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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Is a missed period normal?

Is a missed period normal?

It may be, BUT could be pregnancy: Pregnancy is certainly the most common reason for a missed period when sexually active. An anovulatory cycle (your ovary just does not release an egg that month), thyroid conditions, rapid weight fluctuations, extreme exercise, stress, etc. Are all other causes that may be possible. If you are having sex unprotected, check pregnancy tests, otherwise if you miss your next one too, see dr. For eval. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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No symptoms at all maybe darkened nipples. Not even missed period. Normal flow 4 days. Next period ur next week. Could i still be pregnant?

No symptoms at all maybe darkened nipples. Not even missed period. Normal flow 4 days. Next period ur next week. Could i still be pregnant?

If there is a: Question, check a pregnancy test. They are accurate. If your period is not due until next week though, it's too early to tell. You release an egg on day 14 of the cycle, day 1 is first day of last period. Sperm can live 5-7 days. Implantation takes about 5 days, meaning day 19 or 20 of cycle. If your around day 22 or 23... Are u trying to get pregnant? If not, please get contraception.Gdluc. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Is a missed period normal if I'm not pregnant and my hcg levels are high?

Is a missed period normal if I'm not pregnant and my hcg levels are high?

Does not add up: If you had unprotected sex, missed a period, and HCG level is above 25, you are pregnant unless proven otherwise. You may do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Is a missed period normal if you're not pregnant but your hcg levels are high?

Is a missed period normal if you're not pregnant but your hcg levels are high?

HCG: HCG is only produced by a pregnancy so if your HCGS levels are high you are or very recently have been pregnant. It can take awhile to resume periods after a pregnancy ends but that is not necessarily because of high HCG levels. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have a missed period not normal 17 day late ultrasound can see sac or fibroid. Blood test on day 10 neg. Chance pregnant remedy for pregnancy

I have a missed period not normal 17 day late ultrasound can see sac or fibroid. Blood test on day 10 neg. Chance pregnant remedy for pregnancy

Tests are accurate : If you have taken pregnancy tests at home and they are negative then you can rest assured that you are not pregnant. You will need to see your doctor to discuss irregular periods. I would also discuss birth control options to avoid an unplanned pregnancy and avoid these scares in the future. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Browish discharge two days after missed period. Is that normal ?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have clear discharge before missed period. Is this normal?

I have clear discharge before missed period. Is this normal?

Clear discharge: Can occur at a number of times during your cycle. 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 med problems (i.e., polycystic >. ...Read more

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy Dr. Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
Bombay University, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College
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I'm 19 yrs old, on b/c and now have cramps a week before "period" due. Multiple - preg. tests and no prior missed period. Is this normal while on b/c?

Can happen: Wait it out, also if associated with gas, bloating, change in bowel movements, it may be Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Not all pelvic cramps are due to gyn issues ...Read more

Dr. Ron Eaker Dr. Eaker
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Missed period at 43 normal cycle is 23-26 days. I am 13 days late took 2 pregnancy tests and negative. Is this normal ?

Missed period at 43 normal cycle is 23-26 days. I am 13 days late took 2 pregnancy tests and negative. Is this normal ?

Not unusual: It's not unusual at 43 to start having an occasional anovulatory cycle and thus miss your period. I'd repeat a pregnancy test in another week, and if still negative, then pregnancy ruled out. If continued irregularity, talk it over with your OB. But right now things are pretty normal for your age. ...Read more

Dr. Mary Esther Carlin Dr. Carlin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
47 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Missed period, not pregnant. Normal ct, great labs for a woman my age, except my WBC is a 3.16 i feel fine, why is this?

Missed period, not pregnant. Normal ct, great labs for a woman my age, except my WBC is a 3.16 i feel fine, why is this?

Depends: Might be normal for you or could be from a virus. It is not low enough to be concerned about at this point if the rest of your CBC is ok, but would keep a watch on it. ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Tyson Dr. Tyson
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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I am a 47 year old female with extreme back pain. Hurts to walk and bend over. Missed a period. Is this normal?

I am a 47 year old female with extreme back pain. Hurts to walk and bend over. Missed a period. Is this normal?

See doctor: You have enough going on that may or may not be connected that i would go see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Should i be having spotting before my missed period and is it normal for some women to have spotting before their missed period if pregnant?

Should i be having spotting before my missed period and is it normal for some women to have spotting before their missed period if pregnant?

Yes to both: The former spotting may be the period itself when on hormonal contraceptives. The latter is called implantation bleeding when pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Waseem Barham Dr. Barham
Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Dr. Matthew Wilson Dr. Wilson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
9 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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I have unintentional weight loss with intermittent nausea , 1 missed period heartburn, bloods/urine normal doc said come back in 2 weeks y the wait?

I have unintentional weight loss with intermittent  nausea , 1 missed period  heartburn, bloods/urine normal doc said come back in 2 weeks  y the wait?

No need to wait: There are quite a few possibilities, but pregnancy, hormonal effects, and gastrointestinal causes could potentially be among the causes of your constellation of symptoms. Unintentional weight loss is the most concerning of your complaints, and follow-up with your doc is important. ...Read more