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What else can cause a missed period besides pregnancy? I am 2 weeks late and the tests are negative. I have several personal problems and stress.

What else can cause a missed period besides pregnancy? I am 2 weeks late and the tests are negative. I have several personal problems and stress.

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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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the causes of a missed period besides pregnancy?

What are the causes of a missed period besides pregnancy?

Late ovulation: Late ovulation, hands down, is the most frequent reason for a late period (period starts late.) for a missed period (doesn't come at all,) pregnancy is top of the list, but weight loss/gain, some medicines, ovarian failure/menopause are also possible (as well as others.). ...Read more

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What are the causes of a missed period besides pregnancy?

What are the causes of a missed period besides pregnancy?

Reasons....: 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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What other things can cause a missed period besides pregnancy?

What other things can cause a missed period besides pregnancy?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Missed Periods... Are there any other ways women can miss their periods...opposite- •stress, & •pregnancy?

Missed Periods... Are there any other ways women can miss their periods...opposite- •stress, & •pregnancy?

Missed periods: Yes. Excessive stress. Excessive exercise that drops body fat to certain percentage can make your period stop. Malnutrition. And of course pregnancy. Hope this helps. Dr R. ...Read more

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I missed periods for 10 days I did urine and blood test and both came negative but I still miss my periods does the blod pregnancy test is accurate?

I missed periods for 10 days I did urine and blood test and both came negative but I still miss my periods does the blod pregnancy test is accurate?

It should be: Accurate at that point. 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 is pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long after brown spotting and missed period, should you take a pregnacy test?

How long after brown spotting and missed period, should you take a pregnacy test?

First day: Most of the new pregnancy tests will be quite accurate on the first day of first missed period. But missed period and brown discharge would not nesseserily mean pregnancy and can be caused by infection. ...Read more

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Ho many weeks will I know if im pregnanty after my first missed period how many weeks will it take to show in a home urine test?

Ho many weeks will I know if im pregnanty after my first missed period how many weeks will it take to show in a home urine test?

Hello.: Hello. Often you get can positive result the day you miss your period. However, sometimes even if you are pregnant, the HCG level is not high enough to trigger a positive result. In that situation, you can repeat the test in seven days or less. There is also an early test which can be used prior to missing your period. ...Read more

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What should I do about missed periods? I haven't had my period for 7 months and negative pregnacy test what should I do?

What should I do about missed periods? I haven't had my period for 7 months and negative pregnacy test what should I do?

Need to see dr: This is abnormal. You may have a hormonal disruption or imbalance; or an ovarian cyst, could be a thyroid problem, or could be stress related. You need an examination, some lab testing and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a missed period. I done a home pregnency test 1 week later after my missed period. But it signals negetive. Am I pregnet or not? Please help.

I have a missed period. I done a home pregnency test 1 week later after my missed period. But it signals negetive. Am I pregnet or not? Please help.

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Missed period im going on 2 days late it's 31/32 days since last period and it still hasn't come took a pregnacy test and it was negative. Meaning??

Missed period im going on 2 days late it's 31/32 days since last period and it still hasn't come took a pregnacy test and it was negative. Meaning??

May be nothing/or: Home pregnancy tests can be falsely negative early in a pregnancy because they depend on chemicals made by the implanting/developing embryo. An early morning concentrated specimen is most likely to be accurate, but repeat testing may give you a clearer answer. A few days delay may be unusual for you but may be just a fluke event. ...Read more

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How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

When it is missed: A home pregnancy test can be taken when menses are missed. If it is negative and no menses after 1 week, repeat the test. Repeat the following week if necessary. ...Read more

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How many days after a missed period should I get a blood test for pregbancy?

How many days after a missed period should I get a blood test for pregbancy?

Same day: You can wait longer but a serum (blood) test is reliable even a day or two before the expected missed period. ...Read more

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Missed period 6 days late im always regular never late I've been having really bad headaches mood swings took pregnacy test came back negative?

Missed period 6 days late im always regular never late I've been having really bad headaches mood swings took pregnacy test came back negative?

Check up: Hi. Go in to see your doctor. It could be a bad case of pms or it could be something else, getting a checkup could be a lifesaver, especially if you are trying to get pregnant. Best wishes to you. ...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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Hi doctor, I have tested thrice with pregency kit and all r positive but no other signs of pregency except missed period which is late by 3 days now, ?

Congratulations: Some women never experience those "classic" early pregnancy symptoms or they might not appear until weeks 6 yo 8 (if at all). ...Read more

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No missed period. I've experienced dry heaving, feeling queezy, sore feet, emotional & very tired. Could these be early pregnacy symptoms?

No missed period. I've experienced dry heaving, feeling queezy, sore feet, emotional & very tired. Could these be early pregnacy symptoms?

Pain: These could be early pregnancy symptoms but they also could be related to stomach problems as well. It would be impossible to diagnose your condition on the internet and I would therefore recommend you seek advice from your primary care physician or through the er if the symptoms progress fast. ...Read more

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Missed periods 20th june. Had unprotected sex last week, Is there a chance of conception. PregnancyT negative, best time to take PTest after ejaculation?

Missed periods 20th june. Had unprotected sex last week, Is there a chance of conception. PregnancyT negative, best time to take PTest after ejaculation?

Yes: Urine pregnancy tests generally become positive within about 1 week of conception but hormonal levels vary and sperm live for three days so if you have not had another period in a week I would repeat the test. If you are not trying to become pregnant, use condoms or consult your provider for contraception.Irregular periods can be a sign of many things. I suggest talking to your health care provider. ...Read more

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Sir, My wife missed periods on June 10. But still no periods occurred. Copper T was removed on may 12. Also we had intercourse on may9.Pregnency??

Sir, My wife missed periods on June 10. But still no periods occurred. Copper T was removed on may 12. Also we had intercourse on may9.Pregnency??

Maybe: But since her period was missed on June 10, her ovulation would have occurred about May 26. If you were sexually active then, then it is possible. ...Read more

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Missed periods. If I concieve now, with TSH 18 (last report 20 days back), by taking more dose of tablet, can I have a safe pregnency & healthy baby?

Missed periods. If I concieve now, with TSH 18 (last report 20 days back), by taking more dose of tablet, can I have a safe pregnency & healthy baby?

Ideally your: Thyroid level should be normal before conception, but decisions about replacement should be left to your doctor. Don't adjust the dose by yourself. ...Read more

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Getting pegnancy symptoms, 3rd day of missed periods. Negative home strip test. Found occult blood in urine?

Getting pegnancy symptoms, 3rd day of missed periods. Negative home strip test. Found occult blood in urine?

SEE THE DOCTOR: Having blood in the urine is not normal. Check a quantitative pregnancy test (more specific than home tests). ...Read more

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On top of pregnancy and anorexia, what causes you to miss a period?

On top of pregnancy and anorexia, what causes you to miss a period?

Some 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

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