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A 49-year-old member asked:

my period is about a week and a half latebesides pregnancy what could be the cause of this?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Reasons: 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can i get pregnant after havng my period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: You always have to rule out pregnancy. Get a home pregnancy test. They should turn positive about the time you're a week late. If it's negative, repeat it and call your doctor.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can i get pregnant 14days to my period?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
That's the best time: Women tend to ovulate 14 days before their periods, so that is a great time to try to get pregnant.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can i get pregnant 10days before my period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: 10 days beofre your period starts is close to when you would have ovulated and you are certainly at risk of pregnancy if you had unprotected sex.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can i get pregnant 13days after my period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Quite possibly.: That is a fertile time if you have a 28 day period.
A 23-year-old female asked about a female:

Can I get pregnant on my period?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Unlikely : Very unlikely, the eggs usually are not ready to be released yet on your period but it depends how many days your period lasts.

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