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Reason for missed periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   my period is two weeks late. i have had 4 negative pregnancy tests.. could i still be pregnant?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How is your menstrual cycles regularly?
User :   pretty predictable
User :   i had a baby in march and by may my periods were back to normal
Doctor :  
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When was your last menstrual period?
User :   nov.1
Doctor :   Ok

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Usually what is the duration of your cycle?
User :   about 5 days
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
But the gap between 2 cycles I asked
Doctor :  
like 28 or 30 days?
User :   any where from 30 to 35 days
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   So, your due date is late by a week almost now

Doctor :   Now since you have already done your pregnancy test

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and confirmed it for 4 times almost
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Pregnancy is not of much possibiliy
User :   could it still be too early to detect the hormone?
Doctor :   No

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When was your sexual intercourse from 10-20 november?
User :   not too sure.. my husband and i are only using condoms sometimes
Doctor :   Ok

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Because that is the fertile period
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Hence it happens
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but now I would ask you to wait for 1 more week
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and then repeat the urine pregnancy test
Doctor :   if you do not get your periods by them

User :   i expected my period in the first couple days of dec.. if i am not pregnant what could make me not have a period?
Doctor :   A delayed menses in the first and most common cause

Doctor :   and hence I advise you to wait for 1 more week to get it

User :   what i am asking is what else could make me not have a period?
Doctor :   Pregnancy is the next common cause

Doctor :  
it could be an ectopic which is not detected on urine test
Doctor :  
Only hypothetical
User :   what else besides pregnancy coould effect my cycle like this
Doctor :   Since your cycles are regular, no such gynec problems can be a possibiliy

Doctor :   and hence dont worry in those aspects

User :   in the last couple months i have had insomnia and unexplained anxiety, lack of motivation.. some have suggested it might be thyroid problems
Doctor :   Yes, that is a cause

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but in those cases cycles wont be regular
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like what you are hving
User :   ok
Doctor :   So that is not likely in your case

Doctor :   Is there any other query in your mind?

Doctor :   Now is the time to relax and wait for 1 week

Doctor :  
If there is a doubt
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there are blood tests
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and ultrasound thereafter
User :   nope i think thats it
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User :   done
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