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


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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?

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?

Worry can do it!: Not sure what :Paragard" is but one thing I do know from over 40 years of practicing medicine....WORRY/STRESS about being Pregnant WILL DELAY YOUR MENSES!!!
If you are having UNPROTECTED SEX, STOP!!!!!!!

Hope this helps!!

Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Can your period come 3 weeks late and if so explain.

Can your period come 3 weeks late and if so explain.

Yes: The most common reason to have a late period is an anovulatory cycle. The most common reason for this is stress. Other reasons including weight changes and thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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What if you are 2-3 days late on getting your period?

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

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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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What does it mean if your period starts late and ends early?

What does it mean if your period starts late and ends early?

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

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How many days after your period don't come should you be worry?

How many days after your period don't come should you be worry?

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

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If you are late with your period what are some ways to get it?

If you are late with your period what are some ways to get it?

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

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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

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Is it true if you constantly worry about your period coming, it won't come?

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Is it true if you constantly worry about your period coming, it won't come?

Not reliably: This is not a reliable indicator, but yes, periods of high stress can cause you to miss a period. ...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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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