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Doctor insights on: 4 Days Before Missed Period Symptoms

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Menstrual symptom question. Is every woman "allowed" to miss a period occasionally, say once a year?

Menstrual symptom question.  Is every woman "allowed" to miss a period occasionally, say once a year?

Generally yes: In the absence of hormone usage, menstruation usually indicates that ovulation has occurred and Progesterone has been produced. Without any menses, no progersterone would be produced and women would be in a relatively unhealthy estrogen-only state. Missing up to several periods a year would still allow for enough Progesterone in the other cycles to oppose the estrogen. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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Period symptoms but no period. On BC, didn't miss any pills. Protected sex always. Sore boobs, cramps, headache. Why is my period late?

Period symptoms but no period. On BC, didn't miss any pills. Protected sex always. Sore boobs, cramps, headache. Why is my period late?

Late 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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Period symptoms sore boobs, headache, moody, some cramps. On BC, didnt miss any, always use protection, but no period yet 4th placebo pill?

Period symptoms sore boobs, headache, moody, some cramps. On BC, didnt miss any, always use protection, but no period yet 4th placebo pill?

Take a test: Take a home pregnancy test. While oral contraceptives are very effective, nothing is 100%. Since you are 4 days past your expected period, the results of the test should be accurate. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Four days before missed period and got a negative hpt.

Four days before missed period and got a negative hpt.

May be too early: Wait another week and repeat, use a first morning urine as it is usually more concentrated. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal cramping and a missed period for four days??

What causes vaginal cramping and a missed period for four days??

Various...: There are various possibilities. First check for pregnancy. If test is negative, infection, ovarian cysts, hormonal imbalances, among others. Try to get seen ASAP to check for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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31yo & no history of missed period. P is 4 days late w/neg preg test & no symptoms. Unsure as to why this may be? Latest it's ever been is 1-2 days.

31yo & no history of missed period.  P is 4 days late w/neg preg test & no symptoms.  Unsure as to why this may be?  Latest it's ever been is 1-2 days.

Missed menses: There are many reasons women can experience a late period. The first thing to rule out though is a pregnancy. While you took a HPT - it may be too early for it to detect increases in hcG levels. Recommend repeating in 7 days ...Read more

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Missed period and I'm 18 days late. Experiencing preg symptoms. This morning had a very light brown discharge, only when wipe. What can this be?

Missed period and I'm 18 days late. Experiencing preg symptoms. This morning had a very light brown discharge, only when wipe. What can this be?

Pregnancy: Take a pregnancy test. Blood sometimes is seen as a brown discharge. Nearly half of all pregnancies bleed in the first trimester. Some women actually mistake this as their menses. If the test is negative, and you still don't start your period, you should see your doctor for further eval. Other possible causes could be infection, hormonal imbalances, fibroids, polyps, and cancer. ...Read more

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I tested today 2 days after missed period. Its negative. I got symptoms 1 week after sex. And continuous 2 days before miss period. Can I b pregnant?

I tested today 2 days after missed period. Its negative. I got symptoms 1 week after sex. And continuous 2 days before  miss period. Can I b pregnant?

Misinformed: Your symptoms are being incorrectly labeled by you as pregnancy symptoms when they are not. That would be impossible. A fetus is not conceived for up to five days after sex and then is not connected physically or chemically to a female's body until it is big enough to have blood cells and chemicals to share, about fourteen days after conception. You are not pregnant. The tests say no. ...Read more