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Period late after shaving ?

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Why is it that when ever I shave (my arm pits, my legs, my vagina or anything else)

My period comes late?

This also happens when I use the hair removal creams and when waxing.

Every time I do one of the above my period always comes about 10-13 days later?


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replied May 3rd, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A11696
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

There shouldn’t be any relation between the delayed periods and shaving and will thus suggest you to consult a gynaecologist. You need an assessment for the causes of the delayed periods.

The common causes are hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, increased smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis.

An ultrasound of the pelvis may be required apart from other tests like thyroid function tests, other hormonal tests like LH/FSH etc.

I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.

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