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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 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?

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 I'm a virgin can you get pregnant from masterbating or is it normal to miss a period?

I never had a late period before but I'm 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

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I'm bloated on my left side with late period and constipation. I was constipated 1 week before my missed period. What could be going on??

I'm bloated on my left side with late period and constipation. I was constipated 1 week before my missed period. What could be going on??

Pregnant?: Check a pregnancy test. If not treat the constipation which is very common in the late teens. Try miralax (polyethylene glycol) or natural calm but be diligent with it not hit or miss! ...Read more

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Pregnancy tests can test 5 days b4 missed period. But the only time I could've got pregnant was 4 days b4 my now late period. When can I test?

Pregnancy tests can test 5 days b4 missed period. But the only time I could've got pregnant was 4 days b4 my now late period. When can I test?

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. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  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. ...Read more

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1st pregnant test neg. I'm having watery discharge a little odor and missed period. Signs of a late period? Or pregnant should take another nxt wk?

1st pregnant test neg. I'm having watery discharge a little odor and missed period. Signs of a late period? Or pregnant should take another nxt wk?

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. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  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. ...Read more

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Late period by 9 days, brown discharge a couple days after, safe sex, athlete, irregular periods and negative test taken after 6 days missed period.?

Late period by 9 days, brown discharge a couple days after, safe sex, athlete, irregular periods and negative test taken after 6 days missed period.?

Likely not pregnant: Irregular period is likely due to athletic activity and is not a problem with the use of effective birth control. The negative preg test is reassuring. Birth control pills might offer more peace of mind. ...Read more

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13 days late period. Light pink discharge only on finger. Now none at all. Never have been this late or simply missed a period.

13 days late period. Light pink discharge only on finger. Now none at all. Never have been this late or simply missed a period.

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are other cases of having a missed or a late period.?

Causes: 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I missed my period but I'm a virgin. Reasons for a late period?

I missed my period but I'm a virgin. Reasons for a late period?

Late period: 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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A month late missed period still waiting?

A month late missed period still waiting?

Pregnancy test: If you are sexually active and did not use appropriate birth control you may be pregnant. You can perform a pregnancy test. See your doctor for proper care and discussion on what birth control may be appropriate for you. Also remember to practice safe sex, use condoms. Take care and stay safe. ...Read more

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Missed period a month late still waiting what is the problem?

Evaluation is needed: A late period could be ether due to a pregnancy or other conditions such as ovarian cyst, dysfunctional ovulation, hormonal imbalance and others. ...Read more

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Got bfp day of missed period last wk did clear blue digital came up 1-2weeks did another test ystrd was negative but im week late?

Got bfp day of missed period last wk did clear blue digital came up 1-2weeks did another test ystrd was negative but im week late?

Trust the test: 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. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. 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. See doc for irregular periods. ...Read more

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What is a missed period? You get it a few days late or you don't get it at all that month? Can you get the period after 31 days in your cycle?

Yes: A missed period is when you would go about 54 - 60 days between cycles. If you are a few days late, that can be normal. Due to hormonal fluctuations. ...Read more

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Will Zoloft (sertraline) cause me to miss or have a late period?

Will Zoloft (sertraline) cause me to miss or have a late period?

It could: Although rare, all selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can be associated with hyperpro- lactinemia and can lead to amenorrhea or menstraul changes in some patients. You should let your doctor know to clarify. ...Read more

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I'm 19 days late, should I wait for another missed period before seeing the dr?

No: Seeing a doctor sooner is better than waiting for later. If pregnant, early prenatal care is better for your baby as prenatal vitamins can be started that much sooner. If desired, one can do a home pregnancy test prior to that appointment. ...Read more

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I the first day of my last missed period was nov 20 2013. That would make me 20 days late. Tests say negative. My periods are always on time.

I the first day of my last missed period was nov 20 2013. That would make me 20 days late. Tests say negative. My periods are always on time.

Anovulation: You did not ovulate since november. It is time to stop doing pregnancy tests and to contact your gynecologist to figure out why you stopped ovulating. ...Read more

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I've have been eating a lot past few days. I gain 6kg. I am 4'11 and ony 18 y/o. Is it overweight that may cause of late/missed period? Please help.

Changes in weight: A change in your weight is not normally a cause of a missed period. When was your last period? If it was less than 30 days, no reason for alarm. Have you been hungry recently? Gaining 6 kg is unusual. If you changed your diet and exercise a lot, it is possible to change this much.

Even pregnancy would not cause you to gain 6 kg in a few days. ...Read more

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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempered ...Read more