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What causes missed periods?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: Missed my period July 7 am I pregnant
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it is possibility

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is possible you are pregnant especially if your periods are normally regular.

Pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy by day 11 to 14 after possible conception. Blood tests can pick up the HCG hormone slightly before this.

If this time frame has passed then you can consider doing a home pregnancy test, if it hasn't it would be best to wait or the result may be falsely negative.

The only way to definitely know if you are pregnant is with the pregnancy test.

If the test is done at the appropriate time and is negative then it is possible that your period is only delayed for a few days, which can occur in many women.

There are some other causes of delayed period such as: emotional stress or illness , physical illness, polycystic ovarian syndrome, abnormal levels of thyroid hormone, high prolactin levels, inadequate diet, extreme exercise regimen

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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What causes missed periods?

Brief Answer: it is possibility Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic It is possible you are pregnant especially if your periods are normally regular. Pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy by day 11 to 14 after possible conception. Blood tests can pick up the HCG hormone slightly before this. If this time frame has passed then you can consider doing a home pregnancy test, if it hasn't it would be best to wait or the result may be falsely negative. The only way to definitely know if you are pregnant is with the pregnancy test. If the test is done at the appropriate time and is negative then it is possible that your period is only delayed for a few days, which can occur in many women. There are some other causes of delayed period such as: emotional stress or illness , physical illness, polycystic ovarian syndrome, abnormal levels of thyroid hormone, high prolactin levels, inadequate diet, extreme exercise regimen I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions