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Week late for period. Been traveling and working out more. Could that be the reason why my period is late? No sex for 7 months.

Week late for period. Been traveling and working out more. Could that be the reason why my period is late? No sex for 7 months.

Yes: Significant stressors -- emotional / infectious / trauma / physical / dietary / etc., can all cause irregular periods / amenorrhea. Particularly times of strenuous physical exercise / activity can disrupt your clock. ...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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What is some reasons why my period is late?

What is some reasons why my period is late?

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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Period 2 weeks late; Lost my virginity 4 days ago, protected. Should I worry or are there other reasons why my period is late??

Period 2 weeks late; Lost my virginity 4 days ago, protected. Should I worry or are there other reasons why my period is late??

Anovulation : Depending on how young you are, many young women and adolescents do not ovulate regularly hence they will either have late or missed periods, however if you're concerned get a home pregnancy test ...Read more

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Aside from pregnancy, what are possible reasons why my period might be late?

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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Because of volleyball season ending and me not excersing anymore could that be a reason why my period is 4 days late?

Because of volleyball  season ending and me not excersing anymore could that be a reason why my period is 4 days late?

No: Stopping exercising is not a reason to have your period come late. What is a very common reason is stress. Are you trying out for club season? Have you been stressed out about that? Are you stressed about school or friends? Could you be pregnant? If you're not pregnant, then try not to worry. You're period will start soon, most likely. ...Read more

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Could being sick be the reason my period is late?

Could being sick be the reason my period is late?

Yes it can be but: Yes being sick can delay your period sometime.But if you had unprotected sex and missed your period,you should do an inhome pregnancy test done to rule out the commonest cause of missed period ...Read more

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I have streaks of red blood in my stool. It's been on and off for a few months now. Also when i whipe i get blood on the tissue. My period is late and i had unprotected sex about three weeks ago. Could this be the reason?

I have streaks of red blood in my stool. It's been on and off for a few months now. Also when i whipe i get blood on the tissue. My period is late and i had unprotected sex about three weeks ago. Could this be the reason?

No relation: rectal bleeding has no relation to regular vaginal sexual intercourse. now anal sex is different,of course people can noticed blood in their stool after anal sex. no relation to period either. most likely you have anal fissure,or a hemorrhoid. see your doctor if bleeding persisted. ...Read more

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My period is 7days late. Could taking folic acid be the reason for my late period?

My period is 7days late. Could taking folic acid be the reason for my late period?

Agree w Dr. Baker.: Folic acid is not the reason. 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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Are these plausible reasons why my period is a little late?

Are these plausible reasons why my period is a little late?

What reasons?: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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23yrs.;late period always.Stay for 3 days only.What's the reason?What to do now?Please help.

23yrs.;late period always.Stay for 3 days only.What's the reason?What to do now?Please help.

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

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I got a late period but its only a dark brown blood not red and its been for almost 7 days.. What can be the reason...?

I got a late period but its only a dark brown blood not red and its been for almost 7 days.. What can be the reason...?

Pregnancy: The first and last thing we always have to think about is pregnancy. Try a home pregnancy test. If its negative, repeatit in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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My periods are very regular. Every after 28 days i got it. But this time i have 2 days late period. What is the reason want to get pregnent?

My periods are very regular. Every after 28 days i got it. But this time i have 2 days late period. What is the reason want to get pregnent?

Sounds ok: A 2 day variation from month to month is perfectly normal and not a case for concern. If you have been having unprotected intercourse for more than 12 months without getting pregnant then an evaluation is warranted. Otherwise 90% of couples get pregnant within the 12months. ...Read more

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After having sex, can sex be the reason for late period?

After having sex, can sex be the reason for late period?

Pregnancy secondary: to sex is a reason. 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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I am regular on my periods but this month i got 2 days late period. I am trying hard to get pregnent what is the reason for this delay if regular peri?

I am regular on my periods but this month i got 2 days late period. I am trying hard to get pregnent what is the reason for this delay if regular peri?

If >4 days late...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A visit to one’s Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for: late period, occasional cramping, & extremely sore breasts? I'm on birth control & i've taken 2 hpt, they were negative.

Birth Control!: Actually, you may have answered your own question. There are different types of hormonal birth control. Some have estrogen and progestin, others just progestin. Both are capable of altering a cycle and causing sore bresats as your body "adapts" to the medication. It is usually nothing to stress about. Keep with your bc plans, and use it as directed. A negative preg test is reassurring. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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