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How late can my period be, before i start worrying if I am pregnant or not?

How late can my period be, before i start worrying if I am pregnant or not?

Depends: In some patients urine pregnancy would show positive few days after you miss your period.Some may take up to 2 weeks. It is best to see doctor for blood pregnancy as soon as you miss period. ...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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My period is 6days late.Can i be pregnant?

My period is 6days late.Can i be pregnant?

Possible: Yes if you have unprotected sex then possible , pregnancy test will be positive 10 days after fertilization , get it done ...Read more

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My period is 5 days late can I be pregnant?

My period is 5 days late can I be pregnant?

Maybe: If you are late for your period you can test for pregnancy now. The over-the-counter tests are usually pretty accurate starting 12-14 days after conception. Usually conception occurs when you ovulate, which is generally 14 days prior to menstruation. What you may not realize is that many women have the occasional irregular cycle, and ovulate later than expected, so their period will come late too. ...Read more

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2 days late for my period can I be pregnant?

2 days late for my period can I be pregnant?

Maybe. Maybe not.: A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and the test is not needed yet. ...Read more

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5 days late for my period could i be pregnant?

5 days late for my period could i be pregnant?

If you had sex, yes: If you are sexually active and had unprotected sex, especially during the fertile time of your cycle, then you certainly could be pregnant. Check a pregnancy test. Best wishes ...Read more

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My period is 24 days late. Could i be pregnant?

My period is 24 days late. Could i be pregnant?

Yes, if sexually : Active. 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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My period came 6 days late. Could I be pregnant?

My period came 6 days late. Could I be pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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