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My period is 7days late.What are the causes of late period?

My period is 7days late.What are the causes of late period?

Variable: A delayed period is usually related to hormone levels. Obviously, a common reason pregnancy. Hormone producing ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, thyroid dysfunction, stress, missed ovulation and various other issues may delay menses. This is usually not an issue if late menstrual period onset is a single event. ...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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I missed my period but i'm a virgin. Reasons for a late period ?

Late 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I have a late period if my period lasted longer than usual last month?

Can I have a late period if my period lasted longer than usual last month?

Not related: You could have a "late " period but it would not be related to the length of your last period. Your period should start 14 days after ovulation - most women ovulate about 14 to 16 days after the period starts. The length of the period would not affect when you ovulate, hence would not affect when your next period would start. ...Read more

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One day late for my period afraid to test? Does every woman have a late period about once a year?

One day late for my period afraid to test?  Does every woman have a late period about once a year?

Many do: It's common and normal to have a variation in menstrual cyclicity. One day late is meaningless. If you're more than 4 days late, consider the pregnancy test. It's always better to know. ...Read more

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How late is a period usually if you're pregnant? My period was 3 days late... Is that considered a late period sign for pregnancy?

How late is a period usually if you're pregnant? My period was 3 days late... Is that considered a late period sign for pregnancy?

Yes: If you are pregnant, you won't have a period for 10 or 11 months. If you are 3 days late, a home pregnancy test is usually accurate to make the diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had a late period, and then my period was only an hour long. Could I be pregnant?

I had a late period, and then my period was only an hour long. Could I be pregnant?

Possible: If you are sexually active and especially if you are not using a highly effective form of birth control, then you could be pregnant. It's possible when pregnant to have bleeding that can be mistaken for a period. A home pregnancy test is a good way to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible that pure vodka could have made my period go away? I have never had a late period until after the alcohol.

Is it possible that pure vodka could have made my period go away? I have never had a late period until after the alcohol.

Menstrual cycle: Stress -physical, emotional or both- can disrupt the menstrual cycle. A missed period could indicate pregnancy, so best to do a pregnancy test if you have had sex. Occasional alcohol use should not cause a missed period. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more