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Can lifting weights at a gym cause your period to be late?

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In brief: Delayed mensus

If no sexual activity has occurred then working can be a cause for delayed mensus.
Individuals who are very active athletically will some times notice that their periods become less frequent. Strenuous workouts and weight lifting can be considered a strenuous work out. If your period is in frequent and of delayed you should see your ob/gyn to make sure that this is the reason.

In brief: Delayed mensus

If no sexual activity has occurred then working can be a cause for delayed mensus.
Individuals who are very active athletically will some times notice that their periods become less frequent. Strenuous workouts and weight lifting can be considered a strenuous work out. If your period is in frequent and of delayed you should see your ob/gyn to make sure that this is the reason.
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Female athlete triad

Female athlete triad is a combination of disordered eating, osteoporosis (loss of bone mineral density) & amenorrhea (loss of menses), in no particular order. This can be a result of inadequate nutrition & over training in an attempt to reach some performance goal or self-image.
The delay in your period may be due to not enough body fat. Or perhaps you're pregnant if you engage in unprotected sex.

In brief: Female athlete triad

Female athlete triad is a combination of disordered eating, osteoporosis (loss of bone mineral density) & amenorrhea (loss of menses), in no particular order. This can be a result of inadequate nutrition & over training in an attempt to reach some performance goal or self-image.
The delay in your period may be due to not enough body fat. Or perhaps you're pregnant if you engage in unprotected sex.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes it can when overdone.
Discuss that with your doctor. But more importantly, if you are having unprotected sex (without a condom or birth control) then of course get tested for pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

Yes it can when overdone.
Discuss that with your doctor. But more importantly, if you are having unprotected sex (without a condom or birth control) then of course get tested for pregnancy.
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
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