TOP 10 CAUSES OF DELAYED PERIODS
First thing is to rule out pregnancy by doing a pregnancy test twice, at least one week apart.
REASONS OF DELAYED PERIODS
The probable 10 cause may be due to the following reasons.
1. PCOD (POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN DISEASE)
PCOD has been the major cause of hormonal disturbance as a result it is causing delayed periods.
Stress can cause hormonal imbalance in your body due to anxiety, work related stress or exam stress.
3. EXCESSIVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Excessive physical activity may lead to fatigue in the body.
4. EATING DISORDER
Anorexia nervosa or bulimia both are eating disorder which may cause delay in periods. This may lead to deficiency of enough fat in the body which can affect the ovulation.
5. OVARIAN CHANGES
In the perimenopausal phase also there may be an increased length of the menstrual cycle and
periods may be delayed
6.DILATION AND CURETTAGE
Dilation and Curettage is the minor procedure of removing tissues from the women’s uterus(womb). Sometimes periods may be delayed due to recent D&C (curettage).
7. AFTER DELIVERY
After baby delivery, periods may come after 3-4 months or may be delayed more especially if you are breast feeding.
8. DISEASES OF PITUTARY AND HYPOTHALAMUS
9. BIRTH CONTROL PILLS
If you are using the birth control pills continuously without the 7 days break then your periods will not come.
10. CONTRACEPTIVE INJECTIONS
Contraception also causes delayed periods. Periods may be missed or sometimes there may be spotting.
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