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Reasons for late period – Why is my period late – irregular periods

August 24, 2019


Why is my period late? The menstrual cycle occurs in all females
from the onset of puberty (average age 11 or 12 years) and continues until the menopause
at middle age. Each month, the uterus develops a deep, cushioned
wall, ready to receive a fertilized embryo. If pregnancy doesn’t take place, this cushioned
lining is shed via [email protected]!nal bleeding. Menstrual periods last anywhere from two to
seven days and the average cycle is once every 28 days, although it can vary. Anywhere between 24 and 35 days is considered
a normal cycle. If you have a delayed menstrual cycle and
it is usually regular, it can be a worry. , but know you’re not pregnant, missed or
late periods happen for many reasons other than pregnancy. Common causes can range from hormonal imbalances
to serious medical conditions. Causes of late periods are:
Birth control: You may experience a change in your cycle
when you go on or off birth control. Birth control pills contain the hormones estrogen
and progestin, which prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs. It can take up to six months for your cycle
to become consistent, again after stopping the pill. Other types of contraceptives that are implanted
or injected can cause missed periods as well. A Thyroid Irregularity:
The thyroid gland, located in your neck, regulates your metabolism. It also interacts with many other systems
in your body, to keep things running smoothly. “If you’re dealing with any type of thyroid
imbalance, whether it’s hypo- or hyperthyroidism, that can have implications for your period. If you notice other symptoms of a thyroid
disorder, check in with your doctor for an official diagnosis. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS):
This condition affects the hormones that release mature eggs. If you have PCOS, eggs remain in the ovaries,
where they can’t be fertilized. Symptoms often start with irregularities in
your menstrual cycle. Early peri menopause:
Did you know that almost one in 10 women go through premature menopause before they hit
40? As well as absent or irregular periods, symptoms
include hot flushes, night sweats, disturbance in sleep and also the delight of vaginal dryness. If this sounds like you, book into to see
your GP who can talk you through treatment options and advise on lifestyle tweaks. Stress:
If you’ve had a busy schedule or a family trauma, it can delay your period. Ironically, if you’ve had unprotected intercourse
and are worrying about the possibility of pregnancy, the stress can stop your period
and make you think you’re pregnant when you’re not. Weight loss:
If you have suddenly lost a lot of weight through dieting, this can delay or stop your
period. People with eating disorders such as, anorexia
nervosa often cease to menstruate. Even if you don’t have a specific eating
disorder, a healthy diet is required for a healthy cycle. If you eat a lot of junk food, this could
impact on your periods, so make sure you have plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and grains
in your diet. Breastfeeding:
If you’re breastfeeding you may not see your period for some time, since prolactin — the
hormone responsible for breast milk production — also suppresses ovulation. Many moms don’t have a period for months (or
at all) while breastfeeding. But lack of a period doesn’t mean you can’t
get pregnant. Thanks for watching, don’t forget to subscribe
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100 Comments

  • Reply Ragini Raja July 10, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    After delivery I m not get period. Know my baby is 20 months old. After delivery just 2times getting period

  • Reply Jennyy :D July 14, 2018 at 1:29 am

    My last period was 52 days ago, almost 2 months. I’m really worried (I’m turning 13 in august)!

    Edit: omg I got my period the next day (thank god I ain’t pregnant, because I haven’t done it..)! First time I’m happy for getting my period 😂

  • Reply Ronald Cubillan July 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    My daughter period has been late for 2 months, since first week, 3 week and last week of may. She so verry scared of her period. We don't know what can we do. Please help 😥🙏

  • Reply Mání Monét July 27, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Just got my period today July 27,2018
    🧡 happy cause I haven’t had it in years

  • Reply 5SOS SQUAD July 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Im 15 please help me.Gosh. I thought I was preggo. I still have my v card tho. But its just that it hasn't come until now. Its been 5 months. And please help meeeh. Is there anymore reason why my period hasnt come? Uhm I have gained so much weight too they said if your too fat your period comes very late. Still im worried

  • Reply xxkookiejay August 5, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I’m 19 I turn 20 in a few weeks and my period is so screwed up. It skips 2 months, then it comes and skips two months again. It’s annoying and it lowkey freaks me out.

  • Reply Kp1832 August 9, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Why won't my period end sooner because I can't stand it.?

  • Reply Emmanuel Naseri August 16, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Na wow oooh I guess its really helping us girls I love this

  • Reply Emmanuel Naseri August 16, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Na wow oooh I guess its really helping us girls I love this

  • Reply Peace hazari bangla channel August 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Let period should be what Madison eat.

  • Reply Jesus Fernandez August 22, 2018 at 2:39 am

    my girlriend has 32 days with no period. we did have intercourse 21 of last month. today still no period. might she be pregnant?

  • Reply Ankita Shrivastava August 29, 2018 at 8:17 am

    mam..meri 2month se tabiyat kharab hai muje nimonia ho gya hai.aur mera periods is august k month me abhi tak ni aaya aur mera 1 month me 6 kg weight bhi loss ho gya hai .. meri tabiyat june aur july se khrb hai but june aur july me time se aagya tha periods but is month august me abhi tak nahi aaya plz meri help kare mai bahut tension me hu

  • Reply Rachel Sibungga September 2, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    How about me? Ang regla ko hindi normal delayed ako minsan mga 2 months and 1 month tapos ang kunti kunti pa minsan 2 days lang hindi pa umaabot ng 3 days, Meron akong anak since 2016 ko pinanganak then simula nun nagluko na ang regla ko matapos kung manganak. How did i do? because my fiance very excited to got a baby again,

  • Reply Jahan Tarmi September 13, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Um facing late period & um unmarried 24years I have not been having periods near 4 months what’s the reason plz tell me????? Um very worried 😞😞😞

  • Reply trust in ALLAH September 21, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Please give me suggestion oh I am getting an imbalance periods per three month I am getting my periods and also that up-to fifteen days I so 😟 worried

  • Reply Krystal Endsley September 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I have not came on in like two months I'm 29 I don't know what's going on this never happened can someone help me with advice

  • Reply Y E E T September 25, 2018 at 12:50 am

    I haven't had my period for 3 months now and I'm thirteen. My perios usually starts at the end of a month (e.g. August 27-29/30). I'm really worried now.

  • Reply 서운나 서운나 September 28, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    My period is agu 19 now sep 29 im worried

  • Reply Slimes and glitter Rainbows September 29, 2018 at 2:20 am

    I haven’t had my period since mid July and when I did it was very light like so light I could wear a panty liner and that protected for several hours and it barely lasted 3 days

  • Reply Seena Ok September 29, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I am 13 old.and my period in may 20.but this time sep 30 but I have no pareiod

  • Reply Qurat Butt September 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Im 18 nd this month for the first tym i hav irregular period im so much worried ….i hope my periods vl come soon 😑

  • Reply So Os September 30, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Doctor thanks for the advice but I have a question about the period can some one finish 2year or one year at the age of 30 to 40 without attending what's the cause

  • Reply Cherry Aisha October 2, 2018 at 2:29 am

    I was actually born without a thyroid gland and my period happened only 2 times but theirs a concern, I got my period in December and only in June too but idk

  • Reply Babai Mondal October 4, 2018 at 1:54 am

    I am Madhumitha,age 23 , my menstrual cycle was started before the age of 11 ….and my period was healthy and regular but now 3years is irregular….my last period date was September 3 but now is October 4 but I don't have next period …..I drink ginger tea previous 1month….but my period not comeing …. what can I do?

  • Reply Jajitha Jaji October 6, 2018 at 7:35 am

    I didn't get my period from 2mnths actually before I was getting my period regularly..but from few months I get period just one hour and rest of the day it wasn't bleeding at all and next day it bleeds normally as usual I get my last period in August and I also want to say I didn't take food properly for some days… maybe I have eating disorder..

  • Reply innocent pari October 7, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    My period was late and there was two months go and my periods is not coming plzz help me😭😭

  • Reply Nunima Limbu October 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

    omg my period has stoped its been 3 months😭omg am I pregnant 😭but I am virgin.Lol please come back period😭😫

  • Reply rimpy lahon October 12, 2018 at 8:14 am

    I have no period after 6 august…what happend for me?I m very stress.

  • Reply Brown Potato October 17, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Damn Junk food

  • Reply Aracelly Viayrada October 19, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    I guess it was stress and I was SCARED like I also thought I was pregnant but my mom and dad and sister and friends are there for me ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ and I had stress for like a month and a half I guess sept to oct but I’m trying not to worry and live on ❤️❤️ so if you have stress get a trusted person and they will support you like they did to me ❤️💜🧡💛💚💙💓💗💖💘💕💞🖤❣️

  • Reply Maddie King October 20, 2018 at 12:40 am

    I got my period in the 6 garde and now I'm in 8th grade and I've probably only have had my period like 10 times. Ive been lying to mom and say I get it every months because I'm scared to tell her I rarely get my period 😕 I wanna go to the doctor but she never takes me. Idk what to do….

  • Reply MUTHONI MWANGI October 28, 2018 at 1:33 am

    I was on my 21day since i got my periods when i met my boyfriend. After unprotected sex i took 4 primolut pills on the same day. But i have not received my periods could i be pregnant? please help me.

  • Reply łøvëłyhãż November 3, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I think my period isn’t here because I ate so much Halloween candy. But I’m glad I had a healthy break fast today and I will continue on my diet.

  • Reply Dhivya Koki December 7, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Hi mam…. Yenaku June la mrg achi …. But periods October month varaikum correct ah than vandhuchi … But Nov monthku varala … yepavum 28 to 30 la vandhudum…. Yenna reasonu solunga mam …. Plzzzz

  • Reply 지연 December 8, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Im 18 and my periods always late like 3 or 4 months and its scaring me😢😢

  • Reply Wendy Kaitoo December 13, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Am worried my period stop in a year .what should l do .

  • Reply Himadri Sen December 13, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Every time since I m having my periods, it never got irregular. I m 17 years old and this is the first time my period got delayed for 40 days and counting because they haven't came yet. Is it a matter of worry?

  • Reply Janette Macaligiw December 18, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Is it normal when my cycle is changing every month? Example october is 32 days next month 34 then 36,I am worried of my health now. I am 27 years old ,single planning to have a baby.

  • Reply sarvan sandhya December 19, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Hi I'm 30yrs I got my period on October 10 and now it is December 19 I missed my period for two months and I'm not pregnant pls help me

  • Reply Adequate Twins Omodam December 22, 2018 at 3:43 am

    Am worried haven't seen my period for weeks. I notice vaginal dryness and am not pregnant. Am 32 yrs

  • Reply SS - Grande Visuals December 27, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Im worried my period has been late for like a week and i never told my mom because i thought i was preggo or something then i came to this video and realised im still changing cuz im 10 yr (ikr really young) and my period started on 1st sep 2018 and im trying to ask my mom if i can see a docter

  • Reply ella santiago December 29, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    i'm 18, i am worried because my period is late. my last period was nov 21 and now its dec 30 and i had oral sex with my bf but i didn't swallow his semen. what should i do?

  • Reply Tingpihoi Kipgen January 5, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I have my period last 2018 November 29 to December 3 but till now I don't have any menstruation what's the problem plis help…

  • Reply Karen Robles January 6, 2019 at 4:03 am

    I got my period when I was 12 and it’s been on and off the longest it’s been gone was a year and I’m 16 now and I haven’t gotten it in 3 months

  • Reply Buhlerh Nanarh January 8, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Last year on June I took a birth control injection that last for 3 months then I stopped taking the injection but even now I haven't received my periods I don't know whether my hormones are not normal as yet

  • Reply Rechie Ubas January 18, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    My last period is november 23 December 23 no period?

  • Reply Hwang Hyunjin January 22, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Hi I'm 15 year old and I am experiencing late menstruation cycle for I think 2 months I am not pregrant obviously and the last time I had menstruation the blood is really dark.

  • Reply Pritty MK January 22, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    I'm 20 but in winter period literally every year i don't have period like from from november to april it doesn't come. My last period was in mid October and now we are in mid january.

  • Reply Kuigha Priye January 25, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I'm 34 yrs my period on the 14 of December but now we're 25 of January now period pls

  • Reply MARIAN DESU January 28, 2019 at 2:54 am

    My period is late now why

  • Reply Ghoulish Ghost January 28, 2019 at 6:14 am

    For people wondering if they are pregnant, you can get pregnant in more ways than one sometimes even if you try your hardest to not get pregnant it can happen. Withdrawal doesn't always work, humping can sometimes let semen into the vagina and get a woman pregnant, anal sex can also on occasion get you pregnant. There are so many ways to get pregnant and the only garenteed way to not get pregnant is to have no sexual activity whatsoever. If you are a sexually active teen I advise you to please wait till you are older.

  • Reply Pauline Whenu January 30, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Last year my cycle is 26days , now my period has been late for a day and I am having cramps, I also did a test negative. Please someone should help me out.

  • Reply Lean Apuado January 30, 2019 at 10:36 am

    My period is delayed,,what should I do

  • Reply Madelyn McKeon January 31, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Ok I think it’s bc I don’t eat well bc I take adhd meds which make me not hungry so I can like go a whole day with out eating but I just don’t eat breakfast or lunch only dinner and my diet isn’t healthy😂😂

  • Reply Sushila Irengbam February 5, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Dr. i am 32 yrs my period is 45 days tel me my ovulation time n date almost time couple intercourse but not a pregnant Y?
    suggestion pliz….

  • Reply Nicky V February 5, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Omg my period is late😭 idk how many days I’m only 15 HELP😨

  • Reply Ravi Chetry February 10, 2019 at 4:26 am

    My wife period is not regularly after 2 months .im very tension what wll do Maam .

  • Reply Ramadevi Ramadevi February 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Mam my period 2mons ledu
    Pleas mam naku chala tenction ga undi

  • Reply Ramadevi Ramadevi February 12, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Pleas mam iam teenage 2mons letu mam

  • Reply Ramadevi Ramadevi February 13, 2019 at 11:27 am

    No mam

  • Reply Neethu Wilson February 21, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    My period date was 15.on 12 th I have white discharge came.now 7days late..itching also.am I pregnant

  • Reply Jungnysus OT7 February 22, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Well Mine is 5months and i dont know why….help me😭😭😭

  • Reply Chinyere Abagha March 2, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Pls what can I do,i use to have inregular period

  • Reply AJ Mathieu March 4, 2019 at 7:07 am

    My friend who is 22 and she still hasn't had her first period.

  • Reply Oketcho Hillary March 9, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Long sex action

  • Reply Tokka t.v March 9, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Why does my second period is latee plzz someone help meee !

  • Reply Xochilt cordua March 16, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    My periode is 6 days days late i’m so worried pleaseee help!!

  • Reply flower.edits March 26, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    why my period always changes time?? help!!!

  • Reply Janet Viray March 29, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Hi mam my last period Feb 14 till now March 29 no period it's possible I'm pregnant? Pls answer

  • Reply Christina’s World March 31, 2019 at 2:09 am

    So ever since August 2019 my period changed, like say my period is suppose to start in December but instead of December it starts November 28th and then for January it started December 28th thennn February it started January 28th and now I'm suppose to get my period March 28th and it's March 30th my mom said it's probably changing or I'm just stressing a lot so ya.

    BTW IM 12 SO WELPPP 🙁

    ~ 3 days later~ my period started Sunday and it's ending tommorow ( Thursday ) my period was just late

  • Reply Abigail Acquah March 31, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Please am 20 years and lost my period this month and am not experience anything which shows am pregnant please can u help me

  • Reply Lynlyn Anchangco April 1, 2019 at 1:51 am

    My blood start come end of feb but untill march end my blood shes not come and march 8 make sex with my bf but im bleading that time and i take pills after we have imposible im ah pregnant plss answer my comment

  • Reply Nantumbwe Jojojovia April 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    I have been getting regular periods but I last went into feb 26- 1st March. now March I have not seen my periods but I used injection for family. could this be normal to miss amonth

  • Reply Rosaline Adolfo April 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    may period ba matagal.mawala

  • Reply Pamela Innocent April 10, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    I'm 21 and I haven't had my period since 3 months.I'm not satisfied with the explanation of the doctor in my area.could it because I haven't had sex before?what's the cause?Pls hellp 😞

  • Reply ocluna 123 April 13, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Hey is it ok if your period is late to 1-3 weeks because mine today is 1 week now and i still dont have my 2nd period

  • Reply Claire Marie Jimenez April 19, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Ewwww Reproductive health gross puberty too I’m 20 years old now even until now puberty hit me when I was 11

  • Reply Claire Marie Jimenez April 19, 2019 at 10:13 am

    So I basically had it for 9 years according to my calculations

  • Reply Layla Leoni April 21, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Um…. my period hasn't came in 4 months but I only started my period in January

  • Reply Camie UwU April 27, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    This ladies voice had me brain dead, someone tell me it’s normal to have a late period at the age of 13. Also, I have to mention that this is my first late period…

  • Reply Good doggo April 30, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I got my first period 3 months ago, and haven’t had it ever since…. im pretty worried, but hey, lives hard sometimes :,)

  • Reply Kekwneosns Lekeneifkrd May 5, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    i was scared but I read the comments and i feel better, thanks guys lmao

  • Reply Kåylã.Îçøñïç May 8, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Guys im rlly ready for my period I don't know why but I am and ik it's gonna happen soon bc I'm 11 and usually at the ages 11-12 ur period starts but I have a feeling mine is coming late for some reason

  • Reply Lailanie Lerona May 12, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Im 19 years old and my menstraution is irregular .. sometimes im delayed 1-3 months.. is that normal? please I need an answer .. Thank you

  • Reply 밍ming May 18, 2019 at 7:50 am

    I have my period for like every 7 months¿

  • Reply Scoop Fly May 28, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Doctor my period is late for about 7-8 days and my age is 12 haven't had any sex before could you help me please. Doctor I realized I have been eating unhealthy food but I don't know what to do please help me ….

  • Reply Challengebosses x May 29, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Why period lasts for 10 days but I haven't had my period for 3 months but I'm not pregnant I'm 15

  • Reply Usman Jamila June 14, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Tank u

  • Reply Evelyn Chikandiwa June 16, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I'm 41 my period is late for 53 days now but I don't have sex what is wrong can you please help me I'm worried .

  • Reply Pansexual Dudes June 17, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Me -. Late period

    I am pregnant and it is jesus

  • Reply Puletasi Usufono June 20, 2019 at 3:20 am

    please im trying to find what's happening to me I don't know why I have a late pireod but my virgin it come a black thing and dark brown it's been a month and weeks please help me tell me what going on

  • Reply M. Basit June 23, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Wao nice explained great thank you mam

  • Reply 6teen Thielito July 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Hi I have to month's now and my period not come what can I do please help me Dr

  • Reply kp1832 p July 24, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    I always get my period twice in one month why is this happening to me.?

  • Reply Moonlicious July 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Im 12 turning 13 in 5 months i got my period when i was 10 i only had my period for 6 months which was September 2017 to February 2018 it stopped after that it has been 1 year and 5 months and no i didn't have sex i am fat i do hear people talk about it but i do eat fruits but i don't eat junk food 24/7 I am getting cramps and mood swings but no bleeding what so ever.

  • Reply funmise ogunmodede August 7, 2019 at 11:57 am

    I do have cramps but no flow, my period has been irregular for years but this year is different, one month ON the following month OFF, what might be the cause?

  • Reply nyami barbara August 14, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I'm 25 an I have not hard my period for 5months know what should I do and I have been having lot of sramb but no period.

  • Reply Squealiii Squarepants August 17, 2019 at 4:53 am

    The question is, ”why is my period early?”

  • Reply MØ MØ August 17, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Am i the only one thats 2 months late??? HELPPPP

  • Reply Alyssa Neighbors August 24, 2019 at 7:33 am

    My periods been about 2 months late and I know for a fact I’m not pregnant cause ya know I still have mah v card soooo I usually don’t want it but now I’m scared🥺

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