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Missing Period Means
Not always pregnant: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A visit to one’s Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more
Anovulatory bleeding: If you do not get your period, it does not mean that your uterus is not still responding to hormones produced by your ovaries. The lining can grow and begin to irregularly shed leading to breakthrough bleeding. Given your age (>40), you should go in to your doctor and get this checked out. ...Read more
Not necessarily: One of the benefits of the pill is that it causes the uterine lining to thin, leading to lighter periods. Some women may stop having periods on the pill (although this is rare). If someone on the pill misses a period, she should have a pregnancy test done to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if I have been missing my period(coming late)but after sex i think I am bleeding(red/brown is coming out)?I think i get stressed.
Anovulation: It is common for young women to miss periods, due to anovulation (not releasing an egg in middle of menstrual cycle), especially with excessive stress, weight loss, or exercise. Without a period, the lining of your uterus continues to thicken, and can shed spontaneously, and after sex. However, persistebleeding after sex can also be sign of sti; missed periods can be pregnancy or other condition. ...Read more
Does missing a period and getting it a week later mean pregnant?gf has irregular periods just dont know if missing and getting it a week later is norm
Not necessarily: Many women have occasional variation of their menstrual period timing, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more
What does it mean when i get my period exactly one week early while on birth control, never missing a pill and taking them at the same time every day?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
Can missing a period, having thin hair, and need for sexual desire mean it could be POCS? Currently a virgin and 18 years old. Quite thin too.
Hcg 1> in blood after 3 weeks of missing period mean for sure I am not pergnant so now i can take provera (medroxyprogesterone).Please answer
Missing period, was spotting but not anymore. I been cramping and having pains in my stomach. What does this mean ?
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. See an Obgyn to discuss cycle regulation and irregular periods. ...Read more
What are the major differences between getting your period and missing your period? I had unprotected sex. If I am suppose to get my period about the same time pregnancy would be noticable. I know it is just about having a missed period does that mean t
If : If you are pregnant, you may have a light period or no period at all. As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear that a fertile woman is having a missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. ...Read more
I was on the Depo-Provera shot 2 years without missing a shot. After stopping the shot I got my periods monthly. Does that mean I am able to get pregnant now?
Fertility: You should assume you are fertile now, and plan accordingly. ...Read more
Light Period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more
Lots of things: Irregular periods could be due to stress, exercise, diet changes, medications, to name a few possibilities. I would recommend you wait a couple of cycles to see if this is a pattern. If it continues, or if you have pain or other symptoms, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reasons: Reasons for missed or late periods can include: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders, travel, hormone irregularities, travel, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or medical problem(polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more
Lengthy period: Normal menstrual periods do not last longer than 7 days. Possible causes / risks for excessively long periods include but are not limited to: uterine fibroids, polyps, adenomyosis , endometrial cancer, type i diabetes mellitus, bleeding disorders (l.E., von willebrand dz), clotting problems, infection, ovarian cyst, endometriosis ; hashimoto thyroiditis. ...Read more
NSAID's: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like black cohosh with your dr. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Nsaid’s, warm bath, heating pad & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Get gyn eval – check magnesium & iodine levels & to rule out underlying pathology. ...Read more
Early period: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more
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