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A 16-year-old female asked:

So, my period is suppose to start today, but it haven't came on yet and im worried much .. my left breast is tender a lil , but my stomach not bloated?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Know you're worried: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. If >>.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Provided original answer
you have been sexually active then you can take a home pregnancy test. Some early pregnancy tests may detect pregnancy up to 6 days before an anticipated period. Take care.
Aug 14, 2013
Last updated Aug 15, 2013


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