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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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For what reason is my menstrual cycle so messed up?

For what reason is my menstrual cycle so messed up?

Possible reasons: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...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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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 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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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

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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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