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How Many Days Is Considered A Missed Period
Amenorrhea: Primary amenorrhea is defined as the absence of menses by 13 years of age when there is no visible secondary sexual characteristic development or by 15 years of age in the presence of normal secondary sexual characteristics. A woman who has previously menstruated can develop secondary amenorrhea, which is defined as absence of menstruation for three normal menstrual cycles or 6 months. ...Read more
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
Semantics: If you are regular, and a few days go by, you can state that your period is late or "missed" its normal date. By definition, if the whole cycle of normal days go by, then your period was missed in its entirety. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how many days your cycle is. A normal cycle can vary from 25-35 days. ...Read more
Period: You have to skip a whole cycle in order to consider it missed. Take care! ...Read more
Possibilities: 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
Pregnancy Testing: Hello utah. No. Absolutely not. The test will most likely be negative and invalid because you did not wait long enough to get a valid answer. ...Read more
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Tests are accurate: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives an accurate result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If worried, one can repeat a test after another week. ...Read more
1 day after missed period. Should I take a pg test now or wait a few days to see if period comes or not? I'm usually regular. Thanks x
What is a missed period? You get it a few days late or you don't get it at all that month? Can you get the period after 31 days in your cycle?
2 days missed period, when I touch my body its hot since last week, minor crams on 2nd day missed period. With all other signs of coming period. Why?
There are many possible causes.
Periods can be irregular
You may have a fever from an infection like a flu.
Is it possible you are pregnant?
You could be having a very early miscarriage.
Most likely cause is just a slightly late period.
If you are concerned do a pregnancy test and have an online consultation ...Read more
This might be a late: Period. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Normal cycles come every 21-35 days.: If blood comes out of your vagina in a different pattern then your cycles are not normal. If this is one time problem it may resolves on its own. If recurring then 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 to regulate the cycle. ...Read more
Delayed period?: Take a pregnancy test, if it is negative then what you are having is probably a premenstrual symptom and your period is on the way. ...Read more
That depends: Was there ejaculate or pre-ejaculate on the fingers? If not, that digital penetration would not lead to pregnancy. However, if there was semen on fingers, testing 5 days after incident would not likely be adequate. Testing 5 days after anticipated period is usually adequate. You can test again with first morning void in a week if you have not had your period. ...Read more
Less likely...: Implantation usually occurs 6-12 days after you ovulate. This is usually BEFORE you miss a period, rather than after. Best wishes! ...Read more
The next day.: Most commercially available over the counter urine pregnancy tests (upts) nowadays detect as little as 25-50 units of HCG which corresponds to a pregnancy 2 weeks after conception with >90% sensitivity. If your period is regular, the day after a missed period you can start checking upts. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more
Very unlikely: Very unlikely, check another test in a week if unsure ...Read more
Depends: If you were wanting to be pregnant you should do a pregnancy test. By 14 days after conception the pregnancy test will always be positive if you have conceived. ...Read more
I the first day of my last missed period was nov 20 2013. That would make me 20 days late. Tests say negative. My periods are always on time.
Missed period for december......Two days ago I took a home test said positive yesterday at work I took another one and it said positive as well?
You are pregnant: Is there a question here? You are pregnant. ...Read more
Missed period 2 months, then had it for 20 days. 7 days later started period again for 3 days then started period again 15 days later, what's wrong.
Common problem: 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
I've have been eating a lot past few days. I gain 6kg. I am 4'11 and ony 18 y/o. Is it overweight that may cause of late/missed period? Please help.
Changes in weight:
A change in your weight is not normally a cause of a missed period. When was your last period? If it was less than 30 days, no reason for alarm. Have you been hungry recently? Gaining 6 kg is unusual. If you changed your diet and exercise a lot, it is possible to change this much.
Even pregnancy would not cause you to gain 6 kg in a few days. ...Read more
Never missed period. Just missed by a week and on 8th day spotted/bled a little which was dark and last 3 days. Is it very possibly I could be pregant?
Could be: If you are sexually active, you must consider pregnancy anytime you are late for a period. It is common to have spotting in early pregnancy. I would recommend that you do a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, you may be late due to stress, change in physical activity levels, weight changes, or many other things. ...Read more
I'm VERY regular Latest I've ever been was 5 days late. Today is day 12 after missed period. I have LIGHT pink spotting. Negative prncy test. Thoughts?
Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more