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period came 3 weeks late, and only lasted 3 days instd of 7. 1st day light 2-3rd day heavy bleeding with lil clots neg pregnancy tst? what could it b

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Late period: Reasons for 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). Pregnancy is #1 reason.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Abnormal normal: Periods can vary quite a bit even when you've "always" had a certain type of period. Normal can encompass early or late by a few days; shorter or longer periods; light to heavy bleeding. Causes can include anything that alters your hormones - illness, stress, antibiotics. If your periods continue to become more erratic after 2-3 months then it is time to see a GYN doctor.

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Canada
A female asked:

Can i still be pregnant if i spotted light brown 4 days before period due, heavy bleeding for 1 day, medium flow next day, then stopped suddenly?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Abnormal menses: Pregnancy is a strong possibility. Check a home urine test.
Australia
A female asked:

Period came 3 weeks late, but only lasted 3 days. 1st day light 2-3rd day heavy bleeding. Could i be pregnant even though i bled?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Possibly: If your cycle was abnormal, it would be worthwhile checking a pregnancy test and following up with your doctor.
Australia
A female asked:

Period came 3 weeks late, but only lasted 3 days instd of 7. 1st day light 2-3rd day heavy bleeding with lil clots Could i be pregnant even tho i bled?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Reproductive age: Assuming you are within the reproductive age group indeed you could possibly be pregnant. There are also other reasons for alterations in the pattern. Are you trying? Do you have any symptoms? If not trying, did you have unprotected intercourse? Doing a home pregnancy test would help give you an answer.
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Provided original answer
There are many reasons. Recent intercourse followed by bleeding from a more vascular cervix, for example. Look for a positive test and then make your first appointment. Good luck!
Aug 27, 2014

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