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How to naturally return my normal cycle after missed period? Recently lost 5lbs by eating better&walking. Still healthy weight/eat lots good fats.

How to naturally return my normal cycle after missed period? Recently lost 5lbs by eating better&walking. Still healthy weight/eat lots good fats.

Missed periods: If it's a single skipped period, there is nothing to do but take good care of yourself, eat well, get your sleep, exercise normally. Many women skip a 1-2 periods during times of stress or change. If the skips continue, there are many possible causes and it would be helpful to get a more detailed history and some lab work to determine cause and best treatment option. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Could a missed period be due to signifigant weight loss ? I have fatty liver and have lost 50 lbs since march

Could a missed period be due to signifigant weight loss ? I have fatty liver and have lost 50 lbs since march

Possible: If you are very underweight or very overweight you could become irregular. If you are very overweight, losing weight may cause you to begin to cycle more regularly. ...Read more

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Hi! I have had a missed period with no other symptoms other than a rapid weight loss and no appetite. I haven't had sex at all and i am wondering if there is a serious issue?

Hi! I have had a missed period with no other symptoms other than a rapid weight loss and no appetite. I haven't had sex at all and i am wondering if there is a serious issue?

See answer: Rapid weight loss can cause you to miss a period due to hormonal changes. If the weight loss is unusual and not the result of dieting and exercise you should see your physician to see what the cause is. ...Read more

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Took urine preg test 59 days and 44 days after unprotected sex both at obgyn. Accurate? 2 missed period BC of map or 7lb weight loss (5'6'' @ 123lbs)?

Took urine preg test 59 days and 44 days after unprotected sex both at obgyn. Accurate? 2 missed period BC of map or 7lb weight loss (5'6'' @ 123lbs)?

Missed period: is not uncommon related to stress as well as weight loss or other hormonal imbalance such as underactive or over active thyroid. 123 pounds is slim for a woman 5"6." If both tests are negative, please relax about pregnancy and eat a healthy diet. Further weight loss may have more significant effects. ...Read more

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Help! really worried? I missed periods caused by weight gain?

Help! really worried? I missed periods caused by weight gain?

Possibly: Extreme ranges in weight...very heavy or very thin can both throw off your cycle. However, there are other causes so if this is a persistent problem or if you go more than 8 weeks form last period, call gyn. For more info www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more

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Im having a 2mnths missed periods.I brought preg. Tests twice and its negative.But I haven't experienced any of those symptoms.Im gaining weight.?

Im having a 2mnths missed periods.I brought preg. Tests twice and its negative.But I haven't experienced any of those symptoms.Im gaining weight.?

Need Evaluation: That can sometimes happen but you still should be evaluated. It is important to run some common hormone tests to make sure there is no hormonal cause for this. ...Read more

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Can you PMS and have missed periods (im a virgin so no im not pregnat) can I still gain weight and bloat...

Can you PMS and have missed periods (im a virgin so no im not pregnat) can I still gain weight and bloat...

PMS : Pms occurs about a week to two before your period starts. If these symptoms are not followed by a period then they are likely not premenstrual. However hormonal changes due to weight fluctuations, stress/anxiety, etc, may contribute to your symptoms. If you want to regulate your cycle you can take birth control pills for this. Discuss with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I have frequently urination and have pain in both side of lower abdomen, gaining weight from last week, missed periods, what is the meaning of this?

I have frequently urination and have pain in both side of lower abdomen, gaining weight from last week, missed periods, what is the meaning of this?

UTI? Pregnancy?: Your symptoms could suggest several possibilities. Frequent need to urinate could be due to a urinary tract infection. Missing your cycle could be due to pregnancy, hormone imbalance, stress, use of birth control. I suggest you seek care to determine the cause as both issues require medical treatment. ...Read more

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How common is is pcos? I feel like I have all the symptoms ( irregular/missed periods, weight gain, excess hair on lower belly and neck, thin hair)

How common is is pcos? I feel like I have all the symptoms ( irregular/missed periods, weight gain, excess hair on lower belly and neck, thin hair)

Very common: Pcos is very common. It is one of the most common conditions obgyns treat. Weight loss is key. Birth control pills can help regulate cycles. When you go for a visit ask to have your thyroid checked as well. ...Read more

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Missed period but tests came back neg?

Missed 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can wheaning a child cause a missed period?

Yes: If you are asking if changing status of breastfeeding can cause you to miss a period, then the answer is yes. It's also possible, that if you are exclusively breastfeeding, and you're past the 6 month mark, without birth control, that you're pregnant. If you've supplemented at all since birth, then also possible pregnant. Consider a pregnancy test if you're at all worried. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Missed period an negative test what is wrong?

Missed period: This could happen if you took the pregnancy test to early but often periods are just irregular at times. ...Read more

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After how many days is considered a missed period?

After how many days is considered a missed period?

Semantics: If you are regular, and a few days go by, you can state that your period is late or "missed" its normal date. By definition, if the whole cycle of normal days go by, then your period was missed in its entirety. ...Read more

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Missed period, negative tests, what could be wrong?

Many: you may not be pregnant, the test is inaccurate and needs to be redone, the pregnancy is too early for detection, there are labs that can be done to detect early pregnancy even when the store bought pregnancy test is inconclusive ...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