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My period is now nearly a week late but I have been

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My period is now nearly a week late but I have been incredibly stressed lately and I am still experiencing cramping like symptoms as well as headaches and hair loss but I do not know what this means
JA: Have you used any medication for the cramping?
Customer: I took mefenamic acid which I have prescribed for my period cramps but I took that the other day when the pain was more intense however I am still experiencing cramps etc the past couple of days but I have not taken any more of the mefenamic acid or any other pain killer
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the cramping?
Customer: No
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: when I was a couple years younger my periods stopped for around 9 months due to weight loss and potential stressors?

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Stress can disrupt the estrogen progesterone balance resulting in delayed or missed period.

Also if you did not have ovulation during this cycle, you may not get normal period.

Thyroid gland disorder can also cause delayed period, hair loss.

Are you on any oral contraceptive pill?

Best wishes,
Please reply back if you need any further clarification.
It was my pleasure to help you today.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I am not on any oral contraception no
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
would you recommend taking a pregnancy test ?

Yes you should take a pregancy test on first morning urine sample.

Also please get tested for serum TSH, free T4 levels.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
What is serum TSH? Free T4 levels?

They are to check your thyroid function.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Can a thyroid levels function become onset

Yes thyroid hormone deficiency can cause all these symptoms.

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