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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can high altitude cause you to skip a menstrual cycle ?

Can altitude cause you to skip a period? I have been at altitude (around 3000 m above sea level at least ) for the last month and a half. My period was due after being at altitude for nearly1 month however it didn t arrive, rather I had very very light spotting (whixh is unusual for m my next period hasn t arrived and it is due about now. I took a home pregrancy test about a week after my first period was due -it was negative. Could my spotting and late period be a result of altitude?
Fri, 20 May 2011
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Hi Kirsten
welcome to healthcaremagic.com.Yes high altitude can affect your period by causing very light to sometimes skipping a period or two also can occur.Severe altitude sickness can show as nausea,cramps,dizziness,fainting spells.
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