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Can you miss a period and not be pregnant?

Can you miss a period and not be pregnant?

Yes: Yes. That is not uncommon. However, if you are concerned that you could be pregnant and have missed a period - best to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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It it possible to miss a period and not be pregnant?

It it possible to miss a period and not be pregnant?

Yes: Periods are all hormone related, so a fluctuation in hormones, stress, illness, or severe weight loss can all result in irregular/missed periods. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy to miss a period and not be pregnant?

Would it be healthy to miss a period and not be pregnant?

It can hapen: There are a number of other causes of missed periods, but labs and sonographic imaging are required to look for these. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman to miss a period and not be pregnant?

Is it possible for a woman to miss a period and not be pregnant?

Yes: Pregnancy may be one of the more common reasons of a missed period, but certainly not the only reason. Hormonal imbalance either stemming from the ovary or from the brain (hypothalamus and pituitary) are other potential causes. Uterine problems can also affect bleeding. Skipped cycles on occasion can happen, but require evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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If you are sexually active can you miss a period and not be pregnant?

If you are sexually active can you miss a period and not be pregnant?

Yes: There are many causes for missing a period in addition to pregnancy. Common causes are stress, heavy exercise, weight changes, travel, thyroid problems or other hormone changes. If you are worried about pregnancy, and the first test is negative, repeat it in a few days. ...Read more

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What can it mean if you skip a period, besides the obvious one, pregnancy?

Other 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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Can you skip a period than have a period but still have possibility of been pregnant ?

Can you skip a period than have a period but still have possibility of been pregnant ?

Yes: This is possible. Many women have miscarriages and don't realize it. Also some women have bleeding in early pregnancy that is mistaken for a period. If you;re not sure about what is going on, run a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant if you skip a period?

Yes: At 45 years of age, it's much less likely, but theoretically still possible. Even if you did get pregnant, your chances of miscarriage would be high. The 40's are a hard time for contraception because one's motivation typically isn't as vigilant as it was in the 20's and 30's, but theoretically still possible. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you skip a period if you stop taking birth control pills? Cause I am 11 days late of my period and I have no symptons of pregnancy

Can you skip a period if you stop taking birth control pills? Cause I am 11 days late of my period and I have no symptons of pregnancy

Yes: you may not see your period for couple of months after you stop bcp. Some women start seeing period in couple weeks. So, it depends the women. If you have queries and want to send me an e-mail click here --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more