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What Would Cause Me To Miss My Period
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Yes: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more
Missed periods: 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
Yes: Plan b often causes a delay in ovulation. This will cause the period to be delayed. It's common for the cycle to be thrown off for up to 2 months after taking plan b. Be sure to run a pregnancy test 14 days after the accident just to be sure there is no pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: No sexually transmitted disease (STD) is likely to cause a missed period. Other causes are much more likely. But if you think you are at risk for STD -- new partner, partner with other partners, etc -- then for sure get checked. Testing is easy anc quick. Better safe than sorry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello docs. I was wondering can to much morning after pills in one cycle cause me to miss my period ?
Oh my gosh, how many: Times are you using emergency contraceptives? They are not designed to be used as a regular form of birth control. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more
Im 4 days late on my period, took a preg test today, it was negative. If I conceived a week ago would it be too early, but cause me to miss my period?
Maybe too early: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
Hard to know: There are many reports of women having irregular periods when on antibiotics but it is not proven whether there is a relationship; if you are on antibiotics you have an infection & it is hard to know if the delayed period is due to the antibiotics or the infection! but in either case, your experience is not unusual. I hope you are getting adequate treatment for lyme- see comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had mono for two weeks. My last menstrual was oct. 17th. There is no possible way i'm pregnant. Could mono cause me to miss my period twice?
Amenorrhea: Yes. But there are common reasons females miss their periods or do not ovulate. Birth control or other hormones; being sick, being obese, extreme dieting, too much exercise. These are some of the common reasons for missed periods. Do you talk to your girlfriends about this stuff? ...Read more
I have doubled up two days in a row right before my period was to come, on my birth control pill , can that cause me to miss my period?
Birth control: The likelihood is that your period will only be slightly delayed. You should have a normal period otherwise . Good luck and thank you for the question :). ...Read more
Possible: If you take any pill u may not get a period, if u are worried do a home preg test, that is a really old pill, there are much better pills that are lower dose that are safer than that pill, i haven't precribed that one for years. ...Read more
Could starting pilocarpine cause me to miss my period? Blood test done and I am not pregnant. That is the only change.
I have pcos. I'm on 500mg metformin and 100mcg levothyroxine. Can missing doses of my meds cause me to miss my period?
Yes: You likely have to miss more than 1 or 2 pills to cause you to miss your period. Women with pcos often miss periods, though and these medications aren't meant or intended to regulate your periods. At 23, if you're not trying to conceive and if you miss periods, you should be on birth control to help prevent pre-cancer of the uterus. Women with pcos = higher estrogen. ...Read more
Can being diabetic cause me to miss my period every other month? I got tubal ligation so im not pregnant. Just got labs done to see if im diabetic
What can cause me to miss my period last month..Spotted a couple of days and spotting a light brown this month..A little bit of odor and pressure?I have had tubes tied 5 years ago.Negative pregnacy test, blood work and pap smear all from doctor.
Yes: 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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