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How late can you be on your period and not be pregnant?

How late can you be on your period and not be pregnant?

See below: You can't have your period while pregnant, but you can bleed while pregnant. Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected period because of implantation bleeding. This is bleeding due to the baby attaching to the wall of the womb. The mother often mistates this for her period. ...Read more

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How late can you be for your period and still be normal?

How late can you be for your period and still be normal?

See below: Everybody's different, but in general, a normal cycle can be 21-35 days. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be 1 week late on your period after taking next choice?

Is it normal to be 1 week late on your period after taking next choice?

Take a home : Pregnancy test since your period is now a week late. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ...Read more

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When you're late on your period and then you spot but wont start it, what does that mean?

Check: Do a pregnancy test if you haven't had a regular period. If that is negative, it may be a menstrual irregularity due to hormones, stress, medication, or other factors. ...Read more

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How many days do you have to have missed on your period to be considered late? As of today I'm 5 days late. Took test after 2 days & I got a negative

How many days do you have to have missed on your period to be considered late? As of today I'm 5 days late. Took test after 2 days & I got a negative

At least a week: Most of today's home pregnant tests are very sensitive and designed to detect HCG levels associated with pregnancy within 7-10 days of your expected period. 5 days may be a bit too early still depending on the kit you're using. ...Read more

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If your late on your period are you pregnant?

If your late on your period are you pregnant?

Possibly: Purchase a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you would be 1 week late. If its negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be 3 days late on your period?

Is it normal to be 3 days late on your period?

Anovulatory cycle: Anovulatory cycles are very common cause of irregular bleeding in young women in whom it's very common to have irregular periods. It's doubtful that anything is wrong but best to go see your family doc for evaluation. If you're worried about irregular periods, birth control pills can help regulate them. Or depoprovera can stop them altogether. Obviously risks associated w/both choices so discuss. ...Read more

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What will make you really late on your period?

What will make you really late on your period?

Really 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you are two weeks late on your period how far along are you?

If you are two weeks late on your period how far along are you?

About 6 weeks: If a woman's cycles are 4 weeks long, and she is now 2 weeks late, and she is pregnant, then she would be 6 weeks pregnant. Count from the first day of the previous menstrual period. ...Read more