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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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I missed my period I last had intercouse 25 days ago I am spotting (12 days after missed period) Am I pregant?

I missed my period I last had intercouse 25 days ago I am spotting (12 days after missed period) Am I pregant?

Maybe: One can do a pregnancy test to find out. A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a regular period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Light brown spotting once 5 days after missed period. 12 days after missed period slight cramping & brown spotting again. Neg HPT. PeriodAlways reg.

Light brown spotting once 5 days after missed period. 12 days after missed period slight cramping & brown spotting again. Neg HPT. PeriodAlways reg.

Call your physician: If a HPT is negative 7-12 days after missed period likely not pregnant. This would usually eliminate an ectopic (tubal)pregnancy or miscarriage as the cause for your symptoms. There are a number of other causes for abnormal bleeding or missed period including hormonal changes due to stress, exercise or weight loss. If the pain or bleeding increases go to ER to be sure as false (-) HPT
is possible. ...Read more

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Hi Dr... im 11 days late today... I started spotting 3 days after my missed period...it lasted for about 4 days... still no period and negative test.

Hi Dr... im 11 days late today... I started spotting 3 days after my missed period...it lasted for about 4 days... still no period and negative test.

Late 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, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit ...Read more

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I'm VERY regular Latest I've ever been was 5 days late. Today is day 12 after missed period. I have LIGHT pink spotting. Negative prncy test. Thoughts?

I'm VERY regular Latest I've ever been was 5 days late. Today is day 12 after missed period. I have LIGHT pink spotting. Negative prncy test. Thoughts?

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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Aways had reg periods 29 day cycle however nov I missed period dec-feb exactly 34 days apart I received spotting, march spottin @29 days. What causes?

Aways had reg periods 29 day cycle however nov I missed period dec-feb exactly 34 days apart I received spotting, march spottin @29 days. What causes?

Are you sexual activ: Your normal periods stopped in december. If you are sexual active pregnancy test was indicated. The spotting and resumption of menses could indicate early pregnancy termination. If conception is not possible the the question will be if you have other issues like weight gain or loss or start intense exercise. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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I am 4 days late, I had a very light spotting on days 7, 6, 5 days before my missed period I also am having cramps on my left lower side?

I am 4 days late, I had a very light spotting on days 7, 6, 5 days before my missed period I also am having cramps on my left lower side?

Could be pregnant: But could also be a cyst on your left ovary. If it's unusual for your periods to be late, then you should definitely take a pregnancy test. If negative, then see your doctor and request a pregnancy test and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Spotted 5 days before my missed period and no period and still spotting very faint. Is this normal?

Probably not normal: If you are having sexual intercourse with a male partner and are a healthy woman with no medical or surgical history, you may need to a urine or even better a blood pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant...If positive, an urgent pelvic sonogram would be valuable. ...if negative, consult your gynecologist to find out why your cycles have become irregular. ...Read more

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Spotting for 5 days (red/brown) only when I wipe. 24 days past missed period. Negative pt. What's wrong with me? Still no period.

Many possibilities: If your period is 24 days late, you are spotting, and your pregnancy test is negative, it sounds like anovulation. There are a lot of things that can cause you not to ovulate including medicines, diseases like PCOS, thyroid disease, insulin rest/diabetes, pituitary problems, and adrenal problems, stress, weight changes, exercise, diet changes, etc. You do need to look into it since it can b serious ...Read more

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Missed period in three days but I had use condoms and I've been spotting old blood?

Missed period in three days but I had use condoms and I've been spotting old blood?

Common problem: 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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Had my period Dec 19th. Sex on 27th. Three days spotting Jan 4th 2 light one heavier. Missed period yesterday. I'm confused!!!

Had my period Dec 19th. Sex on 27th. Three days spotting Jan 4th 2 light one heavier. Missed period yesterday. I'm confused!!!

Check: Periods do become less regular as menopause approaches and this may be the only reason but pregnancy is also a possibility so, if you have been having unprotected intercourse, check a pregnancy test and, if it is negative and your period still hasn't started, repeat it in 3-5 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause brown spotting for a couple days followed by a missed period 2 weeks later. Took hpt when 1 and 2 weeks late both neg?

What could cause brown spotting for a couple days followed by a missed period 2 weeks later. Took hpt when 1 and 2 weeks late both neg?

Get a blood test: The brown spotting you are describing sounds like implantation bleeding and the missed period 2 weeks later suggests pregnancy. A blood test is much more sensitive than a home pregnancy test. Get a blood test to find out if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Missed period w/dark brown spotting for 6 days last cycle. 1 day late this cycle. 8 Negative HPT since February 1. What could be wrong?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Missed period (13 days late). sex with protection. Fasted during month of missed period. 3 neg tests last test yesterday. Brown spotting. Cramping.?

Missed period (13 days late). sex with protection. Fasted during month of missed period. 3 neg tests last test yesterday. Brown spotting. Cramping.?

Late period: You could be having a late period. Remember a normal cycle can be 21-45 days and last 2-7 days. If you think you are pregnant ask your doctor for a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Used estradiol siphene and ycyst m tablets. Spotting for 10 days around missd period and had periods 16 days aftr missed period. Can I stop medication?

Used estradiol siphene and ycyst m tablets. Spotting for 10 days around missd period and had periods 16 days aftr missed period. Can I stop medication?

More Info: Please give name of medication you are taking with the right spelling so, I can understand. It looks like you are taking birth control pills. If you are taking it to just get your period then yes, you can stop it. If you are taking it for birth control, then No. ...Read more

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1st iui-spotting brownish after 5 days of my missed period, today urine pregnency test shows negative result is there any chance to get pregnent?

1st iui-spotting brownish after 5 days of my missed period, today urine pregnency test shows negative result is there any chance to get pregnent?

When was IUI: The pregnancy test should be done 2-3 weeks after your IUI or on the date your doctor instructed. If it has been 2-3 weeks since your IUI then the current test is likely reliable. Check with your fertility specialist to verify the date of your IUI and what day they wanted you to check a test ...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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Hi I had a question I actually missed my period for 5 days the first day the period didn't show up I took a hpt and it was negative. The 6th day of missed period I started spotting, and it has been only very very light amont of blood for going on 4days.

Hi I had a question I actually missed my period for 5 days the first day the period didn't show up I took a hpt and it was negative. The 6th day of missed period I started spotting, and it has been only very very light amont of blood for going on 4days.

Re do hpt: It would be prudent to repeat the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Missed period should I be concerned I have missed my period for the past month had sex last week and three days later had light spotting for twelve hours didn't even need a pad or tampon. I have now missed another period, should I be concerned with pregna

Missed period should I be concerned I have missed my period for the past month had sex last week and three days later had light spotting for twelve hours didn't even need a pad or tampon. I have now missed another period, should I be concerned with pregna

As: As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can always 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.

There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you have a positive pregnancy test or if you continue to have an irregular cycle, you should give you doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Missed period for 17 days. Preg test negative last week. Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI last month and it caused one day red blood then dark spotting. Am I ok?

Missed period for 17 days. Preg test negative last week. Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI last month and it caused one day red blood then dark spotting. Am I ok?

Yes: Some women will have a light cycle once in a while. I would not worry about it unless you miss your next period. If that happens then I would recommend being seen. ...Read more

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Missed period 4/5, next period was due 4/30, missed that one, light spotting started 5/2 til today doesn't last all day negative test, what's wrong?

Missed period 4/5, next period was due 4/30, missed that one, light spotting started 5/2 til today doesn't last all day negative test, what's wrong?

Many possibilities: Most of which require additional testing such as the pregnancy test was wrong/too early, thyroid dysfunction, etc. Worthwhile to get checked out by an Ob/gyn ...Read more

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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more