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About how long after my skipped period should I start to think about a pregnancy?

About how long after my skipped period should I start to think about a pregnancy?

How about now....: If you are normally regular and now you missed your period, your chance if pregnancy is high if you have been having relations wiithout protections/the pills. Home pregnancy is quick, simple and highly accurate--usually it can dectect pregancy within the the week of missing your period..Or about 2-3 wks from date of conception. Consult your doc and good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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How long am i suppose to wait before i start worrying about a late period?

How long am i suppose to wait before i start worrying about a late period?

Take HPT now.: 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. ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait after missing my period to see a doctor?

Missed period.: Check a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. If you miss 3 mos. Contact your gyn. If you are missing periods and have significant sxs - be seen sooner. ...Read more

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I have not started my period. I'm about a week late. I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. How long should I wait to take another?

I have not started my period. I'm about a week late. I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. How long should I wait to take another?

Another week: Wait another week, then repeat the hpt. If still negative, wait to see if period comes next cycle. If not, consult your gyn. ...Read more

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How long after fertility period can i take a pregnancy test i heard ten day just wanted to be sure?

How long after fertility period can i take a pregnancy  test i heard ten day just wanted to be  sure?

Home test: Not sure what "fertility period" means, but a home pregnancy test is reliable 1) 1-2 days before the expected period, or 2) 11-12 days after a certain ovulation. Hope this helps, good wishes! ...Read more

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On average, how long does stress delay a period? When should I worry about pregnancy?

On average, how long does stress delay a period? When should I worry about pregnancy?

With unprotected sex: Anytime you have unprotected sex -- meaning without condoms or another form of birth control -- pregnancy is possible. In fact, pregnancy is the most common cause for missed menstrual periods, although menstrual cycle can vary from month to month sometimes. If you've missed your period by a week, I suggest a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What do the experts think, should my period start again after being bulimic for a few months?

What do the experts think, should my period start again after being bulimic for a few months?

It can, but: Get help asap. You need to meet with a psychologist and or psychiatrist, nutritionist, consider day or evening or inpatient programs. Bulimia is a serious illness and to get back on track get the best therapy available. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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I don't know when my next period is going to be, so should I still wait to insert my NuvaRing or will it give me a period after three weeks?

I don't know when my next period is going to be, so should I still wait to insert my NuvaRing or will it give me a period after three weeks?

Nuvaring: If you know you are not pregnant you can start Nuvaring whenever you like. You have a period during the week that you remove it. If you are not starting after your period (which is fine) then use condoms for two weeks before relying on Nuvaring exclusively ...Read more

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Do I have to take a pregnancy test when my period is about to come or maybe a week before my period?

Do I have to take a pregnancy test when my period is about to come or maybe a week before my period?

When period is due: Urine pregnancy test measure presence of a hormone called human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg). This hormone is produced by the placenta shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining and builds up rapidly in your body in the first few days of pregnancy. This typically occurs 2 weeks after conception so it is recommended that you wait until at least one day after you miss your period. ...Read more

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I had a pregnancy loss at 22,weeks after Pprom a week before. How long should I wait to TTC I am 34 and would it happen again?

I had a pregnancy loss at 22,weeks after Pprom a week before. How long should I wait to TTC I am 34 and would it happen again?

Pprom: Sorry to hear of this. The causes of PPROM are varied. But as soon as your have your first period you can try to conceive again because you will be at your most fertile. Since we don't know the cause of the PPROM I cannot guess if it may happen again. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I miss my period?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I miss my period?

Dont wait: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You can test today if you are already late for your period ...Read more

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I haven't had a period for 3 months. I stopped taking my birth control about that time. Is it normal to take this long to get my period again?

I haven't had a period for 3 months. I stopped taking my birth control about that time. Is it normal to take this long to get my period again?

Not uncommon: After stopping birth control pills it could take up to 3 months for normal cycles to restart. If they don't restart after 3-4 months, should see gyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after my last period.

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after my last period.

Pregnancy test: Generally wait for 7-10 days after missed period to do home pregnancy test. If negative, wait few more days & repeat. If still negative & certain you're pregnant, see ob/pcp for blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What to do if i had sex 8 days before my period is supposed to start, can I take a pregnancy test?

Not yet: If your period does not come on time, do a pregnancy test then. Even a blood test will not be positive until about 8 days after conception. ...Read more