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Why is my period late?

By Anonymous October 18, 2015 - 8:21am
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So I have my period every month, but it is usually a week late. I had sex with my then boyfriend in August. I had a heavy period in September, but I haven't had one in October. I am now two almost three weeks late. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative..and I have had PMS Symptoms like mood swings, head aches, and food aversions/getting full easily(Like I could eat a muffin and be full for the whole day), but no period. I looked up reasons why my period could be late, but I don't really match up to any of them...can anyone help me?

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Suddenly missing a period, coupled with multiple PMS symptoms can be caused by something as simple as hormonal imbalances, or something more serious such an ovarian cyst.
Since its not easy to diagnose by simply looking at the symptoms I suggest that you see a gynecologist. Red flag to look for is a doctor who immediately prescribes taking birth control pills without an examination. This is very common because it is the fastest and cheapest treatment for irregular periods. However, if your irregular period is caused by something more serious than hormonal imbalanced, like anemia, it would be missed without a complete examination. So three things I suggest you have is a pap smear, be tested for anemia and ovarian cysts.
Gynecologists will usually not do any of these unless you ask for them, so I highly suggest you do if you decided to see a doctor.

October 18, 2015 - 1:28pm
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