I haven't had a period since December 25 (first day of last period) and i have been having morning sickness, abdominal pains, tender breasts, the works. But i just started my period. I'm confused. Can you help me please??
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. Thereâs a possibility of pregnancy in view of the long absence of periods (amenorrhoea).
For the same, Iâll suggest doing urine for pregnancy test or the serum beta HCG test for the confirmation of the same.
In case, it is positive, then thereâs a likelihood of the present periods actually being an abortion. If the pregnancy test is negative, then other causes of the delayed periods should be looked into.
It can happen because of hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis.
Confirmation can be done by an ultrasound uterus. Not only it clears the status of pregnancy but also can help in diagnosing medical conditions causing delayed periods.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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