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

Menstruation not occurring at the time it was expected or regularly occurs monthly.
See also: period
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Knowledge regarding missed period 162 (64.8%) 88 (35.2%) as the early sign of pregnancy Knowledge Regarding Functions of Uterus a.
In a study of daily urine HCG levels in 136 women, implantation occurred anywhere from 7 days before the missed period to it or more days afterward.
Experts believe it is likely the Countess of Wessex knew she was expecting - as most ectopic pregnancies are discovered in the first two months after conception, following a missed period.
These are likely attributable to early pregnancy loss, a source of increased hCG on and before the days of the missed period (3, 4).
* Signs of pregnancy include a missed period, nausea and/or vomiting, sore or swollen breasts, urinating more than usual and feeling tired all the time.
When RU-486, the "missed period" drug, becomes available, women and girls may obtain shots at thousands of doctors' offices, where they will be invisible among other patients.
Because of France's legal requirement of a one-week waiting period before any abortion, it means that a woman must present herself at a clinic within two weeks after a missed period. Of the women who qualify for the RU 486 procedure, 90 percent choose it.
For women in developed countries, RU 486 does away with the physical and emotional pain of surgical abortion; if she takes the drug soon after a missed period, a woman will never know whether she was pregnant.
Companies marketing the tests claim up to 99 percent accuracy, as early as six to nine days after a missed period. But are the tests as reliable as they claim?
Women should be encouraged to visit a health centre after a missed period for early diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy and prompt conservative medical management.
However, only those who have made regular payments for the nine consecutive months prior to the missed period are allowed this privilege.
A molar pregnancy will present the same symptoms as a normal pregnancy during the first trimester - the woman will experience fatigue, tender breasts, nausea and vomiting and a missed period.