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Newborn and Infant Care

Late for period or pregancy

11/11/1997

Question:

Late for period. Had last period Sept 12 & lasted until 25. No more since then. I was also in a wreck. Can that have something to do with it or am I pregnant? No period in Oct have some cramping once no.

Answer:

Failure to have a menstrual period can occur for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is pregnancy. However, a few other causes include poor nutrition, stressful life events and variety of medical conditions. You need to seek the advice of your personal health care provider regarding the change your in menstrual cycle.

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Response by:

Tina   Weitkamp, RNC, MSN Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati