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I am a 22 years old. my periods are usually starts on time but last month it was 9 days late and even this month this is 7th day but periods are not yet started.Could you please let me know that pregnancy is only reason of delay in periods?.

By May 9, 2011 - 12:57am
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Hi S.S.,

Although it is more typical in teens than it is in adults, irregular periods are more common than we think. Usually it may start to regulate in the mid twenties for someone who has had irregular periods during their teen years. However, there are a few things you can do: You can ask for medication, sometimes something called Provera is prescribed to help induce your period. But to look into the underlying problem, you can go back to your doctor and ask for some tests to identify why your periods have recently been so irregular. You can ask for a complete physical exam, ultrasound of your ovaries, etc. Just to make sure that everything looks right.

Keep us posted!


May 23, 2011 - 6:35am

Thanks for your reply.
My periods has not yet came.I got my blood test report for pregnancy but that is also negative.Doctor is not telling me the exact reason.could any body pls tell me that why all this happening with me?


May 23, 2011 - 5:08am

Thanks rosa for the reply.
could you recommend me that what should i prefer to eat, which would be helpful to induce my periods?


May 11, 2011 - 4:44pm
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Hi S.S.,

There is no specific food that will induce your period, however maintaining a healthy balanced diet by eating fruits, vegetables, proteins, carbs, etc. and breaking your meals down into 5 or 6 meals a day can certainly help keep you regular. If you would like some help inducing your period you can visit your doctor and s/he will prescribe something to help regulate your period.


May 12, 2011 - 6:43am

Hi S.S.,

Thanks for your post! There are many reasons why your period could be considered late. Some include: stress, weight gain, weight loss, illness, menopause, etc. I have gone into more detail in this post: https://www.empowher.com/community/ask/3-weeks-late-period3-negetive-hptsno-thyroid-problemno-pregnancy-symptom

Please read through them and let us know if you have any additional questions.


May 9, 2011 - 5:15am
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