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Are irregular periods early menopause?

Are irregular periods  early menopause?

Not necessarily: Perimenopause-the time before menopause brings all kinds of changes including irregular periods (too early or too late), heavier to lighter bleeding, mood swings, hot flashes etc. Other cuases of irregular periods can be hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, stress/trauma, medications, and or anatomical problems. Talk to your physician for more help. ...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


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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

Irreg period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Irregular bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Can having hypothyroidism cause missed menstrual periods?

Can having hypothyroidism cause missed menstrual periods?

Yes: Yes and the periods will return to normal most of the time when the problem is corrected. ...Read more

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Does late ovulation mean late periods?

Does late ovulation mean late periods?

It should ...: The 2nd half of the cycle (luteal phase) starts with ovulation and ends with a period, or goes on into pregnancy. Most luteal phases should be 13-14 days. The most accurate ways of telling the length are to use an ovulation predictor kit, or ultrasound monitoring if seeing a fertility md (rei). If you have a short luteal phase or long cycles (35-40 days or more) get checked by rei to find out why. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, missed and irregular periods?

Frequent urination, missed and irregular periods?

IBS: It is hard to relate all of the symptoms to ibs but stress can cause these GI symptoms as well as irregular periods. It is hard to fit in frequent urination, but if this persists will need to check urinalysis. Probably needs md evaluation to sort out. ...Read more

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Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Period: I cannot speak from a medical perspective, but from a psychological perspective, stress can affect your cycle onset and duration. ...Read more

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Does missed period or irregular period causes nausea?

Does missed period or irregular period causes nausea?

Depends: Irregular periods do not cause nausea unless you are pregnant and/or there are other underlying conditions that cause the irregular periods as well as the nausea such as emotional or physical stress, adrenal disease, excessive production of a hormone call prolactin etc.. If you have irregular periods +/- nausea you should see your OB gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sexually active, oral contraceptive, missed period, negative pregnancy tests, cramps

Sexually active, oral contraceptive, missed period, negative pregnancy tests, cramps

Impossible: You failed to share with us the specifics of what contraceptive you are on. And when you resubmit your question please include why you would think that your contraceptive failed to protect you against pregnancy. That is highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Many poss causes: Se the GYN as this should be evaluated to determine the cause, so tx can be started to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Early blood spotting late period. Pregnant?

Early blood spotting late period. Pregnant?

Not quite sure that: I understand this. You have had a period or you you haven't had your period but are spotting? If you have been sexually active please take a home pregnancy test. It is inexpensive and accurate. ...Read more

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Perimenopause cause shorter periods. True?

Perimenopause cause shorter periods. True?

Possibly: Sometimes, it can also be longer ones as well. Most importantly the periods should spread out. If not, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can nortrel cause missed periods?

Can nortrel cause missed periods?

Nortrel: Any medication conatining Progesterone and estrogen can delay your period. They are components of oral contraceptives and can cause this effect. Always consider pregnancy even thoug taking any hormonal therapy if missed period or any other medical condition. ...Read more

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I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Many of the common birth control methods can be very effective. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Confused about late ovulation & late menstruation?

Confused about late ovulation & late menstruation?

Two separate issues: Late ovulation leads to late menstruation. If you are pregnant then menstruation may never come or if you have a biochemical pregnancy then you may have a late menstruation as a result of the biochemical pregnancy. Not clear what your question is exactly. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause missed menstrual periods?

Can smoking cause missed menstrual periods?

Yes: And early menopause! there are toxins in cigarette smoke that effect every part of your body. ...Read more

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Irregular Periods. Unprotected sex. Tests negative. No symptoms.

Irregular Periods. Unprotected sex. Tests negative. No symptoms.

Lucky: You are lucky , having no symptoms of any disease and tests negative . You should consult your doctor G.Y.N. for your irregular periods and advice for protected sex if you do not want to be pregnant . ...Read more

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Help, please, I am 37 and never in my life missed periods till now. Too early for perimenopause?

Help, please, I am 37 and never in my life missed periods till now. Too early for perimenopause?

Not necessarily.: If the problem persists, see a gynecologist or family physician about the problem. An exam and some simple blood tests (including a pregnancy test) can help sort this problem out. ...Read more

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41yr, heavy periods(due to harm imbalance), intramural fibroid(3cm), missed period.Dr said perimenopause, dr told to eat soy.Does it increase period?Fib?,

41yr, heavy periods(due to harm imbalance), intramural fibroid(3cm), missed period.Dr said perimenopause, dr told to eat soy.Does it increase period?Fib?,

Possible: Soy contains plant Estrogens which can have an effect on the human body. If you have a fibroid it may grow by eating too much soy and contribute to heavy periods, breast tenderness and menstraul irregularities which can all be side effects of taking estrogen. ...Read more

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I've had several missed periods. Should I be concerned?

Well -: If you have missed 3 periods would recommend gynecological evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of 2 missed periods if i'm a virgin?

What are the causes of 2 missed periods if i'm a virgin?

Not ovulating: If you don't make an egg then your body might skip a cycle. If it becomes a repetitive issue then go to your gyn and have your hormones checked. ...Read more

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Is a missed period normal?

Is a missed period normal?

It may be, BUT could be pregnancy: Pregnancy is certainly the most common reason for a missed period when sexually active. An anovulatory cycle (your ovary just does not release an egg that month), thyroid conditions, rapid weight fluctuations, extreme exercise, stress, etc. Are all other causes that may be possible. If you are having sex unprotected, check pregnancy tests, otherwise if you miss your next one too, see dr. For eval. ...Read more

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What causes Missed period?

What causes Missed period?

Possible reasons: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem(polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Missed period negative test?

See your doctor.: I assume from your question you had a negative pregnancy test. The menstrual cycle can vary by a few days from month to month, so if your period is only a few days late, i wouldn't worry. However, if your period is delayed by more than just a couple days you should repeat the test and call or visit your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a missed period mean?

Anovulation: If you missed a period and your pregnancy test came back negative, then you most likely had an anovulatory cycle, meaning your ovaries didn't release an egg. This happens from time to time but if consistent, see your doctor because you may have a hormonal imbalance. Consider a birth control consultation to regulate your periods and avoid unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can nortrel cause missed periods?

Nortrel: Any medication conatining Progesterone and estrogen can delay your period. They are components of oral contraceptives and can cause this effect. Always consider pregnancy even thoug taking any hormonal therapy if missed period or any other medical condition. ...Read more

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What is considered a missed period?

What is considered a missed period?

It never came: In hindsight, a missed period would be a late period that never came (even after waiting 2-3 weeks). Some people use the words "late period" and "missed period" to mean the same thing... so a woman might say she has a missed period if her period is a day or two late. The definition isn't written in stone, and that's probably fine. ...Read more

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Why would I have had a missed period?

Why would I have had a missed period?

Many reasons: There are a huge number of reasons too many to list here, but the number one reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Missed period?

What are the tests for Missed period?

Missed period: If sexually active would recommend taking a pregnancy test is period is missed. ...Read more

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Missed period but tests came back neg?

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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What is the cause of my missed period?

What is the cause of my missed period?

Possible 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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Does the EPT work after a missed period?

Yes: It can be used several days prior to period and thereafter. ...Read more

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Missed period. What are possible reasons?

Missed period. What are possible reasons?

Missed period: Pregnany, thyroid dysfunction, elevated prolactin, premature ovarian failure, pituitary disease, abnormal weight gain and/or loss, among other reasons. ...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 for 2 weeks, when do I test?

Missed period for 2 weeks, when do I test?

Now: If you are pregnant, it will show up on a test by now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Perimenopause (Definition)

A condition that occurs when a woman's estrogen levels start to decline, periods become irregular, and hot flashes may begin, accompanied by mood swings and other ...Read more