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my period is 3 days late should i be worried

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: A few days here and there with menstrual cycles is nothing to worry about. Stress is a well known modifier. Assuming you haven’t had unprotected sex r ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Periods: It is completely normal to have some slight variation of your menstrual cycles from month to month. As long as you are not pregnant this is nothing t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely pregnant, : unless it occurred during this cycle, a urine pregnancy test could be useful. Irregular ovulation is next most likely reason for a late period. You ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Check a test: Take a pregnancy test. Take prenatal vitamins daily in any event.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Light period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in earl ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, that is not: Normal. Please advise your gynecologist.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There are variations in the length of the cycle. A few days earlier or later are not usually a problem, especially in your forties.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Period late: If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse then you should worry. If period does not start within a week or so, start doing home pregnancy test w ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Margaret ONeill
35 years experience Gynecology
Not necessarily: A normal menstrual cycle can be anywhere from 21 to 35 days. Most women have their cycles fairly regularly and predictably, but a 3 day variation is ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
No: For your own satisfection repeat pregnancy test in 2 weeks.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
We do not guess: We never guess when it comes to pregnancy. If your period is delayed please go get a pregnancy test.
A female asked:
Dr. Carl kgabo Tabane
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Home Pregnancy test: Are you on any contraceptives? Can you provide the exact dates? Take a home pregnancy test.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: If your cycle was running longer than the usual 28 days you could certainly be at risk. A blood test would probably be positive by now if you are pre ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : That is very common and quite normal.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Monitor: It is possible that you just started a period 3 days early and that it was light this month. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a hom ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Take a test: You should take a home pregnancy test. If you engage in behaviors that puts you at risk for pregnancy (you've had sex recently), an irregular cycle ma ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irergular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
When in doubt: just check pregnancy test. And if you are still not bleeding normally and second pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. Having unprot ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nastaran Foyouzi-yousefi
27 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy test: You can check the pregnancy test but if it was negative do not become disappointed since results based on your ovulation date. If you have a regular p ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Preganacy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. These become positive at about the time youd start your next expected period. If ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Any time you have unprotected sex you are at risk for pregnancy. You should be tested.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The ... Read More

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