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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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Can a urinary tract infection and bacteria infection give you a missed period or make you pregnancy test negative? I have both my period is 3days late

Can a urinary tract infection and bacteria infection give you a missed period or make you pregnancy test negative? I have both my period is 3days late

Both unlikely: You may repeat the pregnancy test in 3-4 days,if you do not get a period by then, use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. See this site for information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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How can an infection cause a missed period?

How can an infection cause a missed period?

An infection: Which seriously affects your heatlh could cause your period to be missed or delayed. ...Read more

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I have boils in armpit that have drained and then more have come back, can this infection cause a missed period?

This infection: should not cause a missed period directly However, any stress to you, whether it's emotional or physical can cause a missed period. I would recommend that if you are sexually active and haven't done a pregnancy test yet, that you do that. ...Read more

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Practicing abstinence for the past year. Can this infection be the cause of my missed period? Can anything else cause a missed period?

Practicing abstinence for the past year. Can this infection be the cause of my missed period? Can anything else cause a missed period?

Possible causes: 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. ...Read more

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Do vaginal infections cause you to miss a period? Isn't smelly or itchy or painful either. Can infections cause a missed period?

Although vaginal: Infections don't usually cause a female to miss her period - the stress of more generalized body infections may. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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