Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods

Welcome to our Decision Guide about Missed or Irregular Periods.

Many women experience absent, short, skipped or irregular menstrual periods at some point in their lives. Through a series of questions, you will learn about the more common possibilities to explain your personal situation.

The guide's purpose is to provide understanding and advice to women who have irregular menstrual periods or who have missed a period. The Guide should be used as a complement to the care you receive from a health professional. It is not intended to replace direct interaction with your doctor.

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The most common reason for missed, skipped or irregular periods is pregnancy, often an unexpected or unplanned pregnancy.

Do you think you are or could be pregnant?

Yes, I am or may be pregnant.

No, I absolutely know that I am not pregnant.

Skipped and irregular menstrual periods are common shortly after women start having periods and again later in life as they approach menopause.

How old are you?

I am younger than 16 years old.

I am between 16 and 40 years old.

I am over 40 years of age.

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