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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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What are the causes of 2 missed periods if i'm a virgin?

What are the causes of 2 missed periods if i'm a virgin?

Not ovulating: If you don't make an egg then your body might skip a cycle. If it becomes a repetitive issue then go to your gyn and have your hormones checked. ...Read more

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Can taking ec pill twice in one cycle cause missed periods for several months?

Can taking ec pill twice in one cycle cause missed periods for several months?

Can do a preg. test: Plan B, Postinor 2, and other brands of emergency contraceptive pills can alter the menstrual cycle for the cycle in which Plan B or Postinor 2 was taken, and sometimes the next month's cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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What causes anovulation? And are there any other causes for missed periods other than anovulation?

What causes anovulation? And are there any other causes for missed periods other than anovulation?

Multiple causes: Many hormonal factors can cause this issue. You are only 16 years old and your menstrual cycle may not be established or your homonal levels may need to be regulated with oral contracetives. I advise you to make an appointment with a gyn. ...Read more

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Which cancers cause missed periods?

Which cancers cause missed periods?

No relationship: Usually there is no relation of periods and cancer. But stress related to any serious illness can make periods irregular. Chemotherapy used to treat any cancer can also slow or evn stop periods for many months. ...Read more

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Would endometriosis cause a missed period?

Would endometriosis cause a missed period?

Depends: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations, also from pregnancy and menopause. Endometriosis does not affect your cycle regularity. ...Read more

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What causes a brownish discharge after a missed period?

What causes a brownish discharge after a missed period?

Brown discharge is: Usually old blood. 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 >. ...Read more

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Could mono be the cause of a missed period?

Could mono be the cause of a missed period?

Mononucleosis: If you have proven "mononucleosis" (Epstein-Barr disease) it can cause delays in ovulation which will postpone the onset of your period. If you have breast tenderness, nausea, get a serum HCG test to see if you might also be pregnant. ...Read more

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