missed period


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missed pe·ri·od

the failure of menstruation to occur in any month at the expected time.

missed period

Etymology: OE, missan, to be lacking; Gk, peri + hodos, way
an unexplained interruption in the menstrual cycle.

missed period

Menstruation not occurring at the time it was expected or regularly occurs monthly.
See also: period
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According to a recent survey conducted by First Response, 85% of women feel that technology that is able to detect pregnancy 6 days before her missed period is important.
Between November 1997 and March 2002, 705 women came to our clinic with a missed period or unwanted pregnancy.
The IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test can be used as early as six weeks following the first day of a missed period and provides results in just 10 minutes.
FIRST RESPONSE GOLD Early Result Digital Pregnancy Test works up to five days before a woman's missed period.
It detects the pregnancy hormone at lower levels than all other tests 5 days sooner than your missed period (based on product labeling).
Missed Period is Second Most Popular Way, According to a National Survey Commissioned by FIRST RESPONSE(R)
The seventh week is before even the second missed period, which is much earlier than can be detected on routine ultrasound scans.
FIRST RESPONSE is so sensitive it can be used five days sooner than the day of the missed period, so you can find out sooner to begin proper prenatal care for your baby.
There's a risk you might be pregnant and tell-tale signs include a missed period, a short, scanty period on your due time of the month, swollen tingling breasts and darkening nipples, passing urine more often than usual, more vaginal discharge than usual, feeling really tired, a strange taste in the mouth, sudden dislike of favourite foods and feeling sick, especially in the morning.
This level is an amount so small it allows a woman to determine if she is pregnant five days sooner than the day of her missed period.