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Missed period should i be concerned i have missed my period for the past month had sex last week and three days later had light spotting for twelve hours didn't even need a pad or tampon. i have now missed another period, should i be concerned with pregna

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
As : As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can always take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you have a positive pregnancy test or if you continue to have an irregular cycle, you should give you doctor a call. Good luck!

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