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How Do You Know You Missed Your Period
Symptoms/Test: One may never know they are pregnant till delivering. I delivered one of them! however, pregnancy usually is accompanied with nausea, a feeling of the flu, breast tenderness, pelvic fullness and a change in discharge, missed period(s) and perhaps some pelvic pain or discomfort. The real test is a home pregnancy test or a urine or blood test at your doctor's office. ...Read more
+ pregnancy test.: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more
3 common signs : 1) change in cervical fluid. Ovulation usually takes place on the day a woman has the most amount of wet fluid. 2) change in basal body temperature. Tracking your basal body temperature accurately over a few months can help you predict when ovulation is going to occur. 3) change in cervical position or firmness. Time from the beginning of the last menstrual period until ovulation is about 14 days. ...Read more
Difficult to say: If your cycles are irregular, it is difficult to predict ovulation. We can retrospectively tell when ovulation occurred by counting back from your menses. Your menses will always start 14 days after ovulation. It is the 1st half of the cycle that varies. Of course if you are irregular, you may not be ovulating each month. See your gyn for an evaluation and treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more
Period: Usually 12-14.Get a more detailed answer ›
Signs of Pregnancy: Lack of menstrual period, breasts tenderness( 1-2 weeks) implantation vaginal spotting ( 6-12 days), increase urinary frequency, fatigue, tiredness, nausea or morning sickness (2-8 weeks), backache, headache, darkening of the areoles ( nipples), food cravings or aversions to food, eventually bluish discoloration of vulva and vagina, increased size of uterus with increased weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puberty changes late: Girls usually start puberty by age 10 and would be considered late if there has not been any changes by age 12-13 and for boys, it usually starts at age 12 and would be late after age 15. Keep in mind, that it takes 2 1/2 -3 years from onset for girls to start menstruation and boys to have adult genitals and facial hair. ...Read more
Most often not: Most women are not aware of any ovulation. One common sign can be a clear, thin, sticky vaginal (actually cervical) discharge 2 weeks before menses. A basal body temperarture chart can be used to tell if ovulation may have occured. There are urine tests you can purchase to predict impending ovulation. Some women feel a twinge of pain on one side. This is called mittelschmerz (middle pain). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (available online, get the 9 stick pack) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more
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