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Is it normal to skip a period if you're under stress, when your period has been regular for 8 years? What could be some other causes?

Is it normal to skip a period if you're under stress, when your period has been regular for 8 years? What could be some other causes?

Irregular periods: 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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Is it normal to skip a period while on birth control?

Is it normal to skip a period while on birth control?

Yes , can happen: Especially on the low dose pills, because you may not build up enough tissue to get a period which is fine if you are on the pill, but you should check a preg test to prove you are not preg and then you will know u are not pg and I have many of my patients take the pill without any placebo pills so they will not get a period which is fine to fdo. ...Read more

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Is it normal to skip a period when on Kariva birth control?

Is it normal to skip a period when on Kariva birth control?

Rarely.: Are you taking Kariva regularly every day? If you are, and missed your period, continue taking the pill daily but let your doctor know. Kariva has estrogen at the end of the cycle so periods are lighter or spot. Taken perfectly, ocp like Kariva have 1% failure rate. If you have missed 2 periods, or have been irregularly taking the pills, you could be pregnant and need to see your primary or ob. ...Read more

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Is it normal to skip a period if you take emergency contraception after ovulation?

Is it normal to skip a period if you take emergency contraception after ovulation?

Not common...: I wouldn't say is common but it is possible to miss a period after taking emergency contraception. Its best not to assume this is the reason for the missed period. You should also get a pregnancy test as this is a possibility as well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it normal to skip a period in a month due to stress or some infection? Coz i doubt im pregnant coz i only had fingering and im really stressed.

Is it normal to skip a period in a month due to stress or some infection? Coz i doubt im pregnant coz i only had fingering and im really stressed.

There are a # of: Reasons a period can be skipped. 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.#1 reason is pregnancy. Digital penetration is >>. ...Read more

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Lmp 8/26 still no period did a pregnancy test they all cum back neg im not stressing is it normal to skip a period wit no reason n im trying conceive?

Lmp 8/26 still no period did a pregnancy test they all cum back neg im not stressing is it normal to skip a period wit no reason n im trying conceive?

Not if negative : 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. 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. After this much time clearly you are not pregnant. See your doctor for irregular periods. ...Read more

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If i want to get my nuvaring schedule back to normal after skipping a period can I just wait an extra week to put the ring in after taking it out?

Taking a chance: When you are off a hormonal contraceptive for more than 4 or 5 days, you can ovulate. You could be playing with fire. ...Read more