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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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What can I do if my period is two weeks late and all of the pregnancy tests come up negative. What's going on?

What can I do if my period is two weeks late and all of the pregnancy tests come up negative. What's going on?

I don't know.: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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New veggie diet, consume no iron foods that I can think of, skipped my period, almost two weeks late, not pregnant. Can less iron diet affect periods?

New veggie diet, consume no iron foods that I can think of, skipped my period, almost two weeks late, not pregnant. Can less iron diet affect periods?

No: You're probably getting much more iron than you think- there are many excellent vegetarian sources of iron. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient;dbid=70 it's not unusual for women to skip a period now ; then; there can be many causes (but not low iron). If your period resumes in a few weeks it's nothing to worry about but if it doesn't reappear in several weeks see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why would my period be a week late?

Why would my period be a week late?

Period: There may be variability in periods cycle but there is always a question of pregnancy in sexually active females ...Read more

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If my period was a week early last cycle, will my next period be a week late?

If my period was a week early last cycle, will my next period be a week late?

Not necessarily: It is not feasible to say when your next period will be. Under normal circumstances you should get back to your usual periodicity. Unrelated to your question: Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Why is my period a week late?

Why is my period a week late?

Several......: Normal variance, sex...leading to pregnancy, systemic problem....nutrition, anemia, thyroid issues etc ...Read more

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What causes my period to be 2 weeks late?

What causes my period to be 2 weeks late?

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. ...Read more

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I was three weeks late for my period why could this be?

I was three weeks late for my period why could this be?

Late: Possibly pregnant if sexually active or imbalance of your hormones. Follow up with your GYN. All the best. ...Read more

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I am 2 weeks late on my period, what are signs that I could be pregnate?

Positive HPT: Late period, abdomen pain, cramping, irregular bleeding, nausea, mood changes. If concerned, try home pregnancy test. If this is positive then you have your answer. If this is neg, you should still be seen by your physician if concerns of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 3 weeks late on my period what should I do?

I am 3 weeks late on my period what should I do?

Get a pregnancy test: That is if you had unprotected sex and are worried that you might be pregnant. Then, if necessary, consult with your local planned parenthood office. ...Read more

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I'm a week late on my period how should I be feeling?

I'm a week late on my period how should I be feeling?

This depends: Is there a chance you could be pregnant? If you are sexually active, then a home pregnancy test makes sense. If you are not typically late, and you have had sex with a male, even if there was no ejaculate but unprotected penetration pregnancy is possible. If you have irregular cycles then this may simply be due to that. Find out either way with a home pregnancy test. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I'm a week late for my period and my boobs have been hurting?

I'm a week late for my period and my boobs have been hurting?

Pregnant?: If you have had unprotected intercourse since your last period, then you should get a pregnancy test to determine your status. ...Read more

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My period is 2 weeks late. And I have diarreah, is that the reason why its late?

My period is 2 weeks late. And I have diarreah, is that the reason why its late?

Need more info: I'm not sure that the diarrhea and/or pregnancy have anything to do with each other. First do a home pregnancy test. If neg repeat. Did you use any contraception? See your family physician for the diarrhea and don't take any OTC medication for the diarrhea until you are sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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My period is two weeks late. What can cause this?

Several: Pregnancy, stress, gaining or losing weight, eating too much soy, hormone issues such as with the thyroid or prolactin, or anything that can cause a woman to not ovulate can cause a missed or late period. ...Read more

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5 weeks late for my period and negative home tests?

Anovulatory: Ask your doctor for Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to get your period started. If you still dontnhavenone after that then further work up is indicated. ...Read more

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How can I make my period start if im two weeks late?

How can I make my period start if im two weeks late?

2 weeks late: The first thing to do is run a home pregnancy test, if you have had unprotected intercourse. If it is positive you should see your provider for your first antepartum visit. If it is negative, you should see your provider to investigate reasons for you to have amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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