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Why is my period late every month?

Why is my period late every month?

Don't Know.: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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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Last month my period was only 2 days long this month it is 2 days late I've never had a late period i track it every month. Usually lasts 5 days.?

Last month my period was only 2 days long this month it is 2 days late I've never had a late period i track it every month. Usually lasts 5 days.?

Take the test: 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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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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Late period hi, i recently was late on my period. I was having no symptoms like cramps just back pain. It is consistent every period days before i back pain and intense cramps. I was a few days late and all of a sudden felt a sharp pain in my pelvic area

Late period hi, i recently was late on my period. I was having no symptoms like cramps just back pain. It is consistent every period days before i back pain and intense cramps. I was a few days late and all of a sudden felt a sharp pain in my pelvic area

You : You will not necessarily have the same symptoms every month prior to your period. This sounds like your regular cycle started and the sharp pain you had was normal uterine cramping that occurs before and during menstruation. If your period lasts longer than usual or has been heavy and has not slowed down then you likely have nothing to worry about. If not, please see your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Period is late by my calculations none of my normal PMS this month just did pregnant test a while ago came negative y is my period late im freaking out?

Period is late by my calculations none of my normal PMS this month just did pregnant test a while ago came negative y is my period late im freaking out?

Stressed out: Be aware that one of the most frequent causes of delayed menses is stress. It has been frequently observed among female nursing students that they often miss their periods around exam times. If stress is not the cause, a complete evaluation by an obgyn is appropriate as other causes may include endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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Im 4 days late on my period and I get pain like 4 days before my period starts I haven't had pain or gotten my period. I've had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 2 times this month. Why is my period late? Can I be pregnant.

Im 4 days late on my period and I get pain like 4 days before my period starts I haven't had pain or gotten my period. I've had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 2 times this month. Why is my period late? Can I be pregnant.

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. If the test is positive you will need to seek prenatal care. If the pregnancy test is negative then wait to see if your cycle comes soon and if not schedule a visit with an obgyn. ...Read more

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2 months ago was last unprotected sex, 2 regular period since, now late period? With PMS symptoms. Why is my period late?

2 months ago was last unprotected sex, 2 regular period since, now late period? With PMS symptoms. Why is my period late?

Can't tell w/o exam: Not all protection methods are 100%, so you can't absolutely rule out pregnancy. PMS symptoms are not unique to pre-menstrual effects and could be part of whatever is delaying your period - ovarian irregularity, for example. It's good that you no longer have unprotected sex. That's a very smart move, but now visit a doctor for an exam and do another smart thing. It'll become part of your style! ...Read more

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I am over 40 years old, but since the last two months I have been having my period late?

I am over 40 years old, but since the last two months I have been having my period late?

? menopause: We age and the cycle changes, and then menses stop...Very variable collection of symptoms and signs... See a doctor and check it out. ...Read more

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I am currently nine days late fore my period. The last couple of months I have had a period late up to 6 days. I have tested twice, they're negative.

Common: Many women have irregular periods, and it is usually not serious. Some things like thyroid and other disorders, high or low weight, stress, and some medications can cause menstrual irregularities. If you find this bothersome and you cannot remove the cause birth control pills may help. Of course, if you are worried about becoming pregnant this is a win-win solution ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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