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What Causes Late Period If Not Pregnant

What Causes Late Period If Not Pregnant

Given here are some medical conditions that can be held responsible for missing a period, even without being pregnant.
Kalpana Kumari
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2018
'Late period but not pregnant.' This is indeed a situation of worry and concern for any woman. Finding out the underlying factor and restoring it is the only way to get your lost relief. If you or someone known to you has happened to experience such a situation, this information may assist you to help yourself and others to some extent.
Possible Causes
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There can be several factors that can lead to a late period even when you are not pregnant. Exercise is considered to be one of them.
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Your body needs energy to run the menstruation cycle properly. When you follow a rigorous exercise regimen on a regular basis, you are not left with sufficient energy to menstruate on time. This is the reason why many women who are physically very active often complain of missed periods.
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Another factor is stress. According to studies, excessive mental stress can alter the normal functioning of the hypothalamus, which regulates the levels of various hormones in a human's body. When regulation of estrogen and progesterone gets disturbed, you may experience such a situation.
You must have heard medical professionals and fitness experts saying that one should have a body weight ideal for one's age, gender, and height. It means that your weight should be in accordance with your age and height. Both, being underweight and overweight can give rise to health problems. Skipping a period can be one of them.
If you have late period, but are sure that you are not pregnant because you are on some birth control pills, you may hold them responsible for it. All types of birth control pills curb pregnancy by controlling the normal balance of reproductive hormones, which control menstruation as well. This is particularly so when you stop taking birth control pills.
If you are a middle aged woman, naturally occurring perimenopause and menopause can be the reasons possible behind your 'delayed period but not pregnant' condition. Perimenopause is the transitional phase wherein your body gets ready for menopause, which is the end of the reproductive cycle.
A number of changes in the hormonal level and ovulation take place in your body. Therefore, you may go through a number of irregularities in the menstrual cycle. In addition to these possible causative factors, there are numerous medical conditions that can be held responsible for your having late period without being pregnant.
Some of them are liver diseases, tuberculosis, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, hyperactive thyroid gland, etc. Missed period is often observed in women undergoing chemotherapy for curing any kind of cancer.
Thus, there are many reasons for missing a period without being pregnant. Whether you can determine the underlying cause or not, you must visit a doctor, as you cannot understand your body and its complex working. Medical advice will provide you with proper and much-required diagnosis, evaluation and treatment, so you can resume your normal healthy life.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.