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how do i know if i missed my period

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Usually urine pregnancy test is a good start, doctors can orser blood test called qualitative HCG to see if you are really pregnant, to see how long ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cycles are 3-5 wks: Normal menstrual cycles are 3-5 weeks, or 21-35 days from start to start. Yours, as you describe is 21 days, perfectly normal. 5-7 days is a normal f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Menarche: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel mood ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Home pregnancy test: Home pregnancy tests are accurate.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal bleeding: You know you are on your period when you have vaginal bleeding the same time every month. Best wishes!
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You could test: a couple of weeks after intercourse.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you miss: your period - take a pregnancy test. An early response test can be taken a few days prior to anticipated period. Take care.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
You don't: The chemicals that trigger any pregnancy symptoms and a positive pregnancy test are generated by the conception mass after it attaches to the womb. Th ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Can be hard to tell: When you have irregular periods, it becomes more difficult to pinpoint when you ovulate. There are ovulation predictor kits (OPK) that you can buy ov ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No period: You don't have a menstrual period.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Short cycles: Most (but not necessarily all) women who ovulate early have shorter menstrual cycles. For example - the average cycle is 28 days. If a woman ovulates ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Take a test!: The best answer is to take a home pregnancy test.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Fritz
43 years experience Fertility Medicine
Several ways to tell: Ovulatory cycles are typically regular, predictable, and consistent in flow characteristics, but there are several methods for testing whether ovulati ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
No: Many factors can change and effect your period. If semen gets near or in the vagina this can lead to pregnancy which can cause a missed period. If y ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Kohut
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Late ovulation: If you have long menstrual cycles and ovulated late in the cycle, the pregnancy isn't dated by your last menstrual period but by early ultrasound inst ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pregnancy Testing: When you miss a period. If you have a period you do not need to do a pregnancy test. The morning after the first day of a missed period is when the u ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You will see blood: If you begin spotting you will see blood on your panties. Depending on what trimester you are in, spotting can mean many different things. Contact you ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Depending on the length of your cycle, & the length of your period, you can get pregnant from sex the day after your period stops. You'll know the usu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
OPK or progesterone: If you are in the first 2 weeks of your cycle, you can use ovulation predictor kit that's sold in stores. If you think you have already ovulated, you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
10-11 days: Do the test 10-11 days after intercourse.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Test: A pregnancy test, is really the only way you are going to know if you are pregnant.
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