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Can Late Ovulation Cause Late Period
Yes: The least variation in a cycle is the time from ovulation to the next period. The corpus luteum which is the remainder of the follicle after ovulation will only make Progesterone for 2 weeks unless there is pregnancy hormone, hcg, to "rescue" it. If you ovulate on day 14 you will have a 28 day cycle. If you ovulate day 20 you will have a 34 day cycle. ...Read more
Delayed ovulation: If you didn't ovulate on time or didn't ovulate at all, it doesn't mean you can't get pregnant. Still, it makes it harder to plan when to conceive. You can track and confirm ovulation with an ovulation predictor kit or talk to your doctor about medications that can help you to ovulate more consistently. ...Read more
It should ...: The 2nd half of the cycle (luteal phase) starts with ovulation and ends with a period, or goes on into pregnancy. Most luteal phases should be 13-14 days. The most accurate ways of telling the length are to use an ovulation predictor kit, or ultrasound monitoring if seeing a fertility md (rei). If you have a short luteal phase or long cycles (35-40 days or more) get checked by rei to find out why. ...Read more
Can mid cycle spotting cause a missed period? I'm 6 days late and usually always regular. Negative pregnant test.
No: Many causes of missed periods besides pregnancy: hormonal causes (pcos, thyroid disease) and other medical conditions. Talk with your doctor about finding out why. Also, if you don't want to be pregnant, talk about birth control options as well. If you do want to be pregnant, you should be taking prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Plan B may cause: late period. HPT after 12 days might pick up pregnancy - 14 days is more likely to be accurate. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Take a home pregnancy test & notify your GYN if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w Dr Pappas: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you?: Add up your possibilities. Use protection? Had intercourse about 10-14 days ago ? Not on birth control? If you answer yes to any of the above, you certainly have the potential to be pregnant. If the answer to all of the above is no, then you are likely not to be pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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