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How can medications cause period delay?

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Certain types of drugs can keep you from having a period, including those used to treat cancer, high blood pressure, allergies, and depression. If you’re taking any of them, your doctor may have explained that this could happen.

From: Why No Period By Age 15? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Menstruation in girls and adolescents: Using the menstrual cycle as a vital sign.”

Nemours Foundation: “All about menstruation.”

Stanford Children’s Health: “Amenorrhea in teens.”

Mayo Clinic: “Amenorrhea: Risk factors,” “Amenorrhea: Causes.”

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “What causes amenorrhea?” “Who is at risk of amenorrhea?”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Menstruation in girls and adolescents: Using the menstrual cycle as a vital sign.”

Nemours Foundation: “All about menstruation.”

Stanford Children’s Health: “Amenorrhea in teens.”

Mayo Clinic: “Amenorrhea: Risk factors,” “Amenorrhea: Causes.”

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “What causes amenorrhea?” “Who is at risk of amenorrhea?”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 15, 2017

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