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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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Why does my period come late in the months I have sex for the first time in a long time?

Why does my period come late in the months I have sex for the first time in a long time?

Not clear: It's not clear why your period would be late. Have you checked a home pregnancy test? Sometimes stress, weight gain, thyroid problems or other issues can be cause for delay in period as well. Take a home pregnancy test first to rule that out as a possibility. ...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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Hello, I'm just wondering why my period could be 5days late? Last month I was 6 days early and usually I'm always on point when I start.

Hello, I'm just wondering why my period could be 5days late? Last month I was 6 days early and usually I'm always on point when I start.

Cycle length: Normal cycle length can vary from 21-32 days. A perfect 28 day cycle is more rare than a consistent norm. The cycle lengths you describe are within normal variation for normal cycle lengths. ...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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Why is my period 4 months late i haven't had my period for like 4 months and its not my thyroid IV gaid just a tad more weight i don't understand what it could be ?

Why is my period 4 months late i haven't had my period for like 4 months and its not my thyroid IV gaid just a tad more weight i don't understand what it could be ?

I : I agree with you that that is a concerning symptom. Please take a pregnancy test if there is any possibility of pregnancy. It sounds like your weight is stable and that you have had your thyroid function checked. I don't know your age, but some women go through menopause as early as their 40's. Even prior to that, hormone levels can fluctuate with age. However, the bottom line is, it is very abnormal not to have a period for four months, and you need to be rechecked by your doctor. ...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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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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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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