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should i be worried if my period is 5 days late

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Late period: probably hormone related but take a home test just in case
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Daly
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Late menses: The only way to know is to do a pregnancy test.
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sexually active?: If you are sexually active then it would be worth taking a home pregnancy test at this time.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberto
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Do a pregnancy test: Likely you are not pregnant; Condoms usually also have a spermicide manufactured in. Also, sperm only survive up to about 48 hrs, and you would have t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, h ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: If you have been having unprotected sex and your period is late or abnormal the first thing to do is a pregnancy test and you should repeat it in 3-5 ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnancy worries?: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A home urine ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Prob normal: Cycles can vary for all sorts of reasons including increased life stressors. However, followup with another preg test in a few days. May have been to ... Read More

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