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What can cause a delayed period besides pregnancy ?

What can cause a delayed period besides pregnancy ?

Many possibilities: At your age, aside from pregnancy, there are a number of other possibilities, which include stress, hypothyroidism, PCOS, diabetes, Cushing's, anorexia, medicines, etc. The only way to know for sure is to have this evaluated by a doctor. If you are sexually active, be sure that you repeat a pregnancy test at least 7 days after a missed period. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Besides stress what else can delay a period? I'm 20 days late negative pregnancy tests.

Lots of things can: Delay your period. Low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, 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. I am assuming that if you are sexually active that you have already taken a home. ...Read more

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On average, how long does stress delay a period? When should I worry about pregnancy?

On average, how long does stress delay a period? When should I worry about pregnancy?

With unprotected sex: Anytime you have unprotected sex -- meaning without condoms or another form of birth control -- pregnancy is possible. In fact, pregnancy is the most common cause for missed menstrual periods, although menstrual cycle can vary from month to month sometimes. If you've missed your period by a week, I suggest a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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In theory Could severe dehydration affect the results of a home pregnancy test and could it delay a period?

In theory Could severe dehydration affect the results of a home pregnancy test and could it delay a period?

Here's link 2 check: "5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Period" Ref: http://www.webmd.com/women/features/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-period ...Read more

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Can a UTI delay a period? Or is there a higher chance of pre cum causing pregnancy? I used withdrawal on my fertile window, and experiencing symptoms

Can a UTI delay a period? Or is there a higher chance of pre cum causing pregnancy? I used withdrawal on my fertile window, and experiencing symptoms

No delay: A urinary tract infection should not affect the timing of your period unless it places you under extreme stress(and I don't just mean the day to day like stress). Also there is some more recent data that suggest precum can contain sperm, so you can definitely get pregnant from it. I'm just not sure of what you mean by higher chance, as in compared to what? ...Read more

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Currently cd29 dpo14, period was due today, pregnancy test negative, no PMS or pregnancy symptoms except sore breast. Can Clomid (clomiphene) delay a period?

Currently cd29 dpo14, period was due today, pregnancy test negative, no PMS or pregnancy symptoms except sore breast. Can Clomid (clomiphene) delay a period?

May be/test too soon: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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What are the causes of delayed menstrual period beside from pregnancy?

What are the causes of delayed menstrual period beside from pregnancy?

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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What are the causes of delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy at 48?

What are the causes of delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy at 48?

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 (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy - but not at your age. ...Read more

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What could case a delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

What could case a delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

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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What usually causes delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

What usually causes delayed menstrual period aside from pregnancy?

Causes: 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

Dr. Mary David
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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