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By October 8, 2009 - 4:01pm
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I went to the Dr. at 17 days late and had a blood test they called and said I wasnt pregnant. Ive taken a test here and there at home and negative. I go back to the Dr.tomorrow, what will they most likely be looking for at this point?

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They ran another blood test if thats negative their going to do a vaginal ultasound before giving me the pill to start your period. thanks

October 10, 2009 - 3:56pm
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Let us know what your test results are---we're wishing the best for you!

October 11, 2009 - 12:47pm

Hi, Skylor, and thank you for your question!

First of all, let me pat you on the back for being proactive about this. All is probably well, but it's awesome that you are going back to the doctor today and that they'll check you out. Many women do miss a period or two for no detectable reason, so it's possible that at the end of this all, that's what you'll find out -- that there was no reason, and your period will return as normal somewhere down the road. But in the meantime, let me give you some information that might be helpful.

Amenorrhea is defined as the lack of a menstrual period. Primary amenorrhea is defined as a girl older than 16 whose period hasn't started; secondary amenorrhea is the term used for a woman who has missed three or more periods (for instance, a woman who has stopped having periods altogether because of overexercise or an eating disorder). Your doctor will be looking for any possible reason this could be happening.

Here's some information from our EmpowHer encyclopedia on amenorrhea:


They may test your hormone levels, do another pregnancy test, and ask whether you've been under abnormal levels of stress lately. I assume that they already asked you about any dramatic weight loss or gain, etc? (I also am assuming that you are not on birth control; if you are, you may discuss whether you are on the right birth control for you).

Here is the Mayo Clinic's page on possible causes of amenorrhea (again, which is defined as missing at least three periods, so you're not quite there yet):


Please come back and update us after your doctor's appointment. We'll be very interested to hear what happens!

October 9, 2009 - 9:15am
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