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My period hasn’t come – am I pregnant?

An absent period may be a sign that you are pregnant. To confirm whether or not you are pregnant, take a pregnancy test. Our wide selection of high-quality products includes the well-known Clearblue brand of pregnancy tests that will give you fast answers.

What causes you to miss a period?

A missed period is often the first sign that you are pregnant. If your period remains absent, it’s quick and easy to order a pregnancy test online and find out whether you’re pregnant.

Usually, a pregnancy test cannot detect a pregnancy until nine days after intercourse.

A missing period may be due to a failure to ovulate. This, in turn, may result from several different causes, all of which are related to hormonal imbalances. The symptoms of a hormonal imbalance may include late and irregular periods, and some women may not menstruate at all.

Chronic stress or prolonged anxiety can increase the level of the hormone Prolactin. This inhibits the body’s hormone production, which results in women failing to menstruate. Weight loss, obesity or nutritional deficiency may disrupt the body’s ability to keep the menstrual cycle running as usual, meaning skipped periods. Extreme exercise or diets can mean the body’s nutritional levels are too low to maintain a normal menstrual cycle.

A new contraceptive, hormone-based medicine or the morning after pill contain hormones that can may throw the body out of balance. If you have introduced any of these into your system, it may take a while for your body to readjust and reassert its regular cycle. Some gynaecological diseases such as endometriosis, myometritis and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may affect the regularity of menstrual periods.

How do I treat irregular menstruation?

If stress is the reason for your irregular periods, it may be a good idea to try out stress management techniques such as yoga, meditation or relaxation exercises. Birth control methods such as the pill can help you regulate your period. This is only a temporary solution, however, because it only helps you manage when your period comes, but will not solve the problem of why your period was irregular in the first place.

Should I be worried about my missing period?

Missing a period or two or having the occasional late period is nothing to worry about. If, however, your period is delayed for over six months and a test has shown you are not pregnant, you will need to contact a doctor or gynaecologist so they can investigate further.

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