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Can Smoking Cause Missed Menstrual Periods
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Anovulatory cycles: during which an egg is not released, and there is no menstrual bleeding (period) are common in very young women and in women who are approaching the age of menopause, and in PCOS. Smoking does decrease fertility and increases the risk of anovulatory cycles; however, many women who smoke cigarettes continue to have regular periods. Smoking causes many other health problems. ...Read more
I've had mono for two weeks. My last menstrual was oct. 17th. There is no possible way i'm pregnant. Could mono cause me to miss my period twice?
Amenorrhea: Yes. But there are common reasons females miss their periods or do not ovulate. Birth control or other hormones; being sick, being obese, extreme dieting, too much exercise. These are some of the common reasons for missed periods. Do you talk to your girlfriends about this stuff? ...Read more
Irregular 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
Is it possible for me to miss my menstrual cycle because of shingles?i've never missed any of my periods before
Pain Is Stressful...: Then I am happy you have never been under much stress before, leading a quiet, healthy, peaceful life. Or at least let's hope so. Because stress can fool with your hormones & then filter down to the ovary level & delay ovulation. Not in everybody, but maybe in you. Sure, it could be a coincidence & something else is happening. If so, after two months see your doc. And don't forget a pregnancy test ...Read more
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
For the last several months, I will often miss a menstrual cycle, or several, and then when I do get a period, I get another directly after it, help?
Many possibilities: This could be a result of several different issues and it greatly depends on your age and overall health. For young women this can be completely normal. Sometimes the decision is made to regulate the periods with birth control pills for a few months. In older women, this can be seen as a sign of early menopause. Other medical conditions, life stress, and physical stress can do this as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it will not: No Amoxicillin will have no effect on your menstrual periods, but because Amoxicillin is used for infections and infections can be stressful and cause stress and anxiety, you may miss your perioddo a home pregnancy test and if not pregnant wait for periods to return or see your gynecologist. ...Read more
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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