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I am 40 years old and skipped my period this month. I ...

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I am 40 years old and skipped my period this month. I am definetly not pregnant. I am concerned because my mother was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer. IShould I be concerned?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 8 years ago.

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There are number of reasons of missed periods not just ovarian cancer.

Pregnancy is the most common cause, You said you are sure you are not pregnant but still if there is history of unsafe sex you should rule out pregnancy by doping home pregnancy test after two weeks of missed periods.

Other reason of missed period includes stress, rapid weight loss or gain, illness, drugs , using the Pill , excessive exercise such as road running or severe athletic training, Hormonal imbalance (such as with polycystic ovarian syndrome)

Please consult a doctor for detailed examination if possible an gynecologist.

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