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By December 1, 2016 - 8:04am
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hi! M a 35 yr old mother of two kids. Having a history of hypothyroidism & two missed abortions as well. Right now i m pretty much worried abt my delayed periods. As my last menses date was 20th oct.2016 & i m still waiting fr my nxt periods till yet... though me n my hubby r habitual of playing safe but still v dnt take any kinda contraceptive (rather v prefer to ejaculate outside my body) ... due to the thyroid malfunctioning i often face a little delay in my monthly periods but it hardly get delayed more thn 6-8days & this time i m overdue by more thn straight 10days, thtz really something fishy! actually i m not ready to carry any more pregnancy.... plzzzzzzzzz help me out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hello snq,

Welcome again to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us with your concern.

Since you have never been this late before, please take a home pregnancy test. Purchase an early response test, just to be sure. Test in the morning. Use the urine when you first wake up and use the bathroom.

Schedule an appointment with your gynecologist, regardless if the result is negative or positive.

If you and your husband have decided that you do not want to have any more children, think about permanent sterilization- you could have a tubal ligation or he can have a vasectomy.

Keep us updated,

December 1, 2016 - 9:12am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanx Maryann fr ur prompt reply. Wud u mind elaborating the contraceptive means u suggested in ur msg (to make it easier to understand)??? As well as kindly dnt forget to tell me the detail repercussions of these preventive measures too.
Snq :)

December 1, 2016 - 11:10pm
Guide (reply to snq)

Hello snq,

A tubal ligation — also known as having your tubes tied or tubal sterilization — is a type of permanent birth control. During a tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy.

A tubal ligation disrupts the movement of the egg to the uterus for fertilization and blocks sperm from traveling up the fallopian tubes to the egg. A tubal ligation doesn't affect your menstrual cycle.

A tubal ligation can be done at any time, including after childbirth or in combination with another abdominal surgical procedure, such as a C-section. It's possible to reverse a tubal ligation — but reversal requires major surgery and isn't always effective.

Vasectomy is a form of birth control for men that is meant to be permanent.

During vasectomy, a health care provider closes or blocks the tubes that carry sperm. When the tubes are closed, sperm cannot leave a man's body and cause pregnancy.

Hope this is helpful,

December 2, 2016 - 9:55am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

ok... thanx alot dear... ur answer is pretty satisfactory...
right now i hv got my delayed periods...
but therez 1 more thing to ask tht is it possible to hv a normal pregnancy along with regular periods too????? mean to ask that can i be pregnant with monthly presence of my menses as well? coz i m feeling a distinct reduction in my regular flow since last 2/3 months & my body size is increasing gradually (but no other symptoms of pregnancy r present till yet)

December 5, 2016 - 10:16pm
Guide (reply to snq)

Hello snq,

A woman may have spotting during her pregnancy. This must be mentioned to the obstetrician.

You would not have a normal period each month and still maintain the pregnancy. When you have your period, the lining of the uterus is shed and passes out of your body. When you are pregnant, the developing fetus is attached to the lining of the uterus.

Please consider scheduling an appointment with your gynecologist.


December 6, 2016 - 10:04am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

thanx dear! :-*

December 8, 2016 - 9:08pm
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