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How late can my period be before I should worry?

How late can my period be before I should worry?

HPT: If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse, normally have a regular menstrual cycle & have missed your period - it warrants checking it out with a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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Should i worry if my period is one day late?

Should i worry if my period is one day late?

Sexually active? If: Yes, then pregnancy is a possibility. 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. ...Read more

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I'm 2 days late on my period should I worry ?

I'm 2 days late on my period should I worry ?

No...: Wait little.....it may be just normal variation.....unless you had sex with a potent male at vulnerable period. ...Read more

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I'm 6 days late for my period should I be worry?

I'm 6 days late for my period should I be worry?

Don't worry: Most women experience some menstrual irregularity at times. If you have had sexual intercourse in the past month, you should check a pregnancy test. If the pregnancy test is negative and you still have not started your period, check another one in 7 days. In the meantime, take Folic Acid to prevent birth defects, just in case you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Should I worry about being 5 days late for my period?

Should I  worry about being 5 days late for my period?

It depends: It depends on your typical menstrual cycle, and whether or not you have been ill or under stress - but if you have been sexually active, a missing period can indicate pregnancy. There are tests available otc that can determine early pregnancy. ...Read more

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When should I worry when my period is late?

When should I worry when my period is late?

Depends: It is common to miss periods for many reasons, but if you are usually regular with your periods, and you are sexually active, then being late is more likely because of pregnancy! consider taking a home pregnancy test if you are a few days late to find out for sure. ...Read more

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I got my period late and the amount of fluid isn't as it usually is, is this something to worry about or it just normal?

I got my period late and the amount of fluid isn't as it usually is, is this something to worry about or it just normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections and hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more