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My period is delayed about 20 days. What should I do?

By Anonymous March 19, 2015 - 2:50am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concern about a late period.

Anonymous, are you sexually active? Do you use birth control consistently? Have you had unprotected intercourse since your last period?

Take a home pregnancy test if you have had unprotected intercourse since your last period.

How old are you? If you are in your late 40s to early 50s, a late period could be an early sign of fluctuations in estrogen levels associated with perimenopause.

Have you been under a lot of stress since your last period? Have you been ill? Have you been exercising more intensely? Stress, extreme exercising, and illness can cause a delay in the start of your period.

Basically, the menstrual cycle is regulated by a balance of hormones. Any imbalance causes irregularities.


March 19, 2015 - 8:21am
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