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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?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

No connections. There's some other reason your period is late, and when your next period comes (or you find out you're pregnant) will you be able to figure out why.
Most likely, your rhythm is just off a little. Give it a few days.

In brief: No.

No connections. There's some other reason your period is late, and when your next period comes (or you find out you're pregnant) will you be able to figure out why.
Most likely, your rhythm is just off a little. Give it a few days.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

check a pregnancy test.
If negative may be a hormonal imbalance.

In brief: No

check a pregnancy test.
If negative may be a hormonal imbalance.
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