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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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Missed period earlier this month but then got my period, started taking the pill for the first time, on 3rd week now and I'm still bleeding a little ?

Missed period earlier this month but then got my period, started taking the pill for the first time, on 3rd week now and I'm still bleeding a little ?

Birth control pills: When someone first starts the birth control pill there can be abnormal bleeding and spotting for the first 3 months. Even though she is taking the medicine correctly. This is your body adjusting th the hormones in the pill. This is normal. Just continue to take the medicine on time as directed. ...Read more

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Age 22, I missed period for 3 months, I want to start taking the pill to achieve regular periods, can I start now? (Mid cycle). Never had sex before.

Age 22, I missed period for 3 months, I want to start taking the pill to achieve regular periods, can I start now? (Mid cycle). Never had sex before.

Yes, you may: Since you "missed period for 3 months", Never had sex and you want to achieve regular periods, you may start taking the pill now. Consult a gynecologist or a Gyn nurse practitioner in a few months . ...Read more

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Can the contraceptive injection that I had 4 months ago also be causing the missed period on the pill?

Can the contraceptive injection that I had 4 months ago also be causing the missed period on the pill?

Amenorrhea: First, always assume you could be pregnant and check a pregnancy test. Both the depo shot and the birth control pill can result in light or no menstrual flow. that is a normal side effect of both products. ...Read more

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Missed period for 3 months, now spotting for 7 days, Not sexually active. Want to take the pill to regulate period, can I start taking them immediatel?

Missed period for 3 months, now spotting for 7 days, Not sexually active. Want to take the pill to regulate period, can I start taking them immediatel?

Yes: you may start the pill at any time during the cycle. For you, since you are irregular it is not possible to know exactly where you are in the cycle, it makes sense to just start the pill and expect some spotting for up to 3 or 4 weeks as you body acclimates to the pill. You should achieve good, predictable cycles with the pill. ...Read more

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I am on the pill, don't always take it on time. Don't know my cycle so not sure when is a "missed period".Had sex 8 days ago, when can I take a hpt?

I am on the pill, don't always take it on time. Don't know my cycle so not sure when is a "missed period".Had sex 8 days ago, when can I take a hpt?

Wait a little longer: You can take a regular home pregnancy test if you miss your period. Would wait at least 10 days after the day you had sex - then can consider use of an early pregnancy test. If that is negative, can repeat in a week or less with a first morning void if you don't get your period. ...Read more

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Missed periods on the pill, should I be concerned?

Missed periods on the pill, should I be concerned?

Yes: The oral contraceptive pills are intended, due to their low dosages, to be taken every day about the same time each day.If that is not the case use a "back up" means of contraception until the next period and get a pregnancy test if it is a "no show" anecdotally, "the pill is only 100% effective if held between your knees at all times.". ...Read more

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Would it be healthy to miss a period while on the pill?

Would it be healthy to miss a period while on the pill?

It could happen: 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