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How late can your period be and not be pregnant?

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

Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...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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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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Can late ovulation cause your period to be lighter?

Can late ovulation cause your period to be lighter?

Shouldn't: The timing of ovulation is not known to affect the extent of bleeding in a specific cycle. Your cycles can vary over time and from month to month. ...Read more

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Can late ovulation cause your period to be light?

Shouldn't: The nature of the periods can vary with time and from cycle to cycle. The timing of ovulation in a specific cycle is not likely to affect the amount of bleeding you experience. ...Read more

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Can exercise cause you to be late on your menstrual period?

Can exercise cause you to be late on your menstrual period?

Yes, over- exercise: 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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What can cause your period to be 20 days late besides pregnancy?

What can cause your period to be 20 days late besides pregnancy?

Some causes: 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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How late can a period be without you being pregnant?

How late can a period be without you being pregnant?

Depends: You will have a period 2 weeks after you ovulate if you do not conceive. If you do not have a period and you are not pregnant, then you probably did not ovulate. ...Read more

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How late can my period be and still be ok?

How late can my period be and still be ok?

?: It's all relative. Get a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you'd be starting your next expected period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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How many days before your period can you get pregnant?

How many days before your period can you get pregnant?

14: If you count the first day of your period as day#1, then most women ovulate around day#14. Consider intercourse only on days 10/12/14/16. This will increase your odds of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you get your period and be pregnant?

Can you get your period and be pregnant?

If you have a: normal period - that means you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can stress of thinking your pregnant cause a period to be late if so how long by and how common can this be ?

Can stress of thinking your pregnant cause a period to be late if so how long by and how common can this be ?

Yes: Stress in any form has been associated with messing up the menstrual cycle. It is thought to be common but no one really knows how much influence it has. There is no predictability as to how much it can throw off the timing so it is impossible to say how many days it will be altered. ...Read more

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Can your period be late after losing your virginity?

Can your period be late after losing your virginity?

If you become : Pregnant it can. 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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Can you see your period and be pregnant?

Can you see your period and be pregnant?

No: If u are preg the bleeding is not your epriod , u can have bleeding in early pregnancy with either a normal or abnormal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can just being sick cause your period to be late by a week?

Yes, it's possible.: 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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Can you start your period and be pregnant?

Can you start your period and be pregnant?

See below: Up to 30% of pregnant people will bleed during their expected menses due to implantation bleeding. This leads to conusion because these women may not know they're pregnant. They'll think that they got pregnant during their period when they didn't. ...Read more

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Why can your period be late but not be pregnant?

Why can your period be late but not be pregnant?

Yes yes: Amny reasoins it can be late see your gyn for a blood preg test, blood work and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why can your period be so irregular?

Why can your period be so irregular?

Irregular periods: When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. Other reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, excessive exercise & pregnancy. ...Read more

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How soon after your period that you can become pregnant?

How soon after your period that you can become pregnant?

Birds and The Bees: Pregnancy occurs when a sperm meets an egg that has been released acutely from an ovary. This impregnation is only possible on the day of ovulation. Ovulation, not your periods, is the centerpiece of your menstrual cycle. You should know when you ovulate. Sperm can survive in a female up to five days. So, sperm deposited in the vagina can cause pregnancy up to five days prior to ovulation. ...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 many days late can your period be before you start to worry? I'm always every 22 days, but now it's day 27.

How many days late can your period be before you start to worry? I'm always every 22 days, but now it's day 27.

Up to a week: Periods can vary somewhat and sometimes be later due to illness, travel, weight changes, a lot of exercise, etc. If you have had unprotected sex during your most fertile period (from about day 5 to day 11 of your last cycle), then you should start checking your pregnancy test starting on day 29, particularly if you have nausea, nipple tenderness, frequent urination, or fatigue ...Read more

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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?

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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Being 3days late for your period means?

Being 3days late for your period means?

Maybe nothing!: Monthly periods may vary from many things, such as a change in sleep patterns, increased stress, new levels of exercise, etc. Even in someone with very regular periods, flow cycles may vary from time to time. Of course, if you suspect you may be pregnant, urine pregnancy tests can detect rising HCG levels in as early as 3-4 days (though it usually takes a few days or a week more to be sure). ...Read more

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How to start your period if you are late?

Progesterone: Usually taking Progesterone pills for about 1 week will bring on a period that's late. It requires a prescription. I don't know any non prescription way to start a period. ...Read more

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What are some reasons your period would be late?

What are some reasons your period would be late?

Pregnant or?: 2 reasons to have your period be late: you are pregnant, or your period is delayed because you did not ovulate or ovulated much later than you expected. You could repeat your home pregnancy test in a few days checking your first morning urine or contact your medical provider to see about getting a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are reasons your period would be late or skipped?

Reasons: 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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Can stress cause your period to come late ?

Period: Yes. But you should make sure if you're sexually active that you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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What are common reasons your period is late?

What are common reasons your period is late?

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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What if your period is late 2 times in a row?

What if your period is late 2 times in a row?

Late/missed period: Late ovulation, hands down, is the most frequent reason for a late period (period starts late.) for a missed period (doesn't come at all, ) pregnancy is top of the list. ...Read more

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Can stressing out cause your period to come late?

Can stressing out cause your period to come late?

Observation: Stress, weight loss, medication, exercise, and other benign things can cause menstrual irregularity. If your cycle does not resume a normal patterns soon, a pregnancy test or visit to your gynecologist would be in order. ...Read more

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Can your period be late after losing your virginity?

If you become : Pregnant it can. 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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What exactly does it mean if your period is late twice?

What exactly does it mean if your period is late twice?

Not sure: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more