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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Pregnant If Your Period Is Late

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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After taking plan b, can you get your period within 3 weeks & not be pregnant because of a late period.

After taking plan b, can you get your period within 3 weeks & not be pregnant because of a late period.

Yes: If you get your period, it generally means that you're not pregnant. Plan b sometimes will cause a late period. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if you have unprotected sex the day before your period? Had sex with my bf the day before I was supposed to have my period. I took a pregnancy test 3 days after my late period and another about 10 days after I expected to have my peri

Can you get pregnant if you have unprotected sex the day before your period? Had sex with my bf the day before I was supposed to have my period. I took a pregnancy test 3 days after my late period and another about 10 days after I expected to have my peri

You: You can get pregnant at any point during your cycle, even though it is much less common to get pregnant during menstruation. Even though pregnancy is the number 1 reason for a missed period, other things can cause an irregular cycle also such as stress, poor diet, lots of exercise and hormone imbalance. Even though most home pregnancy tests are 97% accurate a week or 2 after your missed period, if you are still worried, you may want to have your doctor test you. Even if your test comes out negative at the doctor's office, you can discuss your missed period with them and also various methods of birth control that will work for you. ...Read more

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Can you still be pregnant if your period is late and only lasted 2 days?

Can you still be pregnant if your period is late and only lasted 2 days?

No: But to make sure do a pregnancy test 2 weeks after the period and repeat in 4 weeks if you miss miss your next period. ...Read more

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If your period is late, does that mean you're pregnant?

If your period is late, does that mean you're pregnant?

Not necessarily: Take a home pregnancy test to know. 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 more

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What does it mean when your period is late then starts on the day it should end. Could I be pregnant?

What does it mean when your period is late then starts on the day it should end. Could I be pregnant?

Cycle length varies: It's possible but more likely you ovulated later this past month. As women get into their later reproductive yrs, the cycle length may vary. Run a home pregnancy test to be sure. Here is a link to an article about how the period changes as women get older.

http://www. Cascadewomenshealth. Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/transitions%20to%20menopause/period%20change%20as%20you%20get%20older. Pdf. ...Read more

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If your period is late what cause this other than pregnancy. I'm sexually active. No stds, healthly relationship.

If your period is late what cause this other than pregnancy. I'm sexually active. No stds, healthly relationship.

Many things.: Stress, diet, exercise, illness- all of these individually and more probably in combination can disturb the cycle enough that you miss a period. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant with just being sick to your stomach but not actually throwing up, after your period is late?

Is it possible to be pregnant with just being sick to your stomach but not actually throwing up, after your period is late?

Yes: As high as 85% of pregnant women experience some form of intermittent nausea and/or vomiting during the course of their pregnancy.
About 50% will only have nausea without vomiting.
Try taking vitamin b6 or ginger and see if that helps. Avoid spicy food, eat small frequent meals. ...Read more

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Can endometroimas make you miss your period. Tvu shouwed 2 cyst (low level echos) 6 and 8 cm. Now my period is late by 2 days. ---- pregnancy test?

You may need: To have surgery being too late days late for your period is not a reason to believe you're pregnant not everybody is that regular. The cysts are probably ovarian cyst and they are probably benign but may require excision. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a late period and a missed period? Why is a late period a sign if pregnancy if your period actually came?

What is the difference between a late period and a missed period? Why is a late period a sign if pregnancy if your period actually came?

Not a sign of preg: A late period is not a confirmed sign of pregnancy just as a missed period is.

Pregnancy test is the only confirming sign of pregnancy in the early stages. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnant if period is late?

Can I still get pregnant if period is late?

Yes...: You can get pregnant when you ovulate - if your cycle is regular and monthly, that is usually around 2 weeks after your last period started. If you period is late this cycle, you don't know when you ovulated (or if you did) so keep using contraception to avoid pregnancy. If at all unsure, check with your obgyn for an exam.

Good luck! ...Read more

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If my period is late does that mean I can't get pregnant., I've been trying for a year.

If my period is late does that mean I can't get pregnant., I've been trying for a year.

Infertility: If your period is late, that usually suggests that you might be pregnant. If your periods are irregular, that might explain infertility. If you've tried to get pregnant for over a year but w/o success, it's time to go see reproductive endocrinologist for testing. In meantime, start taking prenatal vitamin (to lower risk for ntd) & have your partner get semen analyzed & sperm counted. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant if you're period is late. You have sex. 2 days later it starts. Don't think so just want opinions?

Is it possible to get pregnant if you're period is late. You have sex. 2 days later it starts. Don't think so just want opinions?

Very doubtful: However, look at it this way: ANY unprotected sexual intercourse can lead to pregnancy. Sperm cells can be present in clear male sexual secretions. The fact that your cycle started is great: not using birth control and condoms...not so much. Time to see your gYN and protect yourself from pregnancy and STDs ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant with a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil? Having quite a few symptoms and period is late. Posted a question yesterday but wasn't much help.

Is it possible to get pregnant with a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil? Having quite a few symptoms and period is late. Posted a question yesterday but wasn't much help.

Very rare: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds are very effective with very low failure rates. You could simply take a home pregnancy test and in minutes you will have your answer. This is what your doctor would do. If positive it's important to be seen immediately due to the risk of tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I did a pregnancy test and it came out negative it's to early to get a positive result. My period is late for 13 days?

I did a pregnancy test and it came out negative it's to early to get a positive result. My period is late for 13 days?

Pregnancy Test: A home urine pregnancy test should be accurate any time after you miss your period. If its negative after your missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. The exception would be an abnormal pregnancy such as an ectopic pregnancy. These can sometimes produce a hormone level below the threshold that turns a urine pregnancy test positive. This is not common. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I never had a late period before but I'm a virgin can you get pregnant from masterbating or is it normal to miss a period?

I never had a late period before but I'm a virgin can you get pregnant from masterbating or is it normal to miss a period?

Takes a male for pg: You can only get pregnant if you have an encounter where sperm enters your vagina. Self sex does not count. Some women will miss a period occasionally or only have a few per year. If you go more than 90 days without a period (and no intercourse to explain it) your doc may want to give you a med to trigger a cycle. It would likely be heavier than normal. ...Read more

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4 days late period. Haven't tested yet. When is the best time to test as with my first pregnancy didn't get a BFP til 5 wks plus?

4 days late period. Haven't tested yet. When is the best time to test as with my first pregnancy didn't get a BFP til 5 wks plus?

Pregnancy test: Generally 1-2 weeks post your missed period date. If you have symptoms of pregnancy continue to consider it and see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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I had an abortion 3 months ago. Trying to get pregnant again but my second period is late and pregnancy test is negative. What's wrong?

I had an abortion 3 months ago. Trying to get pregnant again but my second period is late and pregnancy test is negative. What's wrong?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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My period is late and im trying to get pregnant. The home tests say neggative. Why is my period late if im not pregnant. I'm usually on time.

My period is late and im trying to get pregnant. The home tests say neggative. Why is my period late if im not pregnant. I'm usually on time.

Various: There are various possible reasons including stress, thyroid disease, eating disorders, medications, excessive exercise and others. If the pregnancy test is still negative in 1 week, seek care to see why you're skipping. ...Read more

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I had stop using b/c, all pregnancy symptoms, blood & hpts negative, 2 months late. What could be wrong? Can I get pregnant with late period?

Late period.: 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. Answer- depends on reason. ...Read more

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Will I still get pregnant if I had unprotected sex 4 days before my period? And if my period is late for around 3 days, does that mean I'm pregnant?

Will I still get pregnant if I had unprotected sex 4 days before my period? And if my period is late for around 3 days, does that mean I'm pregnant?

Usually not: For a woman with a 28 day cycle, she is fertile 14 days before the next period is due (plus or minus 4 days). So unless you have a really short cycle with a period every 20 days you aren't fertile 4 days prior to your period. If you are 3 days late for your period you might be pregnant, but sometimes periods vary when they start by a few days, or are delayed due to things like high stress. ...Read more

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7 days late period, is it too soon to get a positive pregnancy blood test?

7 days late period, is it too soon to get a positive pregnancy blood test?

No, you can: Actually take a regular urine home pregnancy test if you like. A serum HCG (blood test) is also fine at this time. ...Read more

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My period is late 9 days and I did pregnancy test the result was invalid. My baby is still 8 months any idea how to get my period?

My period is late 9 days and I did pregnancy test the result was invalid. My baby is still 8 months any idea how to get my period?

Hormonal imbalance: 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. Consult this site for more information on this topic.

http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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I have firbroid my hubby & I have been trying to get pregnant for about a year. I think the firbroid have become bigger ad I have a bump. Though I feel sick at times and neasuea and my period is late I am confuse whether the firbroid is the cause of the

I have firbroid my hubby & I have been trying to get pregnant for about a year. I think the firbroid have become bigger ad I have a bump. Though I feel sick at times and neasuea and my period is late I am confuse whether the firbroid is the cause of the

Fibroids: To answer your question needs more specifics. For symptoms even moderate size fibroids can cause feelings of pressure, bloating, fullness, maybe nausea. As for fertility it depends on teh size and location of the fibroid (s,) as well as some other medical history. See a good obg or fertility specialist, or start with your regular doctor soon. ...Read more

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