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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is the best solution for delayed menstrual period?

What is the best solution for delayed menstrual period?

Take pregnancy test : If sexually active w delayed 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

When you get pregnant, rising hormone levels prevent you from shedding the uterine lining at the time you'd expect to have your period. You can also miss your period if you're not pregnant. Other possible causes of amenorrhea include: weight gain or loss, hormonal problems, tension, stress, breastfeeding, and discontinuing birth control pills ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What can cause delayed menstrual period?

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

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Dr. James Ferguson
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What are possible reasons for delayed menstrual period in your teens?

What are possible reasons for delayed menstrual period in your teens?

?1st year or later?: Teens often do not ovulate regularly the first year after starting & ovulation is needed for more regular cycles. By the end of the first year other issues predominate. If this is frustrating, an evaluation by an obgyn or adolescent specialist could provide you with management options. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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What are the reasons of delayed menstrual period at 13?

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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Dr. Sharon Bass
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Is it normal to have a delayed menstrual period every now and then?

Yes: The normal range from first day to first day is 21 to 35 days. Most women are somewhere in between and usually stay with the same range. If you are not taking the pill then a delayed period is not uncommon and is often an anovulatory cycle, meaning no egg was produced. Most women have anovulatory cycles once a year or so. ...Read more

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

Depo provera: This medication is notorious for delaying your periods for months or even years. ...Read more

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Need for an advice for delayed menstrual period. What are the next steps?

Pregnancy test: Your first thing to do will be a pregnancy test, if positive go see your doctor. If negative and ur periods are still irregular it is still a good ideea to see your doctor as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

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

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Any suggestions for safe medicines to induce a delayed menstrual period?

Find cause first: First the cause of the delay has to be identified before treatment is recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Delayed menstrual period after delivering normal?

Delayed menstrual period after delivering normal?

Yes: The period could return in 2-6 weeks or longer. If you are breast feeding the time might even be longer. ...Read more

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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


Menstruation (Definition)

Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...Read more


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