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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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How late can your period be and not be pregnant?

Many months: If your period is late u needa workup and evaluation with a gyn and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How late can your period be on plan b I scared and I need to know I expect my period around the 4-5 of March?

How late can your period be on plan b I scared and I need to know I expect my period around the 4-5 of March?

Plan B: Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common and expected. Your cycle may not come on time. Check preg test 10-14 days after use to confirm that it worked. Start birth control and use condoms to prevent these scares in the future. ...Read more

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I took Plan B about about a week ago & haven't got my monthly period which is this week yet, what should I do? How late can your period be?

I took Plan B about about a week ago & haven't got my monthly period which is this week yet, what should I do?  How late can your period be?

Not worrisome: Plan b can definitely affect your cycle, and cause extra bleeding, or a delay in your next cycle. It is not likely you conceived, but you can take an over the counter test 2 weeks after the "event". And don't be surprised if your next period is a little off as well. ...Read more

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How late can stress make your period?

How late can stress make your period?

Depends: Stress can have a profound effect on a lot of things including your menses. Stress could make you skip a month or several months depending upon what else is going on. It would be safest to check a pregnancy test if you think that is possible. ...Read more

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How late can stress cause your period to be? Does it depend of what level of stress you've been under?

How late can stress cause your period to be? Does it depend of what level of stress you've been under?

Any level of stress: Any level of stress, whether it is physical, psychological or emotional, can cause you to skip a period. If you are sexually active, pregnancy is always a possibility ! get tested ! ...Read more

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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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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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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