat the problem. ...Read more

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Can UTI cause late period considering that I was 8 days late during my last menstrual cycle and now its 10days late and yet to see it?

Can UTI cause late period considering that I was 8 days late during my last menstrual cycle and now its 10days late and yet to see it?

Here are some ...: Period irregularity may confuse the timing for testing pregnancy although it's generally advised to do HPT soon after missing the regularly expected period. If (-) or still in doubt, repeat it in one week. For your situation, it's useful to know ovulation occurs some 2 weeks before period disregarding period regularity. So, you know when to test and what to expect. More? Ask Doc timely. Est wish ...Read more

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Late period for 6 days, and now i having menses for 3 days can I be pregnant?

Late period for 6 days, and now i having menses for 3 days can I be pregnant?

Check a test: If you think you are pregnant then check a pregnancy test. Seems unlikely since you are on your period but in minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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Late period for 6 days, menses come for 3 days, am i pregnant?

Late period for 6 days, menses come for 3 days, am i pregnant?

Take HPT to know: 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 i be pregnant if I've had reg menses had faint positive and late period in jan but all other test are neg have been having symptoms and belly growth?

Could i be pregnant if I've had reg menses had faint positive and late period in jan but all other test are neg have been having symptoms and belly growth?

Pregnancy is possibl: I understand here that periods in january is late period, how about february, march and april. Did you have regular periods after january. How long ago you were faintly positive for pregnancy. If done more than 2 weeks ago repeat it now. But would like you to also get it confie=rmed with your obstetrician/ blood test as things like ectopic pregnancy, false preg. Posiitvities, missed abortions r/o. ...Read more

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M 28 years old unmarried female. My menstrual cycle is of 28 days. This time my periods are late by 11 days.Otherwise, regular. What should I do?

M 28 years old unmarried female. My menstrual cycle is of 28 days. This time my periods are late by 11 days.Otherwise, regular. What should I do?

Delayed period: If you are concerned about possibly being pregnant, then get a home pregnancy test kit from your pharmacy and follow the directions. These home tests are very accurate when done correctly, and doing the test following a missed is the best time. No need to wait and wonder. ...Read more

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My periods are always late and my menstrual cycle is always abt ~40 days. Is this something to worry about? I am 23 this year and am sexually active.

Don't worry: Women often have menstrual cycles which are regular but many do not. I hear nothing that worries me but at some point you should have an appointyment with your doctor and cconfirm what I said. ...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


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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