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6 reasons (other than pregnancy) for late periods

In addition to a pregnancy test, consider testing yourself for these conditions.

Written by Tania Tarafdar | Updated : July 5, 2017 8:24 PM IST


Causes Of Delayed Or Missing Periods

There are a few other factors that you can blame for your missing or delayed periods. Gynaecologist Dr Arundhati Dhar tells you what could be the cause of delayed periods.


Thyroid Disorder

Thyroid disorder: A thyroid imbalance whether it is hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism can delay your periods. So if you notice any symptom of thyroid disease, be sure to check with your doctor.


Birth Control Pill

Birth control pill: Missing or late period can also be the side effect of a birth control pill that you have taken. It can also be a result of other methods like hormonal IUDs, implants or even shots.


Premature Menopause

Premature menopause: This is not very common, but some women under 40 have early menopause which is also known as a premature ovarian failure. Along with missing period signs of premature menopause include night sweats, hot flashes and vaginal dryness.  Also Read - Sugar-Free Cocktails: 9 Refreshing Summer Drinks For Diabetics



PCOS: PCOS, a hormonal imbalance can cause irregular periods. Hair growth on face and chest, potential fertility issues and difficulty in losing weight are some of the other symptoms of PCOS.