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A 49-year-old member asked:

what to do if i'm one a couple days late in my period. could i be pregnant?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Test: If you're late on your period it's always correct to check a pregnancy test. If your actual age is 49 years old though, it's extremely unlikely you are pregnant. Hope this is good news.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Take a pregnancy: Test to know. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos).

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