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What causes a missed period?

By Anonymous September 13, 2010 - 11:34am
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Last month I had my reqular period. It started on August 10th and lasted the same amount of time it usually does. Nothing abnormal about it what so ever. This month I have yet to get my period. I am not sure if it is pregnancy, but me and my fiance have unprotected sex alot. I have a pretty stress free life at the moment, so i have already ruled stress out as being the reason why. Ive had the munchies lately, it seems that i am always hungry. I've woken up with a sore throat the past 2-3 mornings, and this morning i coughed up blood when i was clearing my throat. Could this be pregnancy? And when should i take a home pregnancy test? I really dont know what to think at this point. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Hi Anonymous

Thanks for your question!

One of the main reasons for a lack of period is pregnancy so since your last one was on August 10th, you should go and test now, especially if you and your fiance are having a lot of unprotected sex.

A sore throat or coughing up blood is not an indicator of pregnancy although you may want to call your doctor about this.

I hope this helps - good luck to you!


September 13, 2010 - 12:25pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

I just took a pregnancy test, one of the $1.00 ones from dollar general, and it said negative. Does that mean I am not pregnant? I was told that I should wait atleast a week after my missed period before I take a home pregnancy test. Is this true? Would a blood test be more accurate? If so, how much do they cost, and where would I go to get one?

September 13, 2010 - 7:34pm
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A home pregnancy test should be accurate once you miss your expected period. A blood test may be more accurate, and you can get this at your doctor's office. Costs vary depending on the lab; you can call your doctor's office for this information.

You may choose to take another home pregnancy test in one week if your period still does not begin.

September 14, 2010 - 2:28pm
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