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A 34-year-old member asked:

my period is 4 days late and i have a bump could it be that i am pregnant?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Really early!: Any time your period is late, you have to consider pregnancy, especially if you are usually very regular. However, it is way too early to have a "bump" from pregnancy if that is the cause. Even so, some women can feel very different as soon as they are pregnant, so if no period, consider pregnancy test! good luck!

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A 22-year-old female asked:

How soon can I positively know if I am pregnant? I am 22 years old. My period's have always been slightly off in terms of exact times of it occurring. However, they have been fairly good with timing being 28-30 days apart. In december, my period ended

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
You : You are correct in thinking that the first test you took may have been a little too early. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. Good luck!
A 20-year-old female asked:

If my period comes on 5 days after its suppose does it mean I am pregnant? I have been showing signs

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Maybe: You could be, but it could also be that you didn't ovulate this month causing a delay in your period. This is very common. Best bet is to confirm things with a pregnancy test since they are so available and cheap these days.
MI
A 24-year-old female asked:

If I am on day 17 of my cycle and my period is expected in 9 more days are there any possible symptoms to tell if I am pregnant before taking a test?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Wait for test : If your pregnnacy hormone is high enough to be giving you symptoms then it certainly would be high enough to be detected by a home pregnancy test.
Palo Alto, CA
A 47-year-old member asked:

I am 54 years old, and my period is 6 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Menopausal changes: The average age of menopause is 51. In our 50's there is greater variability in our cycles (if a woman has cycles) due to hormonal fluctuations. The chances of pregnancy are nearly zero, though not quite. Def of menopause is 1 year w/o a period. Likely your late cycle is due to decreases in hormone production from your ovary. See a doctor if it concerns you, or wait a bit more.
Palo Alto, CA
A 47-year-old member asked:

I am 37 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Take pregnancy test: To know. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, 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. #1 reason is pregnancy.

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