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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Stress/pregnancy: Could be either. Get a preg test?

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Not uncommon: If this is a consistent problem, see your doctor for evaluation: lab test, pregnancy test...It's common to miss a period occasionally and might not be ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
#1 -R/O pregnancy: Could be hormonal or in your mid 40s could be perimenopausal where u start to skip periods which is normal at that age.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sung Taylor
22 years experience Family Medicine
May not be pregnant: you may not be pregnant, the test is inaccurate, your pregnancy may be too early for detection, there are labs that could detect early pregnancy
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible menopause: It is common to have periods get farther apart gradually and then stop altogether when menopause happens. Some people have no irregularity though and ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nurit Winkler
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Different facotrs: A period that starts a week early could be due to different reasons, among the most common ones: - early ovulation: if you voulated early your period ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing : It simply means everything is normal. Starting a period 2 days early is very normal and happens to most people.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough: This is called breakthrough bleeding or mid-cycle bleeding. It is not harmful but can be a nuisance. This can be treated with birthcontrol pills.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weird cycle: It is important to not panic just because one cycle if a little off from the others. The main issue is what is the pattern over time. If your cycles r ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible causes: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in earl ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not much: Have a sit down with your gynecologist if it continues to be a problem.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
You need seen: Please see your gun. Several possibilities.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It may be related to: Fluid retention which causes stretching and pain.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlan Schwartz
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends upon several things - such as if you are on birth control, how your periods have been recently, your typical cycle, etc.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The only way: to know for sure at this point is by taking a pregnancy test.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Irregular menses: Amenorrhea is not having periods. Irregular menses is not uncommon, if it has been 3+ months, then suggest DR visit.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: can affect your cycle; hoever, unprotected sexual intercourse will ultimately lead to pregnancy. If you are active and unprotected-do a home pregnancy ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sexual trauma...: Its not uncommon to occasionally have some bleeding after intercourse. There is some trauma and the tissues are delicate. If it happens nearly every ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones: When you miss a period and you have a negative pregnancy test, it's typically due to a change in hormones. If you're worried, consult a doctor. Birth ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cervix: That your cervix is irritated or infected. You may have an std. You need testing and an exam.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don’t guess.: Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is w ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: Could be many causes see your obgyn for an exam, blood work and an ultyrasounbd.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not ovulating: Missing periods can be caused by thyroid problems, poly cystic ovary syndrome, or other medical problems. It would be wise to see a gynecologist for s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes: When an embryo implants into uterus , an yes by definition you are pregnant, you might spot a tiny bit.Though a big deal is made over implantation ble ... Read More

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