Why Is Your Period Late? 8 Possible Causes, Other Than Menopause And Pregnancy
April 19, 2018 12:05
Almost every woman has had a late or missed period at least once in her life. Irregular periods are common in teenage girls who have just started menstruating, and in this case, the menstrual cycle eventually stabilizes on its own. A missing period is also a way to know that you are pregnant. And, lastly, late or missing periods can be a sign that you are entering menopause. Menopause usually starts between the ages of 45 and 55, although it's possible to reach menopause before age 40 (this is known as premature menopause). Premature menopause can result from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgical removal of the ovaries, but some women are simply predisposed to it genetically.
There are other causes of missed or late periods, apart from pregnancy, menopause, or having just started to menstruate. Below, we list eight of them.