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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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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


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What could be delaying my period?

What could be delaying my period?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a concern. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat it in one week and give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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Regular menstral cycles. 3 days late. Symptoms of pregnant or PMS can't tell. Neg hpt @16 dpo. What could be delaying my period?

Regular menstral cycles. 3 days late. Symptoms of pregnant or PMS can't tell. Neg hpt @16 dpo. What could be delaying my period?

Probably normal: Sometimes a cycle may be a few days late and be entirely normal . However, i'd recommend repeat the home pregnancy test at 1 wk after missed period. ...Read more

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What could cause a delayed period?

What could cause a delayed period?

Multiple causes: Delayed cycles are usually due to delayed ovulation. This is most commonly caused by stress or underlying ovulation disorders. Pregnancy that is early and not detected is another reason. If delayed cycles are common for you, then ovulation disorder is likely and you should seek help because aside form fertility these issues also relate to chronic health in various ways and should be addressed. ...Read more

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Went to doctor, urgent care centre, the ER and had an ultrasound. Doctors are still unsure; what could cause a delayed period and left side cramping?

Went to doctor, urgent care centre, the ER and had an ultrasound. Doctors are still unsure; what could cause a delayed period and left side cramping?

See your doctor.: In general, if you always have regular periods and then miss a period, check a pregnancy test. If you aren't pregnant, there could be various causes, and they may be unrelated. It sounds like you should follow up with your doctor so that they can review your workup and manage you accordingly. ...Read more

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Help please! could being sick delay a period?

Help please! could being sick delay a period?

Yes, it could: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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Can sex delay a period?

Can sex delay a period?

Late = pregnant: How late are you? You need to get a home pregnancy test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hookah delay a period ?

Can hookah delay a period ?

Tobacco yes: There are several studies effect of tobacco on on periods ,yes will shorten the cycle , may possible to to delay , should be same with hookah if tobacco is used.l ...Read more