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What else can cause late periods besides pregnancy ?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree
In brief: The list is long
In brief: The list is long
Chronic illness, underweight, endocrine disorders, stress - just to name a few.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lots of things
There are a few reasons including thyroid, pituitary gland, and ovarian problems.
If you have missed your period for some time, it is best to consult with your ob/gyn to rule out more serious causes. Secondary amenorrhea is also common in female athletes (e.g., gymnasts, marathon runners, or triathletes) due to their loss of body fat.

In brief: Lots of things
There are a few reasons including thyroid, pituitary gland, and ovarian problems.
If you have missed your period for some time, it is best to consult with your ob/gyn to rule out more serious causes. Secondary amenorrhea is also common in female athletes (e.g., gymnasts, marathon runners, or triathletes) due to their loss of body fat.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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