Reasons a period can be late

Worried about a late period, but know you’re not pregnant? Missed or late periods happen for many reasons other than pregnancy. Common causes can range from hormonal imbalances to serious medical conditions.

1. Stress

2. Low body weight

3. Obesity

4. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

5. Birth control

6. Chronic diseases

7. Early peri-menopause

8. Thyroid issues 

When to see your doctor

Your doctor can properly diagnose the reason for your late or missed period and discuss your treatment options. Keep a record of changes in your cycle as well as other health changes to show your doctor. This will help them make a diagnosis.

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