A missed period can trigger extremes of emotions in a woman.
The first impression triggered by missed periods in women is the possibility of pregnancy. This may be a very relieving thought for those women seeking to be pregnant.
However, a missed menstrual cycle bleeding may bring some anxiety in women who do not want to be pregnant.
In some cases,it is not pregnancy but the fear of having an underlying disease interfering with their menstrual cycle.
Whatever the case, I know you can vividly remember the first time in your life you noted a missed menses if ever as yet. We will see together in this article common causes other than pregnancy and what to do.
The expression 'missed period' is basically absence of menstruation or amenorrhea. However, its usage amongst women is specific. It is often used when a woman first notices that menses have failed to occur when they were expected to. It is this first absence of menses that either triggers joy or anxiety depending on whether pregnancy is desired!
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3. Remember also that periods are often irregular during the first few years after menstruation starts until the hormones of menstruation get stabilized and also the time shortly before menopause.
For more on the correct definition of amenorrhea or absence of menses, including the two types, please read absence of menstruation.
If you have not had your periods for more than two months, and a pregnancy test is negative, read more about secondary amenorrhea to know the different potential causes.
Why have I not had my period yet? First things first! Pregnancy should be the first possibility in all sexually active women and it should be excluded before any other possible causes be explored.
Common day-to-day causes include the following( Please see follow the link above for a more extensive presentation of the common causes)
You can also read amenorrhea causes to learn more about the causes of missed periods for several months.
What should you do when you first notice your menses do not come as expected? Do not freckle! The most important things are to take a breadth, relax and think about it for a while and make sure it is not a pregnancy! Always do a pregnancy test to settle the issue of pregnancy upfront. These could be done after 10 days of ovulation.
Usually, if the pregnancy test is negative, and the there is no other symptom associated with the missed period, there is most often no emergency in it. Simply relax and try to figure out if any of the common causes may be the reason. Lifestyle adjustment including relaxation or reduction of the intensity of exercise may help.
Seek medical care
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