What is the rate of monthly delay for women of different ages


The regular menstrual cycle is evidence of the health and normal functioning of the female body. Every woman who attentively treats herself and follows the cycle can precisely name the day of the start of the following discharge. At the same time, even a slight deviation (by 1-2 days) can be seriously disturbed. Immediately a number of questions arise. What is the delay of menstruation is normal? Is it worth worrying about this? What is the reason for the delay?

Monthly delay rate

Not seeing the characteristic signs of monthly discharge, confirming the absence of pregnancy, that is, menstruation, each woman begins to look for confirmation or refutation of her guesses. Different sources give different answers to this seemingly simple question: "Normal delay time is how much?"

The rate of monthly delay, according to medical publications, varies from 1 to 7 days. And the main evidence that should not worry, is the well-being of women in the absence of menstruation. If from the first day of the delay there are any troubles (pain, weakness, irritability, nausea, etc.), then you should not wait for the end of the “safe” period (5-7 days), you should consult a doctor. Together you will be able to identify the cause and delay, and feeling unwell.

Causes of menstrual disorders

It is worth noting that the rate of delay in menstruation is still an individual indicator: the same reasons can have different effects on health and, as a result, on the cycle of different women. But, one way or another, common signs can still be distinguished. Identifying the cause of violation of the timing of the menstrual cycle, the specialist draws attention to the woman's age, lifestyle, comorbidities, the likelihood of pregnancy, medication, etc.

The most likely reasons for the delay in menstruation in women of childbearing age:

- dramatic changes in nutrition,

As you can see, there are many reasons, and each can have many more of its features. Most of them do not pose any danger to the body (except for infections and hormonal disorders), if they are not aggravated.

Of particular note are violations in adolescents and women with the so-called menopausal syndrome. In both cases, there is a change in hormonal levels, with the result that the rate of delayed menstruation can reach several months.

Pregnancy and childbirth

The most common, natural and safe cause of the delay is, of course, conception. As you know, none of the existing contraceptives and methods of protection provide a 100% guarantee, so you should never dismiss this option. In addition to the delay in menstruation, some other indirect signs may also talk about pregnancy: a change in sensitivity and "swelling" of the breast, a change in basal temperature, irritability, nausea, etc. Although these signs may not be present.

After giving birth, a woman's body needs time to recover and prepare for a new cycle. The standard rate of delay of menstruation after childbirth depends on the feeding period. During lactation, the body produces the hormone prolactin, which suppresses ovarian function. After weaning the baby, the periods must recover within 1 to 2 months.

After an abortion, miscarriage, or ectopic pregnancy, it is also possible delays that can last from a few days to several weeks. Therefore, after such cardinal changes in the body of a woman, constant monitoring by a gynecologist is necessary until the cycle is completely restored.

Hormonal changes

A common cause of menstrual disorders is hormonal changes in a woman’s body. In this case, the concept of "norm of the delay of menstruation" is absent altogether, since this state is generally not the norm. Even if the delay does not exceed the accepted standards, but is repeated constantly and is accompanied by deterioration of health, - a trip to the gynecologist is a necessity. The cause of disruption of the cycle may be a serious disease of the internal organs, such as polycystic ovary. And the sooner it is revealed, the faster it can be cured.

Irregular intake of oral contraceptives (OC) and some other drugs can also lead to imbalance of the hormonal balance and cycle. In this case, the rate of delay of menstruation after canceling OK or other drugs may be several weeks. The cycle should recover within 2 to 3 months.

Stressful situations

When considering stress as the main cause of menstrual irregularities, the question of which monthly rate of delay is called safe by experts is the same answer - 5 days or more. Due to a strong nervous shock, the work of the hypothalamus and cerebral cortex, which control the reproductive system of the woman, is disturbed. The result will be a cycle disruption for an indefinite period - until the nervous system is restored.

Physical and psychological fatigue can also be attributed to stressful situations: constant nervous tension due to problems in the family or at work is a common cause not only of menstrual failures, but also of many other diseases.

Unusual physical activity, change of diet, diet - all this is also stress for the body, which can respond in a completely unexpected way, delayed menstruation.

Climacteric syndrome

Over time, the work of the ovaries slows down, ovulation occurs every month later, until it stops at all. This is called climacteric dysfunction of the ovaries and appears absolutely in all women upon reaching a certain age. Typically, the syndrome begins to appear at the age of 45 - 50 years, but these numbers are not the rule. Due to unfavorable ecology, constant stresses and improper lifestyle, there have been frequent cases of menopause in women after 30.

Disruption of the menstrual cycle is one of the first, but not the only signs of climacteric dysfunction of the ovaries. The premenopause period is characterized by frequent changes in mood, irritability, irregular blood pressure, etc. The level of sex hormones decreases, resulting in a change in the rhythm and duration of menstruation. At the same time, the monthly delay rate has not been established: for someone, everything stops after 3 months, and for someone, it gradually fades out over several years.

What to do if there is a delay?

Since the rate of monthly delay in a healthy woman does not exceed 5 - 7 days, then you can wait. If after 7 days the period has not started, you need to run to the pharmacy for a test. Further, regardless of the test result, you need to contact a gynecologist: either to confirm pregnancy, or to identify the causes of such a long delay.

Depending on the results of diagnostics and tests, the doctor will prescribe a treatment or vitamin preparations to restore the body. In many cases, the delay occurs due to overwork and stress. Here the only remedy will be complete rest and sleep.

When is the alarm worth sounding?

The first sign of many disorders and diseases of the female body may be a delay in menstruation. The rate, how many days of delay are safe, and other similar questions should be asked to your doctor during a routine examination, after telling your concerns. Unfortunately, we too often forget to mention any changes, considering this fact not worth attention. Although constant delays, even for 2–3 days, in combination with abundant or, on the contrary, scanty monthly periods indicate serious changes in the normal work of the reproductive system of a woman.

Among the diseases that can manifest in a similar way, one can name inflammatory, neoplastic, hormonal diseases, polycystic ovaries, cyst of the corpus luteum and some others. If such processes are not stopped in time, they can lead to infertility, cancer, and other serious consequences.

Menstruation and menstrual cycle

Menstruation - This is uterine bleeding in women who repeat every month, during this process, the upper layer of the endometrium is rejected. Usually, the first menstruation occurs at about 12-13 years old, but sometimes it can happen sooner or later. The arrival of menstruation means that the girl has entered puberty and may become pregnant.

Since menstruation is periodic, each woman has their own menstrual cycle.

Menstrual cycle - These are changes in the female body, which are aimed at the possibility of conceiving a child, and having a periodic nature. Usually, the first cycle is read from the first day of menstruation.

In normal menstruation lasts from three to seven days. Each woman has her own menstrual cycle, and can last from 21 to 35 days. If the cycle in each month is different and differs from the other by a few days, then it is best to observe the cycle for several months to determine the changes. In general, doctors advise to keep a calendar of the menstrual cycle, regardless of whether it is stable or not. With this calendar you can know exactly when to expect the next menstrual period and determine the delay from the very first day. As a teenager, I had a special calendar for this purpose. Now everything is much simpler - I downloaded a special program on a smartphone - and that’s all.

Delayed menstruation - causes

Every girl is faced with a delay in menses. The main reason for the delay is of course pregnancy.

If there is no pregnancy, then a number of other causes stand out:

  • lactation period
  • thyroid disease,
  • age changes and adolescence
  • first sex
  • gynecological interventions, including abortion,
  • gynecological diseases, including polycystic ovarian disease, as well as adnexitis,
  • medication, especially antibiotics and oral contraceptives,
  • a period of exacerbation of chronic diseases such as inflammation of the kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and diabetes,
  • miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy,
  • various genital pathologies,
  • external factors such as climate change, active sports, stress, unhealthy diet.

Gynecologists say that the normal delay of menstruation can last from one to seven days. If the delay is more than seven days - you should consult a doctor.

And now we will consider each reason in more detail, and also we will make algorithm of action in each specific case.

Pregnancy and lactation

Every girl knows that the first thing to do with a delay is to determine if there is a pregnancy. If the pregnancy is confirmed, then menstruation will have to be forgotten for at least nine months. During pregnancy, menstruation should not be. It needs to be remembered. And at the slightest spotting or, pah-pah, bloody discharge, you should immediately consult a doctor.

I often hear that some supposedly had monthly periods during pregnancy. I hasten to disappoint you girls, but this is the real threat of pregnancy. The body of the first three months of pregnancy still does not fully manage to reorganize in a new way, and out of habit, it sets in motion the hormones that are responsible for menstruation. Therefore, the risk of miscarriage increases during the proposed menstruation. These days, doctors recommend rest to a pregnant woman so as not to provoke the body once again.

After childbirth comes a period of lactation. All this time passes in different ways. For someone, menstruation does not begin until the end of this period, that is, the first periods come after the woman stops feeding the baby.

But others, as in principle, and I was less fortunate. Monthly come earlier than the woman’s scheduled date. It happened to me four months after the baby was born.

During this period, hormones have not yet completely returned to normal after pregnancy, therefore, during lactation, menstruation is not uncommon. To worry about this is not worth it, but best of all, in order to avoid stress and experiences, to protect themselves during lactation.

Reasons for the delay of up to 7 days

  1. Loss of virginity. The rupture of the hymen is stressful for the body, which can lead not only to a delay in menstruation, but also to its sudden onset.
  2. Medication, and especially antibiotics and oral contraceptives very often cause a delay. This is due to the fact that any infectious disease has an effect on the hypothalamus, which also obey the ovaries, so often taking antibiotics leads to a delay. Contraceptive drugs are hormones that affect the body, which can also lead to a delay in menstruation.
  3. Stress and overstrain. if a woman is in a state of stress for a long time, then the body begins to perceive the world around us as an environment unfavorable to reproduce offspring. Therefore, hormones are disturbed, and a delay occurs. During overwork or physical overload, the woman’s body can also stop the ovaries from working, which will lead to a delay. Therefore, it is very important not to overwork and ensure a proper rest.
  4. Age factors and adolescence. In adolescent girls, the menstrual cycle is just starting to improve, so they are most often prone to monthly delays. As soon as the hormonal background stabilizes, the monthly ones will begin to arrive on time. During menopause, that is, the period of extinction of the reproductive function, there are also monthly delays. Climax usually occurs after 40 years.
  5. Improper diet, weight change may also cause a delay in menstruation. This is especially observed in vegetarianism, anorexia and bulimia.
  6. External factorssuch as climate change, especially if the girl goes to hot countries, almost always provokes a delay in menstruation, and also the intensity of menstruation, as well as their duration, changes. Gynecologists do not recommend overheating and sunbathing during menstruation, as well as visiting the sauna and bath.

Reasons for delaying menstruation for more than one week

The main reason for the delay of menstruation more than one week in the absence of pregnancy thyroid disease. As you know, the thyroid gland is responsible for the production of hormones, with its improper functioning, various deviations in the cycle are possible, which can lead to infertility. In order to eliminate the pathology of the thyroid gland, it is necessary to consult an endocrinologist.

Gynecological interventions, such as curettage, abortion, including medication, cautery erosion, can cause a delay in menstruation. Abortion sharply violates the level of hormones in the blood, and medical abortion is even more dangerous, since drugs for medical abortion contain a critical level of hormones. Therefore, after such interventions, the cycle is often violated, menstruation occurs with delays of up to a month.

Pathology of the genital organs, polycystic ovaries. Various tumors, both benign and malignant, affect the functioning of the entire reproductive system. The formation of cysts on the ovaries disrupts their work. Therefore, changes in the cycle, delay, intensity of menstruation are possible.

Chronic diseases, such as inflammation of the kidneys, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as diabetes mellitus can also provoke delayed menstruation. Inflammation of the intestine is particularly affected by ovarian function.

Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy are causes of hormonal disorders, which naturally can lead to a failure in the menstrual cycle.

AT lactation period when feeding a baby on demand, menstruation usually does not occur until the end of this period. But there are exceptions. Sometimes periods come with breaks of a month or more. That is, there may be delays in 2 weeks and a month. This happens because the hormonal background after pregnancy has not yet been established.

In any case, in order to correctly determine the cause of delayed menstruation, it is necessary to consult a doctor promptly. It is necessary to visit the gynecologist 1-2 times a year in order to identify possible pathologies and diseases in time. Eat properly, rest, protect yourself and then you will not worry about the delay of menstruation.

When can the delay be normal?

The delay of menstruation is considered the norm in cases involving hormonal changes.

These include:

  • The period after the first menstruation and before menopause. In young girls, the cycle is set for 1.5-2 years. During this period, delays of up to 6 months are possible. In the premenopausal period (40-50 years), the absence of menstruation is associated with a decrease in the production of sex hormones: progesterone and estrogen. Reproductive function fades. Delays may increase gradually or be intermittent (2-4 months for no bleeding). This period lasts about 6 years.
  • Acceptance of hormonal drugs. Cancellation of oral contraceptives, taking two courses of pills without a break cause a delay in menstruation.
  • Postpartum period.An extensive wound forms in the uterus due to the separation of the placenta. Normal bleeding continues for 1.5-2 months, constantly shrinking. Often the menstrual cycle resumes immediately, but in some cases it takes 2-3 months for the body to restore it - this is also a variant of the norm. To make sure that there is no infection or inflammation, you must visit a gynecologist.
  • Lactation. Lactation in the body of a woman is supported by the hormone prolactin. He also postpones the onset of ovulation and menstruation. The more often a woman breastfeeds a baby, the more milk is required and the more intensively prolactin is produced. Most often, the monthly delayed by 3-6 months, but may be absent for 2-3 years (the entire period of lactation).
  • Abortions and miscarriages. These conditions are accompanied by hormonal disruption, so they may be accompanied by a delayed menstruation of 10-14 days. With a longer absence of menstruation, you need to consult a doctor, since complications are not excluded.
  • Anovulatory cycle. A month in which the egg does not mature, may be followed by a menstruation delay of 3-5 days.

There is an opinion among girls that menstruation may linger after the cycle in which the first sexual intercourse took place. In fact, if there is no pregnancy, there is no reason for a long, more than 3-5 days of no bleeding. A minor failure in the schedule can be caused by a stressful condition.

The main reasons for the delay

The main cause of delayed menstruation is pregnancy. To ensure its occurrence, it is necessary to pass a blood test for the level of hCG or, in extreme cases, use the test. Menstrual flow stops for at least 9 months (if you refuse to breastfeed).

What could be the reason for the delay of menstruation without pregnancy?

The most likely situations are:

  • gynecological diseases such as fibroids, cysts, cervical cancer, endometritis, endometriosis, adenomyosis, urinary infections,
  • procedures that damage the uterine wall (curettage, hysteroscopy, etc.)
  • misplaced intrauterine device,
  • ovarian diseases such as polycystic and scleropolystic
  • prolonged stress, nervous tension, frequent conflicts,
  • physical overload
  • severe dietary restrictions, diets, starvation,
  • obesity or underweight,
  • intoxication (alcoholic, narcotic, tobacco).

Thus, there are many reasons for delaying menstruation. To determine exactly what caused the cycle to fail, you must seek medical attention.


A doctor can refer a woman to a series of examinations, their choice depends on how long the menstruation lasts and if she is accompanied by other symptoms.

Clinical conversation and gynecological examination complement:

  • complete blood count and to detect hormone levels - hCG, estrogen, progesterone, gonadotropic, prolactin,
  • Ultrasound of the pelvic organs - detection of pregnancy, tumors of the uterus or ovaries,
  • CT and MRI - for suspected pituitary tumors, ovaries.

If any diseases of a non-gynecological profile are identified, the woman is referred for consultation to narrow specialists: an endocrinologist, a nutritionist, a psychologist, etc. They determine the need for further diagnosis.

The treatment of delayed menstruation is reduced to the elimination of the factors causing it. In some cases, it is enough to change the lifestyle: balance the diet, choose the appropriate level of physical fitness load, normalize weight, sleep. If the reason is a violation of the emotional state, prolonged stress, then you should visit a psychologist or psychotherapist and master the skills of self-regulation and relaxation.

When the cause of the delay of menstruation is a gynecological disease, a complication after an abortion, surgery, invasive diagnosis, then special treatment is indispensable. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs, antibiotics, and also hormones, in particular, progesterone, are prescribed. In some cases, surgery may be required, for example, for tumors.


Delayed menstruation is especially dangerous if gynecological or endocrine diseases have caused it. Thus, violations in the production of prolactin lead to the development of malignant neoplasms.

Inflammatory processes can turn into a chronic form, cause infertility. Infectious diseases in the absence of timely treatment extend to organs located nearby, and can also lead to sepsis (blood infection).

To eliminate the risks of such consequences, it is necessary as soon as possible to detect the delay of the monthly and determine its cause.


To prevent the delay of menstruation, you should adhere to the following recommendations:

  • lead a healthy lifestyle (proper nutrition, moderate exercise, good sleep, quitting smoking and alcohol),
  • every six months to undergo a routine examination by a gynecologist,
  • timely detect and correct hormonal disorders,
  • in case of unwillingness to have a child to use reliable means of contraception,
  • take hormonal drugs only as prescribed by a doctor.

Is it possible to cause monthly during a delay?

It is possible to cause periods during a delay only if the cause does not require treatment: the establishment of the menstrual cycle during adolescence, acclimatization, etc. If therapy is required, then restoring the cycle without primary therapy will not work.

To make monthly periods begin on time, traditional medicine recommends using teas with the addition of chamomile, valerian, mint, oregano, onion peel. Also, parsley, lemon, lettuce will help speed up the cycle normalization.

In some cases, the doctor may prescribe a homeopathic remedy - Pulsatilla D200 nugget. The drug affects the endocrine, immune and vascular systems.

For all women, the rate of menstruation is 3-5 days. But in some cases, it can be increased to several months and even years (breastfeeding).

If there are failures in the menstrual cycle that go beyond the norm, you need to consult a doctor and determine their cause. Timely diagnosis and treatment will help to avoid serious consequences of delay, such as malignant tumors and infertility.

Author: Olga Khanova, doctor,
specifically for Mama66.ru

For whom the long delay of menstruation is not dangerous?

When menstruation does not start after 7 days, a woman who cares about her health should get worried. But for some, menstruation delay of up to 6 months is not considered a deviation. These women include:

  • young girls whose menstrual cycle is not yet fully established. Most often, this process can take from one to two years.
  • girls who have had their first sexual experience. They are often under stress, which leads to a delay in menstruation.
  • women who have recently become a mother and nursing a baby. During breastfeeding, the body secretes the hormone prolactin, which blocks the maturation of the eggs.
  • women aged 40-45 years. During this period of life, the menstrual cycle often gets off. Bleeding can become scarce, much delay. In women under 40-45 years, the "skipping" of menstruation often occurs.

Apart from the above group of people, even a slight lack of menstruation should alert the woman. She needs to understand the reasons for the delay and be sure to consult a doctor in order to rule out more serious problems. Indeed, the absence of menstruation may indicate such serious diseases as uterine fibroids, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and other equally serious diseases.

Factors affecting the absence of menstruation

If the delay in menstruation is not due to pregnancy, you should immediately consult a doctor. The gynecologist will identify the causes of deviations in the cycle and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Among the reasons leading to the absence of menstruation are:

  • nervous tension, stress, depression, lack of normal sleep. Stress state can be both short-term and long-term. The strongest emotional shock, shock, as well as physical and emotional stress can provoke a failure in the menstrual cycle.
  • diet, drastic weight loss. Women who adhere to a strict diet, bring your body to a stressful state. When fasting or poor nutrition, the body loses the necessary amount of vitamins and amino acids, hormonal imbalance occurs and, as a result, the absence of menstruation.
  • obesity, quick weight gain. Too much weight blocks the production of tarragon, which leads to the development of hyperandrogenism and delayed menstruation.
  • high physical exertion or mental strain.
  • acclimatization when traveling, moving.
  • hormonal drugs. When you receive this group of drugs, hormones change, thereby disrupting the menstrual cycle.
  • Anovulation. The menstrual cycle without ovulation, that is, without the maturation of the egg, can appear at any time in any woman. This is considered normal. The absence of menstruation for 5 days with anovulatory cycle is not considered pathology.
  • genital diseases. These include polycystic ovarian disease, inflammation of the appendages, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, as well as inflammatory diseases of the genitourinary system (cystitis, adnexitis).
  • gynecological procedures. Scraping, cauterization of erosive conditions of the cervix, colposcopy, hysteroscopy, and abortion can lead to changes in the menstrual cycle.

In addition, a different period of absence of menstruation may be due to other factors.

The absence of menstruation 2-3 days

If a woman carefully monitors her health and has a regular menstrual cycle, and also knows its duration, then a delay of 2-3 days is not unusual. This may be due to stress, changes in diet or climate, due to physical overvoltage.

In addition, the absence of menstruation for 2-3 days may also indicate the onset of conception.

Delay of menstruation for more than 3 days

The delay of menstruation for a period of 4 to 7 days in some women is the norm. This is a kind of restructuring of the body, a reaction to stress, relocation, or excessive physical or mental stress.

If a woman has no periods for more than three days, and the pregnancy test is negative, you should consult a doctor. He will help determine the cause of this failure and prescribe the necessary treatment.

If there is a slight change in the hormonal background, then they usually talk about such a thing as “ovarian dysfunction”. The reason for this failure may be a violation of the endocrine system of the body.

Monthly no more than 7 days

If menstruation is absent for more than 7 days and it is not caused by such factors as stress, change of residence or climate, hormonal drugs, then you should immediately visit a doctor. Various gynecological diseases, endocrine changes and other pathological processes occurring in a woman’s body can lead to such a failure.

Common Causes of Menstruation Delay at Reproductive Age

Conception and development of pregnancy. Of course, the first thing a woman herself can assume is conception.

The presence of pregnancy may indicate some not so obvious signs: swelling of the breasts, decreased sensitivity, feeling of nausea, basal temperature behavior, etc. Although this may not be noted.

When the baby is already born, the woman's body should recover and prepare for the resumption of menstruation. It takes time. Usually the time delay after delivery is determined by the presence or absence of lactation. When breastfeeding is produced substance prolactin, inhibiting ovarian function. A month or two is required to restore the monthly cycle when the baby is weaned.

After an abortion, miscarriage, pathological pregnancy, there are also delays lasting several days or weeks.

Cycle and delay in adolescents. During puberty, the cycle of menstrual girls may differ significantly from the norm. Usually this situation is not a violation. When the hormonal balance in a teenage organism is normalized, then the cycle acquires quite specific time frames.

In girls, the appearance of menarche usually corresponds to the age of 11-15 years. During the first two years, the cycle is not established, and its timing is unstable. If after this time, menstruation is not stabilized, then you need to seek medical advice on the correctness of the ovaries and uterus.

Evidence of the stable functioning of the reproductive system of the girl is vaginal bleeding, occurring at regular intervals in each subsequent month. Usually such intervals make the period of 28-35 days.

Most women celebrate the “dry” period for 28 days. On the shortened cycle of the girl say, if the gap between the bleeding is 21 days. The longest is 30-35 days. If a girl notes a constant fluctuation of these indicators, the doctor may suspect her of the presence of hormonal imbalance.

Violations of the hormonal level. If a woman's hormones are not balanced, then for her there is no concept of the norm of delay. Even under the condition that the established norms are not delayed, but with regular character and if symptoms of feeling unwell are revealed, a visit to the doctor is considered an obligatory measure.

A typical gynecological disease (for example, adenomyosis or polycystic ovary) can be the root cause of disruption of the cycle. The earlier the pathology is diagnosed, the faster its cure will occur.

Accordingly, the cycle will quickly return to normal.

Changes in hormone levels and cycles may occur under the influence of a confused intake of oral contraceptives and other drugs. In such a situation, a delay of up to several weeks is recognized as normal. The cycle is restored after a couple of months.

Stress. If we take into account stress loads when considering the issue of normal delay of menstruation, then a period of about 5 days and a bit more is also considered safe here. The result of a strong nervous tension becomes a violation of the functions of the cerebral cortex and hypothalamus, responsible for controlling the reproductive female system. The situation can be resolved by disrupting the cycle for the period of recovery of the nervous system.

Natural extinction of sexual function. Over time, ovarian function fades away, ovulation with the advent of the new month comes all later, until it disappears altogether. This behavior of the female reproductive system is referred to as menopausal ovarian dysfunction.

It appears in all women, without exception, when they reach a certain level of life. It is believed that the development of the syndrome correspond to the age range of 45-50 years. However, there are exceptions in any rule. What is especially applicable to the realities of modern life. Due to unreliable environmental conditions, regularly experienced stress and inappropriate life habits, cases of the onset of menopause are now already recorded in women after 30 years.

So, what to do if the monthly did not begin even after 7 days?

The first thing to do is to buy a pregnancy test at a pharmacy and get tested.

Then with any result go to the doctor. It will help to understand the reasons for the long absence of menstruation.

To control menstruation, she should know the norms of her delay. This will allow you to quickly determine the possibility of pregnancy or the development of disease.

How much can the delay of menstruation without pregnancy and be considered the norm?

Gynecologists call a period of up to 10 days:

  • Absence of 2 days may occur due to a jump in atmospheric pressure, air temperature drops.
  • Delay 3 days should not cause alarm. May appear due to stress, fatigue, heavy physical exertion, as well as the lack of a daily regimen.
    For many women, fluctuations in the onset of menstruation in a few days are considered absolutely normal, there is absolutely no reason for alarm.
  • Delay menstruation 5 days It is considered the average period between normal and pathological. It often occurs in women who have had colds or viral infections this month.
  • Delay 7 days - This is the boundary between the norm and pathology. In this case, monitoring and follow-up care for inflammatory diseases is necessary, if they were observed in this cycle. Such diseases most often include sore throat, acute respiratory infections, bronchitis or flu.
  • In the absence of 10 days it is better to consult with experts, be sure to make an ultrasound of the ovaries, focus on the maturation of the follicles. Often occurs in the absence of ovulation.
  • Delay for a month appears due to hormonal imbalance. In this situation, the need to receive special hormonal drugs. It is necessary to eliminate stress, more rest and sleep.

How many days delay teenagers rate

The duration of the cycle in young girls is constantly changing in the first two years after the onset of menstruation. It is impossible to say exactly what kind of delay is considered the norm for a teenager, but the cycle can vary from 21 to 50 days.According to gynecologists, various factors can affect such disruptions in the girl's body:

  • hormonal disbalance,
  • emotional and psychological overload
  • playing sports
  • the physical state.

Imbalance of hormones - a fairly frequent occurrence in adolescents. As a result, the development of the egg cell is disturbed and, accordingly, ovulation, critical days can be delayed. Signs of hormonal disruption are a hardened voice, increased vegetation on the body. If you find these symptoms, coupled with a cycle failure, it is better to consult a doctor. A long-term hormonal imbalance may in the future adversely affect the ability of a girl to become pregnant and bear a healthy baby.

Intense physical exertion and emotional stress at a young age also provoke a shift in the onset of menstruation.

The permissible rate at this age does not exclude such aspects:

If at the same time there are no pain, bleeding, dizziness, most likely, the delay of menstruation is associated with age-related changes.

How many days delay in women of reproductive age rate

Even if the cycle is characterized by enviable regularity, a situation in which menstruation is delayed for a day or two can also be associated with changes in the usual way of life, physical overstrain. A woman is recommended to monitor the conditions in which she was before menstruation, so that you can more accurately determine the reason for their absence at the expected time.

Taking into account the annual restructuring of the organism, it is considered normal menstruation, which is late for no more than 3-4 days.

How long can menstruation be delayed depending on the state of health and lifestyle of a woman of reproductive age:

  • emotional stress, moving to a different climate zone, losing weight or gaining weight - from a few days to a period of a month or two,
  • problems with the ovaries - up to two months,
  • ending the use of hormonal drugs - up to 6 and even 12 months,
  • taking contraceptives - 1-2 months,
  • surgery - a few weeks,
  • taking other drugs - 1-2 weeks.

In addition, the period of an infectious disease, when inflammatory processes occur in the body, is the reason for the failure of the menstrual cycle.

Often the reason that the rate of delay is exceeded, and critical days have not come, can be a hormonal failure in the body. And if for adolescents and women during the premenopausal period this is not a critical phenomenon, then it is better for women of reproductive age to consult with a gynecologist on this issue.

Hormonal imbalance is often caused by the stress that so-called hormonal drugs cause to the body. If we are talking about contraceptives, then the woman who took the pill needs to be prepared for the menstruation to disappear for several months. Bleeding will appear instead. If we are talking about other drugs, then a similar effect may have, on the contrary, their cancellation.

In the case when the girl did not take medicine or contraceptives, any stress is excluded, it is possible that menstruation does not come due to physiological problems. Most often these are diseases of the uterus or ovaries:

  • endometriosis,
  • cyst (polycystic),
  • ovarian dysfunction,
  • tumors in the uterus.

Problems with reproductive function (in particular, with the formation of follicles) and disorders in the endocrine system are also not excluded. To identify these problems can only ultrasound and additional tests.

If there is a suspicion of pregnancy, the delay time as early as 1 day may indicate conception. To confirm or exclude this possibility, now there is even no need to consult a doctor. The test purchased at the pharmacy on the first day of the delay (14 days after intercourse) will show almost one hundred percent result.

Delay at premenopausal rate

Hormonal imbalance is inherent not only in adolescence, but also in the body of a woman who is approaching climax. At the same time, the monthly delay is the norm for this condition. In this case, menstruation failure ranges from a week to several months.

Normally, this period begins at the age of 45-55 years. Despite the onset of symptoms of an approaching menopause, a woman should not be overlooked that the number of eggs does not reach zero sharply, which means that the possibility of getting pregnant is still there.

In addition, delays may occur due to illness, which simply coincides with the potential onset of premenopause.

This period lasts up to six years, and in its process critical days may disappear for several months, and then periodically reappear in the form of bleeding.

Delay of menstruation during lactation is normal

Any woman knows that during pregnancy, menstruation stops. But what are the limits of the norm for its renewal after childbirth, as well as during lactation? Any specialist will confirm that this process is individual for the body of every woman.

As a rule, when breastfeeding critical days come again at 8-9 months after birth. But it is possible to consider the appearance of menstruation as normal for 2-3 months, and one year after the birth of the child. But if they do not appear longer, it is a reason to consult a doctor.

Due to the fact that during lactation it is difficult to predict when the next ovulation will begin, a woman needs to be careful during intercourse if she is not ready for a new pregnancy right away. The possibility of conceiving a child in the near future after birth is not excluded, as some mistakenly believe.

How long is the menstrual cycle limits normal

Every woman needs to understand the difference between the menstrual cycle and the period during which she, in fact, goes monthly. For some reason, few of the women know exactly what her cycle. Therefore, the question of how many days the delay has already passed, they also answer approximately.

The cycle is the period between the first days of menstruation. It is estimated that on average it takes 28 days. But also fluctuations of 21-35 days are quite admissible.

According to doctors, the point is not how long the cycle lasts, but in its stability. That is, even if a woman has a 36-day period between critical days, it is absolutely normal when this happens every month.

Similarly, the normal delay is associated with the individual “body settings”. It happens that a stable cycle in a woman is established only after childbirth. It is worth guarding, if regular jumps began to occur, or menstruations stopped moving altogether.


Pregnancy is not the only reason why critical days do not occur in a woman’s time. An organism is a rather fragile thing, and even such events in life as moving to another climate zone, experiences, recruitment or loss of several kilograms, physical overstrain can affect the failure of the menstrual cycle.

Moreover, it is influenced by operations, medications and contraceptives, diseases of the genitourinary system. Changes influenced by age are not excluded.

But doctors advise not to panic, and in case of a delay of up to 4 days, behave as follows:

  • make a pregnancy test, if the possibility of conception is not excluded,
  • relax and wait for the arrival of menstruation.

If a woman is nervous, this can only prolong the delay. But simply to ignore this situation is impossible. It will be appropriate to buy a pregnancy test. And only if the monthly did not come within a week, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

Gynecological causes

The factors causing the absence of menstruation are:

  1. Polycystic ovary. Polycystic is characterized by a lack of hormones. Appears if there is no ovulation, no endometrial activity, as a result, hormonal failure occurs, and the egg does not mature.
  2. Uterine myoma . It is considered a benign formation, which at any time can be reborn into a malignant one.
  3. Endometriosis. It is characterized by the proliferation of benign tissue similar to the mucous membrane of the reproductive organ. It develops in the reproductive system or outside of it, thus the hormonal background changes.
  4. Hormonal contraceptives. Monthly delay may occur due to the installation of a spiral. It is able to cause non-abundant discharge of blood, as it affects the hormones. Lack of menstruation is possible within a few weeks. Birth control pills affect every woman's body in different ways. For some, they are ideal, for others they are not suitable at all - they cause nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, delayed menstruation. It is better to consult with a specialist before taking them.
  5. Abortion or miscarriage. The body is experiencing severe stress, because of the scraping of healthy tissue, the inner layer of cells, which causes a violation of hormonal levels. Recovery takes several months.
  6. Puberty. When the body matures, the girl may experience periodic monthly delays. Do not worry, as the body adjusts the cycle in its own way. Irregular cycle can be observed for 1-2 years.
  7. Climax. By the age of 40-50, a woman stops producing the right amount of hormones. Because of this, hormones are lost, causing heavy bleeding or lack thereof.

How many days can the delay last?

Gynecologists call various terms, how much a delay in menstruation without pregnancy can be, it all depends on the physiological state of the girl. If the delay is up to 3 days, then this is normal.

Any cycle can move for a couple of days, there is no reason for alarm. In addition, such a small period arises due to climate change, weather conditions or body fatigue.

If menstruation does not occur 5-10 days, then the girl should consult a specialist, to conduct an ultrasound. Factor may be the lack of ovulation, immaturity of the ovaries. In addition, such a delay occurs due to a depressed moral state, stress, or a large load on the body.

Ineologists call various terms, how much a delay in menstruation without pregnancy can be, it all depends on the physiological state of the girl

If the menstruation does not begin about a month, then you should immediately be examined.

May be due to the presence of inflammation in the body, the development of infections. Disruption of the hormonal background also contributes to the absence of critical days. Very often, such a term arises due to the moral overwork of a woman.

The delay in menstruation after childbirth lasts from 1.5 months to 1 year . Occurs because the body needs to recover. Menopause contributes to a delay of up to 3 years. Occurs due to insufficient production of the hormone necessary for ovulation.

No menstruation: wait or act?

It is believed that The menstrual cycle lasts 28 days. However, in some women it is less, in others it is more, it is not considered a pathology. If the day of the onset of the next critical days came, and they are not, do not panic. You should wait up to 3 days, if they have not appeared, purchase a pregnancy test.

If the test result is one strip, then you should wait for the extremely safe period of the absence of menstruation up to 7 days

If the test result is one strip, then it is worth waiting for the extremely safe period of the absence of menstruation up to 7 days. If after this time the menstrual periods have not begun, it is necessary to contact a specialist to examine and determine the delay factor.

How much can you not worry?

Experts believe that you should not panic, if menstruation does not begin until a week. This may be due to the physiological causes of the organism. During this time, you can wait and not go to the doctor.

First of all, you should pay attention to the presence of precursors of menstruation, namely, the pulling pain in the lower abdomen, breast swelling, irritability and changes in mood. If symptoms are present, then this indicates upcoming critical days.

A delay that requires mandatory consultation with a gynecologist is 35 days. It is necessary to take into account the regularity with which critical days come. If they are constant (every month), then you can not worry for a week, if the cycle is irregular, then you can wait up to 2 weeks.

Delay 4 days or more: there is a problem or not

If the menstruation does not come on the 4th day, then the woman needs to find the reason for the absence.

Such a delay occurs:

A delay of 4 days or more may not have pathological changes in the body, but only be due to its fatigue.

Monthly delay for 6-10 days

If there is no menstruation for 6-10 days, then this should not be overlooked. First you need to do a pregnancy test, if fertilization is not confirmed, then the factor is a violation of health. This delay is called secondary amenorrhea.

Occurs in the following cases:

  • inflammation of the vaginal walls,
  • thrush,
  • inflammation of the uterus,
  • tumor and uterine fibroids,
  • intrauterine device,
  • polycystic
  • gastrointestinal disorders,
  • diabetes,
  • failure of the thyroid gland,
  • obesity,
  • anarexia.

Delayed monthly 10 days or more: start looking for the cause with your doctor!

In the absence of critical days of 10 days - immediately consult a doctor.

He will send in addition to the endocrinologist and for examinations:

  • brain tomography
  • Uzi uterine region,
  • Ultrasound of the adrenal glands, thyroid gland.

Uzi examination will help determine the state of the woman's body

The survey will help determine the condition of the woman.

The reasons for such a long delay are:

  • Gynecological disorders (cervical cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, inflammation in the ovaries).
  • Stress.
  • Constant fatigue.
  • Incorrect work of internal organs (adrenal glands, thyroid, pituitary).
  • Ovarian dysfunction.

What are the risks of frequent monthly delays?

The delay itself does not harm the girl. Harm to the body causes the reason for which it is caused. Therefore, the absence of the phenomenon under consideration should not be taken lightly.

Gynecological diseases, inflammation of the ovaries and uterine fibroids can also trigger the development of malignant tumors. Delayed menstruation may occur due to hormonal failure , disorders in the body. If you do not eliminate the cause, then infertility can develop.

Regular periods allow a woman to determine the beginning of pregnancy in time. If delayed, suspect that there is some kind of health problem. This will allow you to quickly contact the doctor to find out the cause.

Drugs for hormonal failure

To eliminate the delay in a medical way, experts recommend products with progesterone. In the absence of pregnancy, this hormone prepares the uterus for critical days. If there was no conception, its level reaches a maximum value, after which it decreases, causing critical days.

When a woman wonders how much a delay in menstruation can be without pregnancy, she should understand that the absence of menstruation is the occurrence of problems in the body. Therefore, you should not postpone the visit to the gynecologist, the sooner the cause becomes clear, the faster the treatment will begin.

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Monthly delay is a shift in the menstruation cycle of 5 or more days. The rate of monthly delay is not more than 5-10 days, depending on external factors. A woman’s normal cycle should be 21-35 days, each woman should be aware of the duration of her cycle on average, so she can easily understand what is a minor failure and what is a delay.

What is the duration of the normal menstrual cycle?

Doctors take the standard for a menstrual cycle of 28 calendar days. In practice, it can vary. But if less than 21 days or more than 35 days pass between the onset of menstruation, it is necessary to consult a gynecologist to determine the cause of the violations.

If the duration of your cycle falls within the above limits, the acceptable delay rate is a period of 3-7 days. Longer delays may be associated with various factors, both physiological and pathological.

Physiological causes of delayed menstruation by more than 30 days

Long delays or lack of menstruation can occur in women of different ages. The most common causes of this phenomenon, which are considered the norm, are:

  • pregnancy is normal with its onset of menstruation should not be. If you have doubts whether you are pregnant or not, you can easily and quickly conduct a home test with a special test. The sensitivity of most of them makes it possible to determine pregnancy from the first day of the delayed menstruation, i.e. for a period of 2-3 weeks. If there is a negative result and there are doubts, we recommend that you re-check,
  • puberty in adolescents - if the girl began to go monthly, the final formation of the cycle occurs within 1-2 years. During this period, the cycle can be unstable, the periods can be either scanty or too heavy, up to the development of juvenile (uterine) bleeding,
  • premenopause - the period of extinction of the reproductive function of a woman is characterized by a cardinal hormonal restructuring, which is also reflected in the imbalance of the menstrual cycle,
  • breastfeeding - this is due to the feature of the pituitary hormone prolactin, which affects the production of milk. Prolactin inhibits the period of ovulation and can prevent the development of menstruation during this period. After stopping breastfeeding, menstruation is restored in 2-4 months.

Knowledge in the piggy bank. The absence of menstruation during feeding does not mean the absence of ovulation. In order to avoid unwanted pregnancy should take care of contraception.

Causes of delayed menstruation by less than 30 days

As noted above, the rate of delayed menstruation, which is not cause for concern, is a period of 3-7 days. Such delays are often explained by the inclusion of the body's defense mechanisms in response to stimuli, in which the onset of pregnancy may be undesirable.

This may be the wrong way of life - stress, diet, lack of sleep, low quality food, lack of vitamins, violation of diet. Also, a woman’s body may not be “pleased” with mental and physical overstrain, an abrupt change of climatic zones and time zones, exacerbation of chronic diseases, and depression.

Often, menstruation is delayed after a number of gynecological procedures are performed - abortion, cauterization of cervical erosion, hysteroscopy, and colposcopy. This phenomenon can be explained logically - as a result of these manipulations, the surface layer of the endometrium is often forcibly removed, which normally is rejected and brought out during menstruation. The body simply has nowhere to take the biomaterial for secretions.

Another common cause of delayed menstrual cycle is the discontinuation of combined oral contraceptives. The body, which for a long time received female sex hormones from the outside, will take some time to normalize the production of its own. When fixing such deviations in the next menstrual cycle, it is necessary to consult a gynecologist.

The maximum period of permissible delay during which the body must cope with the problems described above is 30 days. If this limit is exceeded, and pregnancy tests show a negative result, this indicates the presence of gynecological or endocrine diseases requiring treatment. Therefore, we strongly recommend that in the presence of such problems with the menstrual cycle consult with your doctor.

There are a lot of such pathologies, and all of them are somehow connected with endocrine disorders.

Anovulatory cycle. Unlike the normal menstrual cycle, anovulation does not result in the formation of an oocyte capable of fertilization. Such a process can sometimes occur in a healthy woman. The menstrual cycle in this case is preserved, but the bleeding is very scarce and often lingers.

Gynecological diseases. Failures of menstruation often accompany uterine myoma, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, and malignant neoplasms of the female genital organs. Diseases that can cause such a violation, in fact, a bouquet, and in this article are only the main reasons for the delay. The exact conclusion about the causes and nature of the pathology is specified by the attending physician after a comprehensive examination of the woman.

Hormonal disorders. These pathologies may have a different nature. The most common cause is hormonal dysfunction of the ovaries. To normalize the hormonal background, the doctor prescribes a course of oral contraceptives and concomitant therapy, selected after examination of the patient.

Also delayed menstruation can occur in diseases of the thyroid gland and. Thyroid hormone thyroxin is involved in the process of thickening of the uterine mucosa, which is an essential component of a normal menstrual cycle.

Diabetes mellitus is associated with insulin metabolism disorders. The production of this hormone is enhanced by female sex hormones. Situations where insulin is not absorbed by the cells or is not enough, lead to an imbalance in the whole body, incl. and in the genital area.

Urological diseases. In this case, the monthly delay may occur as a result of the launch of various mechanisms. In renal failure, progesterone production is impaired. This hormone is mainly synthesized by the adrenal cortex and is involved in the processes of ovulation. With insufficient availability of this substance, the conditions necessary for the normal development of menstruation are not created.

The second main reason for the delay can be associated with relatively "harmless" inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and organs of the excretory system, for example, pyelonephritis. These diseases lead to malfunction of the kidneys, which can be considered by the body as a stressful situation in which pregnancy will damage.

Intoxication of various nature. Poisoning of the body can be caused by substances of different nature - tobacco, alcohol, drugs, drugs, emissions of toxic substances in hazardous industries. In such situations, the body is “insured” against the possible development of congenital abnormalities of the fetus.

The rate at the delay of menstruation, what are the acceptable periods of delay monthly

The main indicator of the normal functioning of the female reproductive system is a stable regular monthly cycle. That is, the discharge is repeated monthly, the cycle can be 28-35 days long, but for one woman, the discharge starts every time after an equal number of days. If the blood does not start to stand out when, according to the count, it should have appeared, then the woman starts to get nervous, especially if the pregnancy is not planned, and there may be a delay about this. But the cycle delay may have completely different reasons, let's understand what and what to do with the delay.

Menstruation - what is monthly?

Menstruation called vaginal discharge, which occur periodically recurring in women of childbearing age. The discharge can last from 3 to 7 days, be scanty or abundant, approximately 50 ml of blood is released a day, the color is red, dark red, can be with clots, mucus. Monthly discharge is a layer of the endometrium, which is not needed by the body, since fertilization did not occur, and it leaves the body along with the egg cell. In the case of fertilization, the monthly cycle is stopped, the discharge does not occur, so the response to the delay is logical - the woman begins to fear that she is pregnant when it was not planned. So what actually happens in the body if there is no pregnancy, but is there a delay? And if the delay in menstruation hurts the stomach, then the reasons for this problem are written in the article: the stomach hurts during menstruation, the reasons for what to do if the pain in the lower abdomen during menstruation.

The cycle of menstruation, how is menstruation?

The brain controls all the processes in the body. He is also responsible for the beginning of the formation of certain sex hormones necessary at different stages of the menstrual cycle. Therefore, absolutely healthy women can sometimes experience a deviation in the onset of menstruation. Changes in the brain lead to this, that is, under stress, head injuries, and the cycle can be broken. In addition to the brain, the pituitary, hypothalamus, hormonal glands and other organs that respond to hormones take part in the cycle.

When can long-term menstruation be the norm?

In medical practice, it is believed that the delay in menstruation may be the norm in cases where the cycle of menstruation in a girl has not yet settled or in the case when the delay in menstruation is associated with the onset of menopause. It is believed that the delay in menstruation up to six months can be the norm when a woman has just started the first menstruation. But the cycle of menstruation should gradually form in a periodic and constant period of change of menstruation. With menopause, the delay of menstruation for 1 week, the delay of menstruation for 2 weeks, the delay of menstruation for 1, 2, 3 or more months may be a sign of the onset of menopause. With the gradual onset of menopause, it is recommended to regularly visit your gynecologist in order to control the onset of menopause and prevent all possible complications, if they appear before they could become a serious problem or gynecological disease. and if during menstruation you feel sick or nauseous and the woman does not know what to do if she becomes sick during menstruation, then interesting information can be found in the article: nausea during menstruation, the causes of nausea during menstruation.

Delay of menstruation can be the norm after the first sexual experience, after the first sex. But if after the first sexual intercourse in a woman, there is a delay in menstruation, then doctors associate it not with the consequences of a hollow act, but with the stress or emotional shock that such intercourse causes.

3 main phases of the monthly cycle

The cycle itself consists of three phases. In each of which changes occur in the level of hormones.

1 The first phase of menstruation - follicular, menstrual phase

The menstrual phase begins with the appearance of the menstrual period and lasts about a week, until the discharge stops. The endometrium leaves the vagina, which rejects the uterus.

2Second phasemonthly - ovarian, follicular

The follicular phase consists of follicle formation and egg growth. Estrogen hormones are secreted in the body. On the 12th or 14th day, the follicle is broken, the egg cell begins to move into the abdominal cavity. Ovulation occurs.

3Third phasemonthly - sectoral, luteal

The luteal phase is characterized by the maturation of the corpus luteum at the site of the former follicle. The task is to prepare for the bearing of the fetus. There is an accumulation of the hormone progesterone, the body of the uterus is lined with a layer of endometrium. This stage lasts about two weeks. During fertilization, the release of hormones continues until the formation of the placenta. If the pregnancy does not occur, then the body decreases, hormones stop being produced, discharge begins.

Delay of menstruation, menstruation, causes

If the menstruation does not occur in time, it is considered normal to delay no more than a week. If it is more, then it is necessary to see a doctor to look for pathologies in the body and accurately determine the absence of pregnancy.

Monthly can not start on time due to:

- the onset of pregnancy. With a delay on the second or third day, do a pregnancy test, you can repeat it with a negative result on the next day of delay or donate blood for hCG, especially during unprotected intercourse during the cycle on the first day of the delay,

- abortion. With the artificial termination of pregnancy hormonal disturbance in the body. Menstruation occurs on the 40th day after the abortion,

- start taking hormonal contraceptives. There is a restructuring in the body, hormonal changes, so some changes in the cycle are possible and do not represent a danger. Everything should be restored after a couple months of start taking. If this does not happen, these drugs may not be suitable for you, consult your doctor to replace them with other hormonal contraceptives.

- various stresses, changes in the rhythm of life. If such a delay occurs regularly, then a specialist should be visited. Against the backdrop of stressful situations, changes in hormonal levels may occur, which require treatment.

- change of climatic zones when moving, traveling, vacation, business trips. With such changes, treatment is not required, the cycle will return to normal independently,

- a sharp change in weight. Various diets, exhausting exercise can lead to changes in the body, menstruation may stop or come with a delay. Therefore, you should lose weight gradually, during a diet to adhere to a balanced flow of substances into the body, so as not to harm yourself. Exercises should be properly selected to avoid over-exertion. Exercise is performed every other day, by the hour, this is enough for losing weight,

- weight change in a big way, obesity. Excess weight harms the body, too much fat tissue interferes with the synthesis of the hormone estrogen. This leads to an excess of it in the body and the appearance of androgens, male sex hormones. Hyperandrogenism develops when menstruation is completely stopped and the woman becomes infertile.,

- genital disease. It can be inflammatory processes in the ovaries, the uterus itself, its cervix. The appearance of formations - fibroids, cysts, polyps. It is necessary to examine and treat all these pathologies. Delay and inaction can lead to infertility,

- giving birth, feeding the child. After childbirth, menstruation may not be 1.5-2 months, and if a woman is breastfeeding, then 1-2 years with regular feeding. This process is quite normal, the body has an increased hormone prolactin. But in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy, you should start to protect yourself, because you can not even understand when fertilization comes. It is better to consult with the gynecologist about possible means of protection, so as not to harm the child during the transfer of drugs with breast milk or use condoms.

Whatever the cause of the delay, if it is not related to pregnancy, but periodically repeats, then it is better to contact a specialist. When pathologies appear in the body, their diagnosis and treatment is best done as early as possible to prevent serious forms or negative consequences. It is advisable to visit the gynecologist every six months for a routine examination, because not all diseases are symptomatic, especially in the early stages. A woman's health depends on her, remember this and do not run your body.

Monthly delay by 2, 3 days - reasons

If a woman is serious enough about her health, she often keeps a special calendar for the onset of menstruation, and in this case, if the menstruation is 2, 3 days late, the woman begins to worry. Often, women pay attention to the fact that there is a delay in menstruation for 2 days in the case when the usual cycle of menstruation of a woman takes place regularly. Usually, in cases where there is a delay in menstruation for a couple of days, when the periods are 2, 3 days late, doctors recommend recalling upcoming events, whether there was a place for excessive physical or emotional stress, which could result in excessive fatigue. Delay in menstruation for 2 or 3 days may also appear due to a change in the usual diet and climate change. All these factors can be a shock for the female body, which can lead to a delay of 2 months or more. It is important to remember that the absence of menstruation for more than 2 or 3 days can be one of the indirect symptoms of pregnancy. If before the menstruation appeared pink discharge from the vagina, then the reasons for this problem are described in detail in the article: pink and dark pink discharge before menstruation.

The delay of the month more than 3 days, the reasons

Many women begin to worry about those dates when menstruation should begin, the natural process of the onset of menstruation begins, because if a woman is not yet ready to have children, she is afraid of potentially successful fertilization. The second reason for the concern that the menstrual periods have not come on time is that this may mean that there are temporary problems with menstruation against the background of weakened immunity and other factors, and the development of serious gynecological diseases. And if there is no monthly period of 4 days, 5 days, if there is no menstruation for a long time, and the pregnancy test gives a negative result, all this leads to the fact that undesirable causes of the delay of monthly periods are possible.

So what is the rate of monthly delay, is it possible to consider the period of delay of 4, 5, 6 or 7 days as the norm. Gynecologists agree that if a woman has a menstrual delay, if her period is late for a period of 3 to 7 days, then you should not panic. If the monthly did not come on time and the delay is from 3 to 7 days, then this is considered the norm. But if the delay is monthly for a week, then you should definitely come to the doctor's office, especially if vaginal discharge during menstruation took an unusual character, if the discharge is too abundant due to the delay of menstruation, if the discharge is too small or there is pain below. abdominal pain, lower abdominal pain to the left or right abdomen. Because Such symptoms may indicate the development of certain health problems and even serious gynecological diseases.

But if the menstruation does not begin within 3 days, the delay in menstruation for 4, 5 or 6 days, then the doctors explain the reasons for such a delay in the monthly period, possibly by restructuring the female body, a minor hormonal failure or the development of pregnancy that was not detected in the first days of the delay. If you do not know what to do, if the delay of the month for 3 days or more, it is recommended to make a pregnancy test. And even if, against the background of a delay in menstruation, a pregnancy test gave a negative result, it is recommended to do a second pregnancy test anyway after some time.

The delay of menstruation for 4 days is the norm, because такая задержка месячных на 4 дня чаще всего объясняется незначительными проблемами, которые в большинстве случаев сами собой разрешаются и менструация начинается через несколько дней, максимум 3, 4 дня.If a woman does not know what a long-term menstruation means, then the causes of such a problem as the absence of menstruation on time are a failure in the hormonal system, ovarian dysfunction.

The reasons for the delay of menstruation for a period of 3, 4, 5 and up to 6, 7 days

If a situation occurs when the delay of 3, 4, 5 days does not pass, when the period after 5 days still does not begin, and stifling in the lower abdomen, pain in the lower abdomen, habitual discomfort, changes in mood and other PMS symptoms do not go away , then many women begin to worry about their state of health. Every woman should know that a nonspecial delay in menstruation, the onset of menstruation, the appearance of bleeding from the vagina for 5, 6, 7 days or a delay in menstruation for 1 week can be triggered by health problems such as: climate change, the result of surgical intervention, excessive physical stress, strong negative emotional shock, experienced severe stress or shock, the result of taking certain medications and drugs. Also, the reasons for the delay in menstruation due to the appearance of PMS symptoms may be an overweight woman, and those women whose weight is insufficient, for example, with excessive thinness, may also have problems. If during menstruation scarlet discharge appeared, then you can read more about this problem in the article: scarlet blood during menstruation, menstruation, causes of scarlet color, scarlet blood.

The reasons for the delay of monthly for 1 month - the reasons

A delay in the onset of menstruation for more than 7 days, more than 1 week, or even 1 month is already a symptom of a specific health problem. If menstruation is 1 month late, there may be such causes as disturbances in the maturation of the follicle, problems in the functioning of the endocrine system, the development of a whole kind of gynecological diseases, anovulation or a process in which there is a failure in the female reproductive system.