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If you miss a period does that mean your pregnant?

If you miss a period does that mean your pregnant?

No: Missed periods are sometime do to pregnancy but often not. It can be from multiple causes such as obesity, poly cystic ovarian syndrome, weight changes, stress, and others. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What if you don't get a period the month after you miscarried does that mean your pregnant?

What if you don't get a period the month after you miscarried does that mean your pregnant?

1-2 month delay: It can take 1-2 months for your body to revert back to its normal prepregnancy state where you begin to have regular periods again. It's unlikely that you'd be pregnant, especially if you're not having sex. A pregnancy test within a month of a pregnancy loss can still return falsely positive. Give it time, but get contraception for sure if you're trying to wait. I recommend waiting three months. ...Read more

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If you get your period does that mean you have ovulated for that cycle? Or can you get a period and not ovulate?

If you get your period does that mean you have ovulated for that cycle? Or can you get a period and not ovulate?

You have to: You cannot get a spontaneous (no medicine) period if you have not ovulated; sometimes women mistake vaginal bleeding due to other causes for a "period," in these cases it may seem like you had a period without ovulation. Good wishes. ...Read more

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If your period is late, does that mean you're pregnant?

If your period is late, does that mean you're pregnant?

Not necessarily: Take a home pregnancy test to know. 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you skip your period does that mean you didn't ovulate? And if you don't ovulate, you're not fertile?

If you skip your period does that mean you didn't ovulate? And if you don't ovulate, you're not fertile?

Missing a period: The most common reason for "skipping a period", other than pregnancy is not ovulating (releasing an egg). There are a number of reasons this could happen and if it continues, a discussion with your ob/gyn would be helpful. You're correct, if you aren't ovulating you won't get pregnant. ...Read more

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When you have a period does it mean you ovulate?

When you have a period does it mean you ovulate?

Nearly always: The only way to have a spontaneous period (no medicine) is if you ovulate first. There are many reasons for vaginal bleeding that are not menstruation (a period), though. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If you didn't get your menses does it mean that you ovulated the previous month?

If you didn't get your menses does it mean that you ovulated the previous month?

Depends : If you did a pregnancy test and the test is negative, that actually means that you either did not ovulate or ovulated late. If you ovulate and don't get pregnant, then you should get your period about 14 days after ovulations. ...Read more

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If your period starts, does that mean you don't have an ectopic pregnancy?

If your period starts, does that mean you don't have an ectopic pregnancy?

No: Vaginal bleeding is one of the common presenting complaints in patients with an ectopic pregnancy. Although this type of bleeding does not represent menstruation (a period) it is often not easy to distinguish from a period, particularly for women with irregular menses. For this reason, any bleeding that occurs early in pregnancy should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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If you get cramping two weeks before your period does that mean you're not pregnant?

If you get cramping two weeks before your period does that mean you're not pregnant?

Cramping: Cramping in this scenario usually represents infection, not pregnancy. But, the symptom alone does not in any way rule in or rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you start your period early?

What does it mean if you start your period early?

Possible reasons: Reasons for early periods or bleeding can include: intensive exercising, anxiety, stress, fatigue, poor nutrition, anovulation, rapid loss or gain of weight, imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone, use of emergency contraceptives, endometriosis. Etc. ...Read more

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When you miss your period because you are pregnant, after a week, does that mean you're 1 week pregnant?

5 weeks: Obstetricians use the first day of your last period to start calculating your dates and how far along you are. Now, i know that for the first 2 weeks , you werent really pregnant, but we do that to be consistent amongst all doctors so if you are one week late, that mean you conceived 3 weeks ago and your period would have been about 2 weeks before that. We would say 5 weeks out of 40. ...Read more

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If you miss your period when you usually have it, is that a sign that you're pregnant?

If you miss your period when you usually have it, is that a sign that you're  pregnant?

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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What does it mean you come on your period earlier then usual does it mean you are pregnant?

What does it mean you come on your period earlier then usual does it mean you are pregnant?

No: If you have your period, than you would not be pregnant. You may want to research and educate yourself on the female menstrual cycle and ovulation, etc...And that way you will know when you are most likely to get pregnant (when you ovulate-2 weeks before your cycle starts), and that if you egg does not get fertilized, than that is why you get a period. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period a week before?

What does it mean when you have your period a week before?

Common complaint: 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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If you get your period, does this mean you can't be pregnant?

If you get your period, does this mean you can't be pregnant?

Usually, that's so: If it's really a period, and not just bleeding, this usually only happens when fertilization didn't occur, and lining is shed (the period). Good luck, hope this helped. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you missed your period and have had a negative pregnancy test.?

What exactly does it mean when you missed your period and have had a negative pregnancy test.?

Menstrual cycles: It is common for some women to skip a period or have irregular cycles. It is also more likely to happen if you are very athletic, gain or lose weight rapidly, using birth control pills, or have an eating disorder. I would track your cycles to see if your cycles are regular. If they are not and you are trying to get pregnant you may need to see your doctor if you notice that it remains irregular. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if your period is not normal?

Can you get pregnant if your period is not normal?

Yes : If you have sex around the time of ovulation than pregnancy as possible. With irregular periods predicting the time of ovulation can be challenging. ...Read more

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Can you have implantation bleeding then get your period and does this mean your pregnant?

Can you have implantation bleeding then get your period and does this mean your pregnant?

No: Its physiologically not possible to have a period if you are pregnant. However, there can be some bleeding in early pregnancy that is confused with a period. Implantation bleeding is much more common on an internet search than in real life. Best wishes! ...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