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I am 44 years old and typically have normal cycles with no

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I am 44 years old and typically have normal cycles with no previous symptoms of menopause
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Customer: sorry clicked the wrong button. I am day 34 of my cycle. I have not had a period since 11/29/2016. I typically have a 28-29 day cycle. Do not take birth control either. Just concerned as to whether or not I may be pregnant?????
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

Have you done a pregnancy test?

Are you exposed to unprotected sex?

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

If you are exposed to unprotected sex, a blood test is necessary in the first week of missed period to know exactly about the pregnancy. Home urine pregnancy test are not sensitive enough to detect the pregnancy hormone in the first week of missed period. Only blood test can exactly tell whether you are pregnant or not.

The other way is to wait for further 5 days and if your period does not come, you may do a home pregnancy test again, which in the second week is able to tell with reasonable certainty as pregnancy hormone is raised in urine, by this time.

Apart from pregnancy, there are other causes of missed or delayed periods also;

1) Ovarian hormone dysfunctions

2) Thyroid hormone abnormalities

3) Stress, anxiety, emotional disorders

4) Sudden weight loss or gain

5) Excessive physical activity

6) Hyperprolactinemia

Read the resource under the heading secondary amenorrhea;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/amenorrhea/DS00581/DSECTION=causes

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