A 30-year-old female asked:
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about 8 weeks late, haven't had any pregnancy test yet. just started what appears to be period. is this possible? was i not pregnant all this time?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: If you did not have unprotected sex since your last period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. The late period may have been due to hormonal imbalance. You should do a pregnancy test to settle the issue. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex.
Answered on Aug 11, 2015
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