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Can exercising cause a late period and if so how late?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Endurance athletes w

Very low body fat, women who are over-exercising (esp with weight loss) or acute, marked ^ in exercise can cause late periods of variable duration.

In brief: Endurance athletes w

Very low body fat, women who are over-exercising (esp with weight loss) or acute, marked ^ in exercise can cause late periods of variable duration.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Maybe

Heavy exercise can cause a late period.
How long it can be delayed varies from a few days to months. I recommend decreasing the activity, make sure you have increase your body fat. If there is no period after a month you should see your pcp because it can be from other reasons such as thyroid, prolactin, etc.

In brief: Maybe

Heavy exercise can cause a late period.
How long it can be delayed varies from a few days to months. I recommend decreasing the activity, make sure you have increase your body fat. If there is no period after a month you should see your pcp because it can be from other reasons such as thyroid, prolactin, etc.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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