3 doctors weighed in:

My period used to be regular, but for a few months now it's up to 8 days late. I haven't had sexual intercourse in 8 months, could it be the cause?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to say

Menstrual cycles are sensitive to all sorts of emotional and physical factors.
It may be that your cycle in just shifting. You may want to consider any changes in diet, exercise, or new medications that could cause this. However, emotional distress can also have an impact. If you broke up with a boyfriend 8 months ago and are still recovering emotionally, that could be a factor as well.

In brief: Hard to say

Menstrual cycles are sensitive to all sorts of emotional and physical factors.
It may be that your cycle in just shifting. You may want to consider any changes in diet, exercise, or new medications that could cause this. However, emotional distress can also have an impact. If you broke up with a boyfriend 8 months ago and are still recovering emotionally, that could be a factor as well.
Dr. Marcie Berman
Dr. Marcie Berman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
27 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors