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Period delayed for a week, should I be alarmed?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Have you been

Sexually active? If yes, would recommend taking a home pregnancy test at this time.
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 med problems.

In brief: Have you been

Sexually active? If yes, would recommend taking a home pregnancy test at this time.
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 med problems.
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