reproductive health


Question by  totslog (11)

What are the causes for late periods?

My period is often late and it is not pregnancy.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Late periods, just like early periods may be due to stress, excessive exercise, hormonal imbalances, obesity, late age and myriad other causes. These causes have differing frequencies of occurrences depending on the age and other circumstances involving the patient. Of all the causes however, pregnancy is by far the most common.


Answer by  dubhreubel (501)

All women have different length cycles, it's possible to have a period if you aren't ovulating, called an anovulatory cycle that can be very late.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

When you are becoming irregular, it could mean that there is a hormonal imbalance that you are experiencing. Birth control pills can bring you back to regularity and replace the hormones that you might be missing. Speak to your doctor and find out if that is the case this time.


Answer by  guyver3869 (449)

Your cylce is effected by all your everyday life situations. If you are high stress, or very athletic, these can cause you cycle to be off. Hope this helps.


Answer by  Ali41 (1593)

Not every woman has regular cycles. This can be for many reasons. Your body could naturally adapt to changes in exercise, atmosphere, etc. Also, if you do not ovulate regularly, then your cycles may not be consistent.


Answer by  missypoo98 (96)

late periods like early ones may be caused by stress or a common cause is pregancy and it can be caused by problems with the ovaries if this keeps on get a pregnancy test and if it comes up false that go talk to a doctor I'm not a doctor


Answer by  Nancy (578)

There are several reasons for this including heredity. Stress alone can cause this to happen. Mostly the cause hormonal and can be helped.

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