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Missed or late periods


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Causes of missed or late periods include pregnancy, the start of menopause, stress, polycystic ovary syndrome and some types of contraception.

Treatment for missed or late periods depends on the cause. Treatments include the combined contraceptive pill, hormone therapy and lifestyle changes.

Late or missed periods can be caused by many things. Most of the time it’s nothing to worry about but see a doctor about them just in case.

Page last reviewed: 05/08/2022
Next review due: 05/08/2025