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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Depends: It depends on why you missed your period. Women on birth control pills sometimes miss their period because the lining of the uterus becomes so thin t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stanley Swaby
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do a pregnancy test: If you are sexually active, then do a pregnancy test to exclude pregnancy. If you are not pregnant you may have spotting instead of a regular period. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Testing needed!: It sounds like you may be pregnant. Get a home pregnancy test from the drug store and follow the directions carefully!
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Decreased estrogen: This could be related to perimenopausal changes related to decreased estrogen. This is worth running by your ob/gyn in order to discuss ways to regul ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Evans II
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: First do a home pregnancy test. Then make an appointment to see the doctor whether you're pregnant or not, to get appropriate care. They can help yo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Maybe nothing: At your age, periods are often off schedule. There are many possible reasons, most of which are benign. Simple stress or living with other females on ... Read More
A 54-year-old member 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cramping: Cramping is a sign of menstruation, but it is also a sign of infection. Urinary tract infections are a common experience and cramping is a common sym ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you miss 3: Periods - advise that you see your gynecologist or can be seen sooner (if you are normally regular).
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No. It can happen.: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or wei ... Read More
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