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What causes delayed periods?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Question: I missed missed my period by 2 days now, I have every pregnancy symptom in the book, I did hpt all negative took a blood test today and my results were less 1
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
NO PREGNANCY DUE TO NEGATIVE TEST.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments:

1) NEGATIVE home pregnancy test and blood test for beta-hCG (less than 1) EXCLUDE pregnancy completely.

2) Late period may be due to hormonal imbalance, mental stress, emotional upset, irregular diet habit, high prolactin level, over weight or extreme loss, pelvic infection etc.

You may require one pelvic ultrasound scan and complete hormone test to rule out the underlying cause & confirm the diagnosis in absence of period. You must consult with your local GYNECOLOGIST regarding this.

3) You should wait at least 1 week to get period naturally. If you don't get it, then progesterone pill Like Norethisterone can be given to induce period. Kindly, procure a complete prescription from your doctor.

4) In addition, you would take healthy diet (LOW CARBOHYDRATE) with more green vegetables, drink more water, keep bowel habit regular, avoid mental stress by meditation or yoga, control body weight by regular physical exercise and maintain genital hygiene properly.

Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Regards,
Dr Soumen

For future query, you can directly approach me through

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. S Patra (19 minutes later)
What would make my stomach bloat and swell? could I have maybe conceived within the last week or so and maybe just to early to detect? is any level of HcG hormone normal in non pregnant women? Why would my boobs swell look and feel bigger and nipples getting darker?
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME CAN CAUSE ABOVE FEATURES.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for follow up queries.

1) Serum beta-hCG starts to rise 10 days after conception. At this stage (2 days missed period), beta-hCG level will be high enough and NOT less than 1.

2) If your previous cycle was IRREGULAR, then you can repeat blood test for beta-hCG after ONE week to clear doubt regarding pregnancy.

3) Normal beta-hCG level of Non-Pregnant women is 0-5 mIU/ml. An hCG level of less than 5mIU/ml is considered NEGATIVE for pregnancy and above 25mIU/ml is considered POSITIVE for pregnancy.

4) Premenstrual Syndrome may be associated with above said features in the absence of pregnancy. You must wait at least ONE week to get period naturally.

Hope, it helps for you. Kindly, close the discussion.

All the best and good luck.

Regards,
Dr Soumen
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What causes delayed periods?

Brief Answer: NO PREGNANCY DUE TO NEGATIVE TEST. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments: 1) NEGATIVE home pregnancy test and blood test for beta-hCG (less than 1) EXCLUDE pregnancy completely. 2) Late period may be due to hormonal imbalance, mental stress, emotional upset, irregular diet habit, high prolactin level, over weight or extreme loss, pelvic infection etc. You may require one pelvic ultrasound scan and complete hormone test to rule out the underlying cause & confirm the diagnosis in absence of period. You must consult with your local GYNECOLOGIST regarding this. 3) You should wait at least 1 week to get period naturally. If you don't get it, then progesterone pill Like Norethisterone can be given to induce period. Kindly, procure a complete prescription from your doctor. 4) In addition, you would take healthy diet (LOW CARBOHYDRATE) with more green vegetables, drink more water, keep bowel habit regular, avoid mental stress by meditation or yoga, control body weight by regular physical exercise and maintain genital hygiene properly. Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query. Wish your good health and take care yourself. Regards, Dr Soumen For future query, you can directly approach me through http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=63326