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Doctor insights on: Reasons For Delay In Menstrual Periods

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Increased testosterone level , irregular cycles / delay in menstrual periods ?

Increased testosterone level , irregular cycles / delay in menstrual periods  ?

PCOS?: You need to be evaluated to r/o pcos, which has elevated testosterone, irregular menses. You should also have a pelvic ultrasound to ascertain whether you do or don't have and ovarian mass capable of producing excess testosterone. ...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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Im a married women aged 26 was havin my regular periods but dis tym it GT delayed with breakthru bleedin ..Wat s the reason?Plz help

Im a married women aged 26 was havin my regular periods but dis tym it GT delayed with breakthru bleedin ..Wat s the reason?Plz help

Anovulation?: There are multiple reasons for breakthrough bleeding pregnancy being #1. You should rule that out first if not done so already. Other common reasons include lack of ovulation(anovulatory cycle , and stress as well as thyroid and Progesterone hormone irregularities. I suggest you see a doctor if it does not resolve. ...Read more

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Very much concerned on health due to periods delay,wat could be reason?

Very much concerned on health due to periods delay,wat could be reason?

Many reasons:: if you are having unprotected intercourse, get checked for pregnancy. You will need a pelvic exam, PAP, female hormone and thyroid function studies and definitive BC if not already on. I suggest an appointment with your GYN. ...Read more

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I was due on 16th of July and I've still not got my periods..what maybe the reason?? It was never delayed for this long time.

I was due on 16th of July and I've still not got my periods..what maybe the reason?? It was never delayed for this long time.

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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I had a period delay pill and had protected sex butnow i got periods for a day only, usually i have 4 days long.What could be the possible reason?

I had a period delay pill and had protected sex butnow i got periods for a day only, usually i have 4 days long.What could be the possible reason?

Vaginal bleeding: It is difficult to answer your concerns because : your body may be undergoing some type of stress (cold virus, physical stress like not sleeping enough, emotional stress from daily living, etc...) which could change your cycle dates. It could be irregular vaginal bleeding or something more serious. Please have a pelvic exam & discussion with your GYN physician. Good luck ...Read more

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Got 2 normal periods... And now period is delayed for 14 days. ..What could be the reason... ?!

Got 2 normal periods... And now period is delayed for 14 days. ..What could be the reason... ?!

Anovulation: You may be experiencing anovulatory cycles. These are cycles in which the ovary fails to release an egg. This causes the hormonal cycles to become abnormal. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My mp started today 2/1 but prior to that my LMP was 12/24. What could be the reason for the delay/skip of periods?

My mp started today 2/1 but prior to that my LMP was 12/24. What could be the reason for the delay/skip of periods?

Late period: The most common reason for a late period is stress. Some months, the egg is released a bit late causing the period to be late. If it's a one time event, it's nothing to worry about. But if cycle lengths longer than 35 days continue, you should seek evaluation for treatable causes. Especially if you want to be pregnant. If you're currently using depo-provera, that is the likely cause. ...Read more

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Hi.This time my period had 2 days delay and without any pain it started. Now after 10 days im still period.what is the reason?

Hi.This time my period had 2 days delay and without any pain it started. Now after 10 days im still period.what is the reason?

Irregular period.: Hormonal imbalance is probably the reason. You need your periods to be regulated with hormone pills. See your gyn. ...Read more

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Period 10 days late for the first time in my life,took the clearblue test twice,came back negative,no PMS yet,what could be the reason for the delay?

Period 10 days late for the first time in my life,took the clearblue test twice,came back negative,no PMS yet,what could be the reason for the delay?

Late period: It's hard to say why it happens, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened to you before, it could be happening now. Things like medications, stress, travel, changes in your weight, can all cause a late period. If your pregnancy test is negative, repeat it once per week until you get your period, to be safe. If no period for a whole month, i would see your gyn doc ...Read more

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I got my periods late by 11 days, observed brownish colored, scanty menstrual flow on first day.What can be the reason?

I got my periods late by 11 days, observed brownish colored, scanty menstrual flow on first day.What can be the reason?

Common complaint: 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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I am sexually inactive girl.M periods has delayed by 7 days this month and has not started yet.What could be the possible reason..please help?

I am sexually inactive girl.M periods has delayed by 7 days this month and has not started yet.What could be the possible reason..please help?

Late: Since pregnancy is not an issue, I recommend just waiting at this time. Some irregularity in the menstrual cycle is not that uncommon. See a gynecologist if your period doesn't start in the next week or if spotting occurs or if you have any pelvic discomfort. ...Read more

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What could be the reason of periods delay after accupuncture?Not active sexually but got periods after 50 days and after 2 accupuncture sessions.

What could be the reason of periods delay after accupuncture?Not active sexually but got periods after 50 days and after 2 accupuncture sessions.

Too general.: I am sorry but there is not enough information here to provide you a useful response. Don't know if the acupuncture was focused on treatment of gynecologic problems, for fertility or if it was for a multitude of other medical issues. ...Read more

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I am 17,have regular periods.but this time it is late by 15days.i have never involved in any sexual activity.what might be the reason for the delay?

I am 17,have regular periods.but this time it is late by 15days.i have never involved in any sexual activity.what might be the reason for the delay?

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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I got married 3 months back after my marriage the very next month i got periods bt the next cycle got delayed for 20 days could u plz tell me the reason behind th e delayed periods i am really worried abt dat?

I got married 3 months back after my marriage the very next month i got periods bt the next cycle got delayed for 20 days could u plz tell me the reason behind th e delayed periods i am really worried abt dat?

Pregnancy?: If your period is delayed make sure to check a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant then there are many causes of irregular periods. Stress (even good stress like getting married), hormonal shifts and thyroid disorders can all cause changes in your periods. If your periods do not get back to normal in the next few months then see your doctor for an exam and blood tests. ...Read more

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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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How can I stop or delay my period / menstrual cycle?

How can I stop or delay my period / menstrual cycle?

Birth control: In western medicine we usually use one of the different types of birth control to stop or delay menses. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to stop or delay a menstrual period?

Is there a natural way to stop or delay a menstrual period?

Only 1: The only totally natural way i know to stop a period for certain is to get pregnant. Mental or physical stress sometimes delays periods too. If you want to control when a period comes, medicine is it. ...Read more