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How Late Can Your Period Be Before You Worry
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to miss your period with paragard? I'm 5 days late, but have also been under extreme stress. When should I start to worry?
How late can your period be and wht can make it late I have my period around the 9th but I haven't had my priod this month
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
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?
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
Possible 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
See below: Everybody's different, but in general, a normal cycle can be 21-35 days. ...Read more
Lighter period.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more
No reason to worry: 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 & 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
If obese -weight: Oss may allow for period return. If you're inactive – try regular aerobic activity (at least 4 days/week). If severely underweight – ^in bmi may help to restore periods. If an endurance athlete – try cutting back on training. If you have polycystic ovary syndrome, metformin may help. Some birth control pills as well as meds like Progesterone or Provera (medroxyprogesterone) could be used under your gyn supervision. ...Read more
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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