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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?

Many possibilities: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...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.

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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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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Iv taken Plan B 2 times in the last 2 months. is it possible that could make my period late?

Iv taken Plan B 2 times in the last 2 months. is it possible that could make my period late?

Periods with Plan B: Periods can get very off schedule with the use of Plan B. Don't be too concerned though, about unusual timing of periods after using Plan B. You have put very unusual amounts of hormones into your body with the Plan B and it really can throw things way off. That's how it works. You're just having the bleeding associated with Plan B use. You may or may not get your regular period this month. ...Read more

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For 1 week my period late and iam breastfeeding of 5 months baby, am i pregnant?

For 1 week my period late and iam breastfeeding of 5 months baby, am i pregnant?

Are you having sex?: If you are having sex, then pregnancy is certainly ALWAYS a possibility. If your period is late, take a pregnancy test. Breastfeeding is not a guarantee that you will not ovulate and lots of women get pregnant while nursing young babies. ...Read more

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I got my period late last month it didn't come until the beginning of this month and and had sex for the past three nights and I'm bleeding again?

I got my period late last month it didn't come until the beginning of this month and and had sex for the past three nights and I'm bleeding again?

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). U should check a preg test 2. ...Read more

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I had my period last month after sex, but this month no period and only today (5 days late period) i've had brown discharge?

I had my period last month after sex, but this month no period and only today (5 days late period)  i've had brown discharge?

Reasons?: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more

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My period is this time very late (5 days). I took last month very often "dulcolax laxative tablets" .. Does Dulcolax cause my late period?

My period is this time very late (5 days). I took last month very often "dulcolax laxative tablets"  .. Does Dulcolax cause my late period?

Laxative isn't the: reason. 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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My period late & have no signs of one, my period came on time last month. We dry humped he didn't stick his penis in i was fully dressed. Pregnant?

My period late & have no signs of one, my period came on time last month. We dry humped he didn't stick his penis in i was fully dressed. Pregnant?

Not pregnant: You were fully dressed & he didn't insert his penis? Then u aren't pregnant from this encounter. Protect yourself next time, just to be safe, by bringing along a condom. Don't rely on someone else to protect your sexual health. Before u have sex, u should both agree to be mutually monogamous & do couples std testing through sexualhealth.Com or your local provider or clinic. Be smart, be prepared! ...Read more

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