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2 Potential Missed Period Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Possible Pregnancy

    In women of reproductive age, symptoms including missed period, weight gain, and nausea are indicative of pregnancy.

    9 months

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea or vomiting, stomach bloating, bloody vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding
    Symptoms that always occur with possible pregnancy:
    missed period
    Symptoms that never occur with possible pregnancy:
    painful urination, severe abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Ectopic Pregnancy

    Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. The vast majority of ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tubes.

    Treatment depends on how far the pregnancy has progressed but in all cases leads to the termination of the embryo.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea or vomiting, vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, moderate abdominal pain
    Symptoms that never occur with ectopic pregnancy:
    post-menopausal
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Missed Period

  • Q.How many sexual partners have you been with?
  • Q.Do you have sexual relations with men, women, or both?
  • Q.Did your symptoms worsen or start after sex?
  • Q.Did you lose weight on purpose?

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Missed Period Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced missed period have also experienced:

    • 25% Missed Period
    • 12% Hair Loss
    • 12% Bloody Nose
  • People who have experienced missed period had symptoms persist for:

    • 63% Over a Month
    • 14% Less Than a Week
    • 10% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced missed period were most often matched with:

    • 12% Possible Pregnancy
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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