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How do I know if I missed my period

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
MIssed Periods: This question appears self evident: if you did not get your period when you expected it you have missed your period. This situation means you need to ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Maybe pregnant?: You are now more than a week out, so it would be reasonable to check a pregnancy test. Good luck!
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Anovulatory month: Women sometimes have months when they don't ovulate. Its frustrating when you want to get pregnant but if it happens just one month it doesn't mean s... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Pregnant?: If there is no other exposure which could result in pregnancy, this could be due to stress (anxiety, heavy exercise, loss of a close relative, etc.). ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe: One can do a pregnancy test to find out. A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conceptio... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
PCOS: At byour age most frequent reason for irregular periods is polycystic ovarian disease that is usually associated with obesity and hirsutism.See your p... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Now: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 6 days after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may take the blood test anytim... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Probably: keep a menstrual diary and protect yourself at all times!

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