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Doctor insights on: What Else Can Cause Late Periods Besides Pregnancy

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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What might be some causes of a late period besides pregnancy?

What might be some causes of a late period besides pregnancy?

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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Can you please discuss the possible causes of late period other than pregnancy?

Can you please discuss the possible causes of late period other than pregnancy?

Very common : 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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Causes for late period except stress and pregnancy ?

Causes for late period except stress and pregnancy ?

Causes: 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), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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What causes bloating and late period, other than pregnancy?

What causes bloating and late period, other than pregnancy?

Bloating - fluid : Retention & constipation. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body wt, obesity, marked wt ^ 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). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 16 days late, and I have a negative pregnancy test. What are the chances that I'm pregnant and what else could cause my late period?

I'm 16 days late, and I have a negative pregnancy test. What are the chances that I'm pregnant and what else could cause my late period?

Pregnancy unlikely: 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. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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Ejaculation on chest, showered, possible that semen could drip down to cause pregnancy? Took EC, got period 1 week early in May, late period now.

Ejaculation on chest, showered, possible that semen could drip down to cause pregnancy? Took EC, got period 1 week early in May, late period now.

Seems impossible: Pregnancy seems impossible under the circumstances that you have stated. Sperm must get to an egg at the time of ovulation in order for pregnancy to occur. Vaginal intercourse is the most efficient way to accomplish this. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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9 days late for my period. No pregnancy and no cysts. What other factors can cause a late period?!

9 days late for my period. No pregnancy and no cysts. What other factors can cause a late period?!

Late: 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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