Missed Periods With Negative Pregnancy Test

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Missed Periods With Negative Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy tests have come a long way in terms of accuracy and reliability. Earlier, there were hardly any ways available to women to check if they were pregnant without visiting a doctor. Thanks to the invention of the home pregnancy test in 1976 that helped a woman to know if she is pregnant.

Women’s menstrual cycle is no less than a mystery and a complicated matter to understand. Ideally, we believe if a woman misses her periods, it means she is pregnant. However, this may not be true in every case.

Here are a few of the reasons why periods are late, even if you’re not pregnant.

1. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS)

Women with PCOS experience irregular periods or have fewer periods. PCOS creates hormonal imbalance leading to missed periods even if you are not pregnant. It disrupts the process of ovulation, leading to infertility as well.

 

2. Stress

Stress is every day with everyone, and it leads to several health problems, including missed periods. When a woman is under stress, her body releases a hormone called cortisol, leading to delayed or missed periods. And if the stress continues, a woman can go without periods for a long time, causing more health issues.

 

3. Unhealthy Lifestyle

Several unhealthy lifestyle factors, including a malnutrition diet, too much caffeine intake, poor diet, can lead to missed periods. Additionally, sudden lifestyle changes like too much workouts or overnight shifts can also lead to health issues.

 

4. Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding causes irregularities in the menstrual cycle. Even after the arrival of your baby, your body takes some time to get back to normal. And so it goes with the menstrual cycles, too.
Moreover, the frequency and the duration of breastfeeding also impact the menstrual cycle. ‘


5. Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions create a hindrance to a regular menstrual cycle of a woman. For example, thyroid disease, which causes hormonal imbalance in a woman’s body, can disturb the menstrual cycle.


6. Medicines

Birth control pills usually affect the menstrual cycle in a woman. Other types of medicines like blood pressure medicines or allergy medicines can disturb your periods.

 

The Takeaway

Apart from these reasons, there can be other reasons too for your missed periods. It is always good to recheck for pregnancy after ten days of your missed periods. If your second test also comes negative, seek your doctor’s help immediately.

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