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A 45-year-old member asked:

Which other reasons are there for getting a missed period?

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Dr. Malcolm Mackenzie
Gynecology 27 years experience
Many reasons!: Besides pregnancy, common causes for isolated missed periods in women with previously normal periods include: include perimenopause, premature ovarian failure (if under 40), polycystic ovary syndrome, endocrine abnormalities, medication side effects, and prolonged high stress levels. If you miss more than a few, it's best to visit a gyn to figure out what's going on.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Take HPT: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling & tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. They may begin after missed period.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are reasons for a missed period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Missed period.: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem(polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are all possible reasons for a missed period?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please make an appt : To see your gyn , so your gyn can explain that to you, #1 reason if u are sexually active is pregnancy - normal or abnormal, also could be due to hormone imbalance and other problems , your gyn can do an evaluation and then rec something to start your perios.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Missed period. What are possible reasons?

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Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Hormonal, anatomic: Secondary amenorrhea refers to absence of menstruation, after previous onset at normal age. Anatomic exam and scans (ultrasound or ct) can assess for obstructive processes. Hormonal testing can assess for thyroid dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction, excessive prolactin, and excessive androgens (either from ovary or adrenal) among others. These hormone problems interfere with regular menstruation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Any reason why am i bleeding after a missed period?

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Dr. Sung Taylor
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible misscarriag: it could mean you are late on your normal cycle pattern and just starting your normal cycle, if you are pregnant could represent early miscarriage , it may be normal spotting even if you are pregnant, it would always be advisable to be evaluated by your family doctor or your Gynecologist to fully determine the underlying cause
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can stress be the reason for a missed period?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Stress and menses: Stress can certainly interfere with menstrual cycles. Whether or not this is the cause of your period problems, only you and your doctor can say. Please bring this up with him or her. Help is available if you want it.

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