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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 had shingles last month and I don't feel an onset of my menstrual cycle trying to start. Can shingles cause me to miss a period?
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
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 more
Yes: It can be normal to miss a period after an hsg test. Depending on where you were at in your cycle when you had the hsg, in addition what were the reasons you were having the hsg? Often women's fertility is increased after getting an hsg, so keep that in mind in case you are trying to get pregnant, or trying to avoid getting pregnant. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Is it possible to miss a period and the next month come on but not a normal one menstrual and still be pregnant? Short period with stops in between.
Get tested: Please go get a pregnancy test. All answers to your question will depend on the results of the pregnancy test. ...Read more
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
I've been smoking this month, and having a lot of stressful days. I'm really scared to miss my period, I had protected sex he did not ejaculate. Chances?
Contraception: There is always a chance of pregnancy if sperm comes in proximity to your eggs. If event occurred <72 hrs ago, Plan B is an option now. Take a pregnancy test if your period is late. Get in to planned parenthood or another clinic for birth control and start right away if not pregnant. It sounds like addressing your stress/mood may also be helpful. ...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
I'm currently ttc & I have missed three menstrual cycles. Have a history of irregular periods. Have gained a lot of weight too.
Is it possible that I am pregnant? My menstrual cycle is irregular normally; I can miss my period up to 2 months late. My partner and I had intercourse several times before and after my period and he ejaculated in me every time. My last period was october
As: As doctors, anytime a fertile, sexually active woman has an abnormally light or missed period, the first thing we do is rule out pregnancy. You can either take another 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, so another negative test would help confirm that you are not pregnant. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. Since your period is usually irregular, this makes it difficult to time fertility windows and know what a missed period means. Since you had an infection the last time you had these symptoms, you should probably be checked by your doctor either way. Good luck! ...Read more
Please I have fibroid and I miss my menstrual period 3 days now. And feel hardness in my stomach please what should I do?
Take test, follow up: Do you know how large the fibroid is? Sometimes they are large enough to feel like a pregnant uterus and they can be quite hard. They can also complicate pregnancies. So if you have not gotten your menses take a pregnancy test. Either way follow up with your OB/GYN for further advice. ...Read more
Missed period: Probably because you are not ovulating and the the cycle was skipped. ...Read more
I've never gotten my period all 12 months, I often miss 3 months. Should I be worried? I'm 19 and hispanic, does that factor my irregular mypenstrual cycle? Ever since my first period it's been like this.
It: It can be normal to have an irregular period for the first 2-3 years after you first start getting your period, but after that, it is considered abnormal. Often, not having a period can signal that you are not ovulating. Reasons for this include: stress, excessive dieting, excessive exercise, or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. You should see your doctor to discuss. It is worth looking into now since not having a regular period can make it difficult to get pregnant later on if/when that becomes a concern. Good luck! ...Read more
Period: You have to skip a whole cycle in order to consider it missed. Take care! ...Read more
I have been smoking meth off and on for the last year. Does meth effect your menstral cycle? I have spotting between periods..
Least of problems: Methamphetamine has effects on many aspects of health, including menstrual cycle and fertility. Meth is an incredibly addicting drug, which causes a horrendous amount of physical damage to people. Spotting between periods is always an issue, because it can mean many things, including fibroid tumors, ovarian tumors and other conditions. You need to stop the meth and get help now. See your doctor. ...Read more
Is having menstural like cramps on and off normal in early stages of preg? Missed period trying to conceive. Cramps here and there but no period..
Hard to know: Cramping is very common in early pregnancy and has no specific meaning. It does not mean you will have a miscarriage or other problem in pregnancy. We recommend just no vigorous exercise but otherwise going about normal activity. Often this is just bowel pain from dramatic increases in Progesterone hormone in pregnancy; this despite the feeling similar to menstrual cramps. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: 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
Reasons: 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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