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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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