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Is late menstruation the same thing as missed menstruation?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Depends

Sort of. Both imply a change in a menstrual pattern.
Late implies it arrived, just after the anticipated date. Missed is by definition, one that never arrived. It's a bit of word play, since both require a pregnancy test to see if that's the cause. It is always important to keep a menstrual calender to follow your menstrual pattern.

In brief: Depends

Sort of. Both imply a change in a menstrual pattern.
Late implies it arrived, just after the anticipated date. Missed is by definition, one that never arrived. It's a bit of word play, since both require a pregnancy test to see if that's the cause. It is always important to keep a menstrual calender to follow your menstrual pattern.
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