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I had a period the beginning of last month and it lasted for 8 days. This months I am 6 days late, but I haven’t had intercourse in 7 months. What could be going on?

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I have an intriguing situation. I had a period the beginning of last month and it lasted for 8 days. This months I am 6 days late, but I haven’t had intercourse in 7 months. What could be going on?

There can be so many reasons for an irregular period, or reasons why it is delayed this month. Your provider can dive deeper with you through a visit, but common reasons might be hormonal in nature such as stress impacting the communication between our brain and ovaries, a thyroid imbalance, or due to another condition that commonly causes ovulatory dysfunction and delayed periods such as, PCOS for example. There can be structural reasons too, but generally providers like to see a pattern of a few months to get a better idea of what is truly going on. I can’t say why your period is delayed exactly without knowing your entire medical history and I hope it resolves quickly and easily, but don’t hesitate to reach out to your provider on this one.

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