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My periods are only 5 days long or don't come at all... Friends are thinking I am pregnant... Could i be? I highly doubt I am pregnant but I do want to know why my periods are the way they are. This all started about 5-6 months ago... My first couple of p

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

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At this point, since it has been 4 months since your last sexual encounter, a pregnancy test will be 97% accurate or better. You should take one to know for sure.
There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, weight loss, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to not have your period or if your periods are becoming irregular, you should contact your doctor.

In brief: At

At this point, since it has been 4 months since your last sexual encounter, a pregnancy test will be 97% accurate or better. You should take one to know for sure.
There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, weight loss, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to not have your period or if your periods are becoming irregular, you should contact your doctor.
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