Jan 3rd, 2010 - 00:09:53
I have missed my period for the past 4 months and every month I've done a home pregnancy test and it's been negative. Last month I got a blood test done and it came back negative. I have a history of irregular periods, but not like this. I don't know what to do. Should I get tested again? I know this is not normal.Should I be worried?
In order to make a diagnosis in a case like this, more information is needed; for example, age, other health problems, medications taken, current stressors, etc. There are a lot of potential explanations, including major emotional stress, premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid problems, pituitary problems, recent major illness, excessive exercise or weight loss, etc. You really need to go to a medical doctor and have a complete age-appropriate physical with labwork, including thyroid testing,comprehensive chemistry profile, and complete blood counts, as well as possibly further endocrine testing depending on the results of the initial history and physical and initial lab tests.
Dr. Robert J. Butler graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1982. He was on the clinical faculty of the University of Alabama School Of Medicine from 1987-1996. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Butler is married, and father of 11 children, the youngest of which is expected next spring. He has a solo private practice of Internal Medicine in Merced, CA.
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