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Question: MISSED PERIOD due to Conception or IRON deficieny?

 dim - Mon May 11, 2009 12:29 am

Dear Doctor,
last month i had intercourse during 1st day of my period,(suffered lot of pain/cramps afterwards). now its bn over 15 days since my normal period date & i did not have period. im anxious as if im pregnant! as im not married & don't wish to conceive now. i was detected for THYROID 6 months earlier and i was on medicine for same alongwith folic acid medicine as i was also having IRON DEFICIENCY. Discontinued these since last 3 months.

So i wud like to know if my MISSED PERIOD is due to iron deficiency in my body or is it because i might be pregnant ? however i have taken pregnancy test 3 times bt it has come negative always. shud i wait for my next period date or go for sonography ? please advice..
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:44 am

User avatar Hello,
Having sex while on your period is a relatively safe time for it since it is the least likely time of the month that you might ovulate. This fact, along with three tests give me confidence you are not pregnant. There are other hormonal disorders (pituitary, thyroid) that can affect your period as well as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, etc. Many women randomly miss a period or more than a few in their lives just due to hormonal fluctuation, not ovulating, or they could be stressed - physically or emotionally.

You can probably just watch and wait on this one.

Best wishes.


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