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    What causes irregular and delayed menstruation?

Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Women's Health
Question: My last period was 5days late and lasted 15days. First time ever (besides when I was pregnant or when I had my salpingectomy ) my period has not been on time and lasted longer then my normal 7days. Do you know when I could expect my next period? usually get it every 27/28days and lasts 7days. Thanks
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Stress or hormonal disturbances

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Irregular and delayed periods can be due to stress, or hormonal disturbances like hypothyroidism, hyperprolactemia or polycystic ovarian disease.
You should get yourself examined and investigated properly to confirm the diagnosis and get appropriate treatment.
The next periods is expected to come at around expected date if it was due to stress or delayed if any hormonal disturbances are there.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Dr Deepti Verma
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