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What are possible reasons for missing a period besides pregnancy?

What are possible reasons for missing a period besides pregnancy?

Missed 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


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Could you tell me what are reasons for missing a period besides pregnancy?

Reasons: Reasons for missed or late periods can include: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders, travel, hormone irregularities, travel, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or medical problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a young women from missing a period besides pregnancy?

Is there anything that can cause a young women from missing a period besides pregnancy?

Missed periods: dysfunctional uterine bleeding from hormonal imbalances can cause one to miss periods. Structural abnormalities are rare but can cause this as well. Better see your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause shorter and lighter period besides pregnancy?

What can cause shorter and lighter period besides pregnancy?

Many Things: Shorter and lighter periods can be caused by many things. Variations in cycle can be simply normal changes but they could also be due to changes in stress, diet, possible infections among other things. Please discuss this further with your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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How is it that that you might skip a period besides pregnancy?

How is it that that you might skip a period besides pregnancy?

Some 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 you suggest other reasons for missing your period besides pregnancy?

Can you suggest other reasons for missing your period besides pregnancy?

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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Is their anything that can cause a women not to have a period besides pregnancy?

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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are other reasons for missing your period besides pregnancy?

Some 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 you please tell me the potential causes for being 3 weeks late on your period besides pregnancy?

Can you please tell me the potential causes for being 3 weeks late on your period besides pregnancy?

Potential 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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What other possibilities could be delaying my period besides pregnancy?

Anovulation: Most likely a cycle where the ovary fails to let loose an egg. These self-normalize. To be safe, take a home pregnancy test. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a missed period besides pregnancy?

What are the causes of a missed period besides pregnancy?

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, but weight loss/gain, some medicines, ovarian failure/menopause are also possible (as well as others.). ...Read more

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What are the causes of a missed period besides pregnancy?

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 causes pms without period besides pregnancy?

What causes pms without period besides pregnancy?

PMS: PMS or PMDD is a group of symptoms that occur when the hormone levels fall right before a menstrual cycle. Pregnancy does not cause PMS. If you are not having periods then PMS is not the cause of your symptoms. Consider scheduling a virtual visit or seeing you doctor to discuss what specific symptoms you are experiencing and evaluate what the causes and treatments may be ...Read more

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What is reasons for a late period besides pregnancy?

What is reasons for a late period besides pregnancy?

Some 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 reasons for a late period, besides pregnancy?

A 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can cause me not to get my period besides pregnancy?

What can cause me not to get my period besides pregnancy?

Many things: Too much evercise, poor diet, hormonal imbalance. Check with gyn. ...Read more

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What might be some causes of a late period besides pregnancy?

Some 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 causes spotting 11 days after a period besides pregnancy?

What causes spotting 11 days after a period besides pregnancy?

Breakthrough bleedin: Blood estrogen levels are low around the time of ovulation, which usually comes on cycle day 14-16 (day 1 is the day menstrual bleeding starts). For some women, this mid-cycle dip in estrogen level is enough to cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting. ...Read more

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Why is it that I seem to be missing my period, besides pregnancy?

Why is it that I seem to be missing my period, besides pregnancy?

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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Are their other reasons for a 85 day late period besides pregnancy?

Are their other reasons for a 85 day late period besides pregnancy?

Yes: It is true that there are other causes for missed periods, but if you are a young sexually active female, the most common cause is pregnancy. Please take a pregnancy tests as soon as possible and see your doctor. If you are pregnant you will need a doctor for prenatal care. If you are not pregnant you will need a doctor to test you for thyroid and other conditions that may caused missed periods. ...Read more

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What are reasons for a late period besides pregnancy if you are in your 20s?

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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Could you tell me what are some leads to of a late period besides 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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What might lead to a delayed period (besides pregnancy)?

See below: 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 might be some causes of a missed period besides pregnancy?

Hormone imbalance: Stress and hormone imbalance can be a major source of irregular periods, whether the stress is physical, emotional or psychological. There is a normal wide variation in the regularity of a woman's cycles. Please see your healthcare provider.. ...Read more

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What is the possible reasons for a missed period, besides pregnancy?

What is the possible reasons for a missed period, besides pregnancy?

Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy. Could also be the start of menopause. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are reasons for a missed period besides pregnancy?

Missed periods: 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 can cause a delayed period besides pregnancy?

What can cause a delayed period besides pregnancy?

Many possibilities: At your age, aside from pregnancy, there are a number of other possibilities, which include stress, hypothyroidism, PCOS, diabetes, Cushing's, anorexia, medicines, etc. The only way to know for sure is to have this evaluated by a doctor. If you are sexually active, be sure that you repeat a pregnancy test at least 7 days after a missed period. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help please. Could could be a reason for having a light period besides pregnancy?

Light periods: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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Is there any other reason why I would be late to start my period besides pregnancy?

Is there any other reason why I would be late to start my period besides pregnancy?

Other 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). ...Read more

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