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A 16-year-old female asked:

my periods have been late and at most five days what does this mean?

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Dr. Richard Wallner
Gynecology 41 years experience
Likely normal, but..: At 16 your ovulation can be irregular, but other hormonal issues may be in play.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Period 5 days late?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Check a HPT: Every woman experiences some change/irregularity in her period at time, especially with illness, medication use, stress, rapid weight loss, endocrine disorder such as thyroid diseases etc. Pregnancy is one reason to miss period and so doing a home pregnancy test can quickly and reliably tell. If negative, recheck in 3-5 days. If pos, congrats. If you are still concnerned, consult doc. Good luck.
A member asked:

For the second month my periods are late what could be the reason? 5 days late? And normally i don't get this late?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Normal variation: Cycles can be affected by medications, stress, illness, and yes, pregnancy. If you are past 40 it is usual to see some changes and irregularities.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Why does the period be late for 2days and come on the 3rd day ?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Ovulation fluctuates: Woman don't ovulate or release an egg from their ovary on exactly the same day every month. Thus the hormones that control timing of your period fluctuate between months.
A 19-year-old female asked:

Is 31 days in between my periods late?

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Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Menses: No. Everyone's cycles are different. Not everyone has exactly 28 day cycles. Anything from 18-35 days is within normal.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Period is late by five days and i feel like it's coming, but its not. Could fatigue be just a symptom of sickness?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Illness can cause : Fatigue. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body wt, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnant.

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