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    What causes delayed menstruation?

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Women's Health
Question: hi doctor, I haven't been on my period for about 3 1/2 weeks and I'm not pregnant I took three test and it said so so I'm askine what could be going on? Or do you know anyone that would know?
Answered by Dr. S Patra 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Need proper evaluation. Do basic investigations.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments:

1) If your recent pregnancy test is NEGATIVE (single line), then we need to rule out some other underlying pathology like Poly Cystic Ovary, over weight or sudden loss, irregular diet pattern, pelvic infection etc. Mental stress and emotional upset are associated factors.

2) I suggest you to undergo one pelvic ultrasound scan (USG) and complete hormone profile (serum Prolactin, progesterone, TSH, DHEAS), hemoglobin% etc to pinpoint the diagnosis.

3) You may need to take progesterone pill like Norethisterone etc to induce period. Kindly, consult with your nearest OBGYN for proper guidance and complete prescription.

4) You must take a healthy balanced diet with IRON supplements or foods. LOW carbohydrate diet is preferable. Avoid salty, fatty or fast food.

5) Do light to moderate exercise for physical fitness, weight control and avoid mental stress completely by regular meditation/ yoga. Maintain a healthy life style always.

Hope, it helps for your information. Wish your good health and take care.

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