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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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What is the difference between a late period and a missed period? Why is a late period a sign if pregnancy if your period actually came?

Not a sign of preg: A late period is not a confirmed sign of pregnancy just as a missed period is. Pregnancy test is the only confirming sign of pregnancy in the early stages. ...Read more

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I have always been a regular, and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant. Now this month I have a late period, I have had a missed period for a week now, but I take a pregnancy test and it comes out negative. Is it too soon for me to take it?

I have always been a regular, and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant. Now this month I have a late period, I have had a missed period for a week now, but I take a pregnancy test and it comes out negative. Is it too soon for me to take it?

Depends: Urine pregnancy tests rely on hormones generated by the developing conceptus to turn positive. It takes time for these to come out in any quantity.The first morning urine is the most concentrated and a good sample. If you were exposed and worried, another test or two are warranted. Some women just skip a cycle occasionally, followed by a heavy one. ...Read more

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2 months ago, late period. Few weeks after, brown discharge for 2 weeks then back to normal. Last month, missed period. What's wrong ?

Needs Ob/Gyn: Periods are controlled by a normal 28 day rhythm that is a function of the lower brain. Commonest cause is related to poor diet since that affects the cycle but a pelvic examination is a good idea. ...Read more

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Had sex a few times this month protected but missed period i had UTI this month can it cause late period?

Had sex a few times this month protected but missed period i had UTI this month can it cause late period?

POSSIBLE: It maybe due to the UTI and stress. You did not mention what sort of protection that you use. Take over the counter pregnancy check if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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I never had a late period before but Im a virgin can you get pregnant from masterbating or is it normal to miss a period ?

I never had a late period before but Im a virgin can you get pregnant from masterbating or is it normal to miss a period ?

Takes a male for pg: You can only get pregnant if you have an encounter where sperm enters your vagina. Self sex does not count. Some women will miss a period occasionally or only have a few per year. If you go more than 90 days without a period (and no intercourse to explain it) your doc may want to give you a med to trigger a cycle.It would likely be heavier than normal. ...Read more

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How do you determine a missed period if you have late periods? over the last year, my cycle has been steadily increasing from 28 days to 43 days.

Late & missed: Sabrina, A menstrual period is considered late if it hasn’t started 5 or more days after the day you expected it to start. A period is considered missed if you have had no menstrual flow for 6 or more weeks after the start of your last period. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this schedule a virtual appointment with Dr. Yetimyan at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Late period by 2 weeks,haven't had sex since January.Stopped th shot,periods every 15 days and now I missed it.Took a preg test,negative.Why no period?

Late period by 2 weeks,haven't had sex since January.Stopped th shot,periods every 15 days and now I missed it.Took a preg test,negative.Why no period?

Progesterone: From the information given, you stopped the depo shot. Progesterone takes up to 12 months to clear. As you recall, abnormal bleeding, bleeding every day or no bleeding at all or anything in between is entirely normal for progesterone only contraception. As the progesterone clears your system, your bleeding pattern will improve, however, until it clears abnormal bleeding will still occur. ...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