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A 21-year-old female asked:

I'm 6 days late for my period should i be worry?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Don't worry: Most women experience some menstrual irregularity at times. If you have had sexual intercourse in the past month, you should check a pregnancy test. If the pregnancy test is negative and you still have not started your period, check another one in 7 days. In the meantime, take Folic Acid to prevent birth defects, just in case you are pregnant.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

Should I worry about being 5 days late for my period?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Possible pregnancy: This depends on a few things. Being 5 days late could mean you are pregnant. Take a pregnancy test or call your doctor if you are unsure. If you see a pediatrician, call the office if you are unsure what to do. Tell them who you are, and you have a question about your period. Ask to speak to a doctor or a nurse. They are not allowed to share your health information.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How late can my period be before I should worry?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
HPT: If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse, normally have a regular menstrual cycle & have missed your period - it warrants checking it out with a pregnancy test.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

I am six days late from my period does my diabetes have anything to do with that?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Unlikely: Diabetes doesn't typically affect menstrual regularity so if you're late and you've engaged in unprotected intercourse, take a home pregnancy test. If negative, talk to your Family Doc about contraceptive options (assuming that you don't want to become pregnant). If positive, time to start prenatal care. Best to get diabetes under control before attempting pregnancy. Start folic acid while TTC
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Last updated Jul 29, 2015

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