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What causes delayed periods?

I got married on 10 December 2013 & my period is not yet started. Earlier also I experienced late period upto 1 week from supposed date. This time I feel nervous, I don't want to pregnant as we were taken the safety measure. Plz suggest me what should I do ?
Fri, 11 Apr 2014
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OB & GYN Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

First, you should undergo one home pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy.

Besides pregnancy, reasons of irregular / late period could be PCOD, hormonal imbalance, over weight/ extreme loss, mental stress, emotional upset, eating disorder, thyroid problem etc.

Therefore, I suggest to undergo one USG lower abdomen and hormone test in the absence of pregnancy. You may require progesterone pill to induce period. Kindly, consult with your gynecologist and take advice accordingly.

You should control body wt, avoid stress, take healthy low carbohydrate diet with avoidance of fatty food and sleep properly.

Be well.
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