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Missed Period (Overview)

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 the possibiliity of pregnancy.


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What does a missed period mean?

What does a missed period mean?

Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

Missed Period (Overview)

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 the possibiliity of pregnancy.


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Is a missed period normal?

It may be, BUT could be pregnancy: Pregnancy is certainly the most common reason for a missed period when sexually active. An anovulatory cycle (your ovary just does not release an egg that month), thyroid conditions, rapid weight fluctuations, extreme exercise, stress, etc. Are all other causes that may be possible. If you are having sex unprotected, check pregnancy tests, otherwise if you miss your next one too, see dr. For eval. ...Read more

Dr. Asha Kamnani Dr. Kamnani
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Missed period (Tip)

Keep a chart of your menstrual cycles. Ideal body weight with low carbs & exercise helps. See a Dr. ...See more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Tell your gynecologist what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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Ask your gynecologist about using birth control pills to control menstrual cramps
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Missed period (Tip)

Start a menstrual calendar to help your doctor better understand your cycling pattern. ...See more

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What does it mean missed period and have like white nd brown discharge?

What does it mean missed period and have like white nd brown discharge?

Missed period.: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. Brown D/c can be old blood cleaned from ...Read more

Dr. Michael Hulse Dr. Hulse
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Missed period (Tip)

Being too thin or too heavy can cause irregular periods. ...See more

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Is a missed period normal?

It may be, BUT could be pregnancy: Pregnancy is certainly the most common reason for a missed period when sexually active. An anovulatory cycle (your ovary just does not release an egg that month), thyroid conditions, rapid weight fluctuations, extreme exercise, stress, etc. Are all other causes that may be possible. If you are having sex unprotected, check pregnancy tests, otherwise if you miss your next one too, see dr. For eval. ...Read more

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Can I have a missed period from over exercising or from treatment for BV & yeast infection? Note: I have 3 small kids & teach 7-8 fitness classes.

Vigorous exercise: Vigorous exercise in women is known to cause amenorrhea in women. It may take several months for your period to start againeven after you slow down. ...Read more

Dr. Veena Govila Dr. Govila
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Missed period (Tip)

Irregularity can be emotional or change of environment or exercise or hormonal. Check with your dr. ...See more

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Missed period (Tip)

Oligomenorrhea is not normal and can be related to lifestyle issues to be addressed w/ your md. ...See more

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How early before a missed period can you do a home PT and get an accurate result?

How early before a missed period can you do a home PT and get an accurate result?

Abnormal cycle: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. Many things such as weight changes, excessive exercise and stress can affect your cycle. Your gynecologist should be able to evaluate you for conditions that need treatment. ...Read more

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I have a a strong UTI and a missed period could that cause it to be late?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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I have a a strong UTI and a missed period could that cause it to be late?

Here are some. ..: Maintaining period regularity reflects how the ability of our bodies keeps up the needed homeostasis resulting from genetic factors + lifestyle + external insult. So, a severe UTI denotes you have suffered from severe insult to your body so possibly to tip over the needed balance and subsequently alter period regularity. But, if in doubt, see gyn-doc for counseling in detail timely. Best wish. . ...Read more

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Is a missed period normal?

It may be, BUT could be pregnancy: Pregnancy is certainly the most common reason for a missed period when sexually active. An anovulatory cycle (your ovary just does not release an egg that month), thyroid conditions, rapid weight fluctuations, extreme exercise, stress, etc. Are all other causes that may be possible. If you are having sex unprotected, check pregnancy tests, otherwise if you miss your next one too, see dr. For eval. ...Read more

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What causes Missed period?

What causes Missed period?

Possible reasons: 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. ...Read more

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Missed period negative test?

See your doctor.: I assume from your question you had a negative pregnancy test. The menstrual cycle can vary by a few days from month to month, so if your period is only a few days late, I wouldn't worry. However, if your period is delayed by more than just a couple days you should repeat the test and call or visit your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a missed period mean?

Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is considered a missed period?

It never came: In hindsight, a missed period would be a late period that never came (even after waiting 2-3 weeks). Some people use the words "late period" and "missed period" to mean the same thing... so a woman might say she has a missed period if her period is a day or two late. The definition isn't written in stone, and that's probably fine. ...Read more

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Why would I have had a missed period?

Why would I have had a missed period?

Many reasons: There are a huge number of reasons too many to list here, but the number one reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Missed period?

What are the tests for Missed period?

Missed period: If sexually active would recommend taking a pregnancy test is period is missed. ...Read more

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Missed period but tests came back neg?

Missed period: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more