For the past four or five months i have been getting my period about ten or so days late. When i am getting my period it is normal. I am just wondering if this is normal. I don't know if this would effect it but i am not sexually active and i have been a vegetarian for three years. i don't get much protein from other things and haven't been eating so healthy since like june... (no veggies, no protein replacements besides milk, not much fruit, lots of carbs and sugars) i am going to try and start eating healthy again but I'm not sure if that is really why. should i be going to a doctor about this? I'm not really sure if it is a major issue to have to go to the doctors for or not.. your advice is greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Variation of 5-10 days in your menstrual cycle length is considered to be normal as long as your periods are regular. Hormonal and period pattern can be affected by changes in lifestyle, changes in diet, exercise level changes, changes in sleep habits, changes in stress levels and environmental changes. Other causes like hormonal imbalances, thyroid hormone abnormalities, endometrial changes PCOD, anemia, etc should also be ruled out. You can consider going ahead with visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough evaluation done to look for underlying cause for changed period pattern. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you get back your period pattern and regulate them (based on examination findings and investigation results). Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
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