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Uhoh. So why am i late for my period?

Uhoh. So why am i late for my period?

Pregnant? : Could be pregnancy, could be perimenopause.. Could something else. First step - take a home pregnancy test. If negative see you family doctor or gyn for evaluation of your status. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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Why am i late on my period?

Why am i late on my period?

See your physician: There can be many reasons for missing your period. The most common reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why am i 3 days late for my period when i take birth control? What does this mean?

Why am i 3 days late for my period when i take birth control? What does this mean?

Pill regulates cycle: The pill creates its own chemical environment- and is the dominant factor regulating your menses, while taking it. If your pill is one that has an extended cycle - like a 24 or 26 day pack, then you may experience a slight delay in the onset of your cycle, when compared to your natural menstrual pattern. Generally these extended pill packs offer a shorter and lighter flow. Good luck. ...Read more

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I never had sex in my life and im a month late on my period what's wrong with me ? I never had sex in my life so i don't know what's wrong with me why am i a month late in getting my period ?

Missing : Missing your period, otherwise known as amenorrhea is a common issue with many women at any given point in time. This can happen to anyone regardless if they have had sex or not. Since you have had regular periods in the past, what you are experiencing is secondary amenorrhea. Common causes of secondary amenorrhea other than pregnancy, would be fluctuation in weight, either increase or decrease, stress and/or anxiety, hormonal changes due to birh control pills or injections, certain medications such as antidepressants, strenuous exercise like prolonged running, and more worrisome would be a problem with your thyroid gland. If your period does not resume in the next two months you should schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or gynecology for a complete work up. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more