Does Fasting Affect The Menstrual Cycle?

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Hello. Does fasting affect the menstrual cycle? Is menstruation late for 1 month more can still be considered reasonable? And is there anything to do with late menstruation but frequent urination and frequent discharge from the vagina?

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Fasting will not affect the menstrual cycle directly. If you experience weight loss that is too drastic due to fasting (for example because you do not eat suhoor or break fasting in sufficient quantities), then this condition can affect your menstrual cycle.


The normal distance of the menstrual cycle is between 21-35 days. Delay in menstruation as long as it is still in the normal range can still be said to be normal, but if it is too late to exceed 35 days, then the condition is not normal. There are many factors that can cause menstrual delays, including:

pregnancy and breastfeeding
excess weight or underweight
excessive weight loss or increase
excessive stress
exercise is too heavy
consumption of certain drugs or use of hormonal contraception
certain diseases such as diabetes, PCOS, thyroid hormone disorders, celiac disease, etc.

If you have experienced menstrual delays for a month and you have a history of sexual intercourse before, you should do a pregnancy test using a test pack first. Check with urinating first in the morning for more accurate results. You should also read the instructions for use before using the tool and follow these instructions carefully to avoid misreading.


If indeed you have never had sexual relations before, then the cause of your menstrual delay is definitely not pregnancy. Perform an examination to the obstetrician to be further evaluated and searched for the exact cause. For now, try to maintain an ideal body weight, if you want to increase or lose weight, do it in a healthy way, eat and drink enough every day even though you are fasting, and reduce stress.

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