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How many days is considered a missed period?

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

Missed Period (Definition)

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


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After how many days is considered a missed period?

After how many days is considered a missed period?

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

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What are the causes of a missed period of 11 days?

What are the causes of a missed period of 11 days?

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

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Can you get a positive two days after missed period?

Can you get a positive two days after missed period?

Yes: Sometimes a urine pregnancy test can be falsely negative early in pregnancy but once it shows positive it is generally a true result. ...Read more

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How days of missed period can u test and get accurate results?

How days of missed period can u test and get accurate results?

Pregnancy test: A week after the missed period you should have accurate results from a pregnancy test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take a new choice 5 days before your missed period?

Is it possible for you to take a new choice 5 days before your missed period?

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

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Could I test positive 10 days before my missed period? How soon will I test positive?

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

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My wife missed period 18 days. I do test but result is negative then when I do the test?

My wife missed period 18 days. I do test but result is negative then when I do the test?

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

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Missed period its been 11 days and now I have so much wetness, no odor, what could this be?

Pregnancy test: Have you checked a pregnancy test since you are late? That is the first step. Then schedule a visit to have your vaginal discharge tested for infection. ...Read more

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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

Wait: I would wait 2-3 more days and see if anything goes on. Most urine tests are more accurate the longer past an expected period you test. If there is any doubt, a blood test is the most sensitive. ...Read more

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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?

Yes: A missed period is when you would go about 54 - 60 days between cycles. If you are a few days late, that can be normal. Due to hormonal fluctuations. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Several causes: 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

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Been having blood 6 days after missed period?

Been having blood 6 days after missed period?

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

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White dischrage after missed period of 10 days?

White dischrage after missed period of 10 days?

White discharge: Need more information. Could be normal if discharge seems ok ...Read more

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11 days missed period negative test am I pregnet?

11 days missed period negative test am I pregnet?

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

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Can implantation/occur 9 days after missed period?

Can implantation/occur 9 days after missed period?

99.9% no: Implantation can occur no earlier than 6-7 days after ovulation/conception - or about 7 days before the next period. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spot after 10 days missed period?

Yes: If you are having missed or irregular periods it is possible that you are not ovulating. In that case, there might not be any predictability to when bleeding will occur. ...Read more

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Browish discharge two days after missed period. Is that normal?

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

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Is it normal to have wet cervical fluid 2 days after missed period?

Is it normal to have wet cervical fluid 2 days after missed period?

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

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Missed period. Did fingering. If I test after 5 days can I trust that?

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

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Can implantation occur 4 days after missed period and last only 3 days?

Can implantation occur 4 days after missed period and last only 3 days?

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

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How many days after my first missed period should I take a at home test?

How many days after my first missed period should I take a at home test?

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

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I'm 19 days late, should I wait for another missed period before seeing the dr?

No: Seeing a doctor sooner is better than waiting for later. If pregnant, early prenatal care is better for your baby as prenatal vitamins can be started that much sooner. If desired, one can do a home pregnancy test prior to that appointment. ...Read more

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14 days possibly missed period and now light pinkish bleeding, should I be concerned?

14 days possibly missed period and now light pinkish bleeding, should I be concerned?

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

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Test says it's accurate 6 days before missed period. How accurate will it be if I take it 2 days before my expected period?

Early Pregnancy Test: Can potentially pick up pregnancy six days before anticipated period. But it is more likely to be accurate 2 days before anticipated period. ...Read more

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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.

Anovulation: You did not ovulate since november. It is time to stop doing pregnancy tests and to contact your gynecologist to figure out why you stopped ovulating. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Was prescribed Provera10mg for 10 days due to missed period. Bled on 2nd to 7th day. No period for 3days then bled again after that. When is my LMP?

Last period: The date of the LMP (last menstrual period) is technically calculated as the first day you last experienced bleeding. In cases where someone is having acute irregular bleeding then this date is not very useful. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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