Why Is My Period Late
Although, pregnancy is the most common cause
of absence of period or menstruation (amenorrhea), many times,
the women will also assure me that they are definitely not
pregnant. So, what else can cause an absence of menstruation?
Are you breastfeeding your baby?
Breastfeeding mothers will often experience amenorrhea;
however ovulation may still occur and pregnancy is possible
even without menstruation.
Are you experiencing an unusual amount
of stress in your life? Emotional stress is another
possible cause of absence of menstruation. Eliminating the
stress usually will cause menstruation to resume.
What kind of medications are you
currently taking? Certain medications such as
contraceptives (oral, implanted, and injected), oral
corticosteriods, antidepressants, antipsychotics, thyroid,
and some chemotherapy drugs may cause amenorrhea for some
You could have a hormonal imbalance.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common form of hormonal
imbalance which may cause amenorrhea, as well as other
symptoms that can include the other extreme with excessive
Do you eat a healthy, well-balanced
diet? Women who are malnourished or extremely
underweight often experience amenorrhea. This occurs often
in women with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.
How much do you workout? Do you
dance or engage in sports? Vigorous exercise or athletic
training can cause amenorrhea.
Have you had your thyroid checked?
Millions of Americans suffer from undiagnosed thyroid
disease -- another possibility that should be explored by
Do you have a chronic illness? If
you have a chronic illness, or have been sick for an
extended period, your menstrual cycle may be temporarily
delayed. Once your body is well your period will usually
Although rare, a pituitary tumor (a
usually benign tumor) can cause an overproduction of
prolactin which can interfere with the regulation of your
If you have missed 3 or more menstrual
cycles, and you haven't already sought professional medical
advice, it's time to seek medical care to determine the
Only a qualified health care provider can determine the cause of
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