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Why is my period late?

Why is my period late?

Don't know.: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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Why is my period irregular?

Why is my period irregular?

Hormonal irregularit: Many factors can influence your cycles. Diet, weight changes, stress, medications to name a few. Depending on your age and how long your symptoms have been present, a further/complete work-up may be in order. Follow up with your ob/gyn is prudent here. ...Read more

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Why is my second period late for girls?

Why is my second period late for girls?

Transitions: In the 6m-1yr after first menses, the body is responding to various hormonal changes.They often do not release eggs , so a hormone that sets timing does not form, leaving the estrogen driven buildup to breakdown in menses in irregular patterns.As long as 3 months between cycles can be seen & if delayed, they are often heavy.After egg release normalizes, a pattern forms & periods more predictable. ...Read more

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Why is my period late and lighter?

Why is my period late and lighter?

Many reasons: At 20 there are many reasons for the menstrual period to be late. The most common is simply hormonal changes including pregnancy. Certainly check a pregnancy test. Spotting is very common at the end of normal menses, early or threatened pregnancy, or infections or cancer of the vagina or cervix. If it persists or other symptoms start check with your doctor. ...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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My period is 8 days late why is that?

Could be pregnant: One of the most common reasons for a late period is pregnancy. You should consider taking an at-home pregnancy test or seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my first period so heavy?

Don't know: Often the first period is light. The period may not be regular for a year or more after fist period. ...Read more

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Why is my period late every month?

Why is my period late every month?

Don't Know.: 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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Cramping but period is 3days late. Why is this possibly?

Cramping but period is 3days late. Why is this possibly?

Some possibilities..: 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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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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For what reason is my period so irregular?

This will require: An actual medical evaluation to answer. Please see your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is my period heavy?

Why is my period heavy?

Heavy periods: There are many possibilities for the cause of heavy periods. Make an appointment with your doctor for an examination to determine cause and give you proper treatment. ...Read more

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My period is now 4 days late... Negative hpt, what might be the problem. My period is never late only when I first got pregnant?

My period is now 4 days late... Negative hpt, what might be the problem. My period is never late only when I first got pregnant?

See a doctor: There are so many factors including and excluding pregnancy that can effect a cycle. A history, physical exam, and laboratory testing can help clear things up. ...Read more

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Why is my period lighter this month?

Why is my period lighter this month?

See below: Periods are variable with respect to length, volume and color. ...Read more

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My period is one month late and three negative test. I have a normal cycle this is why I'm freaking out. Reasons to why this is going on?

My period is one month late and three negative test. I have a normal cycle this is why I'm freaking out. Reasons to why this is going on?

Possible 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why is my period so late when i'm not pregnant?

Why is my period so late when i'm not pregnant?

Late period: At age 45, a likely reason for a late period would be perimenopause - that period of time before final menopause where hormone levels change, ovulation becomes less common, and periods often become farther apart. Thyroid problems, certain other medical problems, significant change in weight, and change in stress level are other possible reasons. ...Read more

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Last month my periods on 21 jan but till today my period not came.i missed my period what are the reasons?

Last month my periods on 21 jan but till today my period not came.i missed my period  what are the reasons?

Common problem : 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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Still cramping after my period. Why is this happening?

Still cramping after my period. Why is this happening?

Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period hasn’t actually ended – it has transiently slowed or stopped. Other reasons for cramping could be pregnancy or ovulation. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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