Does missed period always mean pregnancy?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 02/28/2018

Actually, a missed period is one of the most important early signs of pregnancy, yet your period being late does not always translate into you being pregnant. It might be caused by hormonal imbalances, which influence your menstrual cycle by preventing ovulation and subsequently menstruation.

A woman whose period is late can take a pregnant test. If you get a negative result, our advice is that you take another one after 4 to 5 days. If it is negative again, it means that you are not pregnant.

Should your period be missing the following month too, it is strongly recommendable to visit your gynecologist, so that you can have your hormonal levels evaluated with a blood test. If the presence of hormonal alterations is confirmed, your doctor will decide what is the best treatment to regulate your cycles.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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