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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

When you get pregnant, rising hormone levels prevent you from shedding the uterine lining at the time you'd expect to have your period. You can also miss your period if you're not pregnant. Other possible causes of amenorrhea include: weight gain or loss, hormonal problems, tension, stress, breastfeeding, and discontinuing birth control pills ...Read more


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I have nausea that is only controlled by eating. I also have constipation and a late period. Could these be connected?

I have nausea that is only controlled by eating. I also have constipation and a late period. Could these be connected?

Pregnant?: These would all definitely be possible signs of pregnancy. First off, take a home pregnancy test to see. That would be most common thing to link all your symptoms. If test negative, then need to look for another source of nausea. Constipation can be due to dehydration, not drinking enough, so make sure you drink until you pee is clear colored. ...Read more

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I have pregnancy symptoms e.G constipation , food tasting like garbage, bad feelings, 2 mnts late period, doc urine test says negative can it b wrong?

I have pregnancy symptoms e.G constipation , food tasting like garbage, bad feelings, 2 mnts late period, doc urine test says negative can it b wrong?

Probably not: Modern pregnancy tests are quite good though they are tilted a little bit to be false negative (which is your question). It might come back negative even if you are pregnant if you are very early, if you are testing a very dilute urine sample (if you drink a lot of water for instance), or if the pregnancy is not normal and the levels are not rising or even falling. ...Read more

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Brown bleeding between periods, late periods, pelvic pain, constipation, ovarian pain, virgin...?

Brown bleeding between periods, late periods, pelvic pain, constipation, ovarian pain, virgin...?

See your doc: As pregnancy is not a concern. You should see your doc about your irregular periods and pain. Constipation is a separate issue-not related to your menstrual function, but possibly your pain. ...Read more

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Whats usually the first sign of pregnancy other than missed/late period?

Whats usually the first sign of pregnancy other than missed/late period?

Need PT to dx.: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling & tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. They may begin after missed period. ...Read more

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What causes bloating and late period, other than pregnancy?

What causes bloating and late period, other than pregnancy?

Bloating - fluid : Retention & constipation. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body wt, obesity, marked wt ^ 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). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a late period, and recently i've been exhausted, bloated, and have back pains. Today i woke up to a light brown discharge. What does this mean?

I have a late period, and recently i've been exhausted, bloated, and have back pains. Today i woke up to a light brown discharge. What does this mean?

First you need: To rule out pregnancy by a upt. Once you do this get back. It could be irregular ovulation, constipation, moos or stress problem but need to see about pregnancy if having unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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General discomfort in lower stomach, also by where my ovaries are. It is on and off for about a week now.Late period but no chance of pregnancy.Ideas?

General discomfort in lower stomach, also by where my ovaries are. It is on and off for about a week now.Late period but no chance of pregnancy.Ideas?

This could be colon: The lower abdominal pain you are describing could be due to various reasons, with constipation being a common cause of "colicky" lower abdominal pain. If there is any pain related to your ovaries, they are usually sharp and radiating (such as in ovarian torsion), cramps (due to uterine contractions or fibroids) or mid cycle ovulation that should not last more than day or two (called mittelschmerz). ...Read more

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Could crash diet be causing late period?

Could crash diet be causing late period?

A/W Dr. Munshower: Yes, rapid or extreme weight loss or being markedly underweight can cause this. ...Read more

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