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How late is a period usually if you're pregnant? My period was 3 days late... Is that considered a late period sign for pregnancy?

How late is a period usually if you're pregnant? My period was 3 days late... Is that considered a late period sign for pregnancy?

Yes: If you are pregnant, you won't have a period for 10 or 11 months. If you are 3 days late, a home pregnancy test is usually accurate to make the diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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What is the difference between a late period and a missed period? Why is a late period a sign if pregnancy if your period actually came?

What is the difference between a late period and a missed period? Why is a late period a sign if pregnancy if your period actually came?

Not a sign of preg: A late period is not a confirmed sign of pregnancy just as a missed period is. Pregnancy test is the only confirming sign of pregnancy in the early stages. ...Read more

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Missed period a month late still waiting what is the problem?

Missed period a month late still waiting what is the problem?

Evaluation is needed: A late period could be ether due to a pregnancy or other conditions such as ovarian cyst, dysfunctional ovulation, hormonal imbalance and others. ...Read more

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Is a missed period normal?

Is a missed period normal?

It may be, BUT could be pregnancy: Pregnancy is certainly the most common reason for a missed period when sexually active. An anovulatory cycle (your ovary just does not release an egg that month), thyroid conditions, rapid weight fluctuations, extreme exercise, stress, etc. Are all other causes that may be possible. If you are having sex unprotected, check pregnancy tests, otherwise if you miss your next one too, see dr. For eval. ...Read more

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Is late menstruation the same as missed menstruation? How late is missed?

Is late menstruation the same as missed menstruation?  How late is missed?

Missed menses: A missed menstruation means that the period never occurred. A late menstruation means that the menses occurred, just later than usual. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant after a missed period? I missed my period early last month but got a neg test res. After my missed period.

Is it possible to get pregnant after a missed period? I missed my period early last month but got a neg test res. After my missed period.

Back to school: You get pregnant when you ovulate. If you have stopped ovulating you may need some help getting back to normal with hormone treatments. Until you restart your next cycle you cannot know you are ovulating otherwise. ...Read more

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My period is a week late. Pregnancy test was negative. My period is never late. What's going on?

My period is a week late. Pregnancy test was negative. My period is never late. What's going on?

Delay: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process ...Read more

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Is a negative pregnancy test taken after period is 8 days late accurate? Took plan b and second period is late.

Is a negative pregnancy test taken after period is 8 days late accurate? Took plan b and second period is late.

Maybe (not): It depends on how soon after the encounter you took the Plan B (with 72 hours). The hormones from the Plan B may have disrupted your cycle a bit too. A pregnancy test if your period doesn't come soon would be wise. ...Read more

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How many days is considered a missed period?

How many days is considered a missed period?

Amenorrhea: Primary amenorrhea is defined as the absence of menses by 13 years of age when there is no visible secondary sexual characteristic development or by 15 years of age in the presence of normal secondary sexual characteristics. A woman who has previously menstruated can develop secondary amenorrhea, which is defined as absence of menstruation for three normal menstrual cycles or 6 months. ...Read more

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After how many days is considered a missed period?

After how many days is considered a missed period?

Semantics: If you are regular, and a few days go by, you can state that your period is late or "missed" its normal date. By definition, if the whole cycle of normal days go by, then your period was missed in its entirety. ...Read more

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Can a late period also mean late ovulation?

Can a late period also mean late ovulation?

Sometimes: A late period either means late ovulation or no ovulation. If you count back 2 weeks from the first day of the period this is when you probably ovulated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test for pregnancy 13 days before missed period?

Is it possible to test for pregnancy 13 days before missed period?

Less probable: Over the counter pregnancy tests can pick up a pregnancy a few days before a missed period but they are most accurate a week after a missed period. Blood tests can determine pregnancy earlier but too are more accurate the further you are from a missed period ...Read more

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Is 3 days late for a period too early to do a urine test for pregnancy?

Is 3 days late for a period too early to do a urine test for pregnancy?

No: Many urine tests are sensitive enough to pick up a pregnancy at that stage. However if it is negative and you still don't see a cycle in a week i would check another test. ...Read more

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How lng after a missed period do u take a pregnancy test? Period 3 days late usually stay on 4 days. What other reason for a missed period?

Missed Periods.: 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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Does having a late period result in late ovulation? My period came late but im not sure if that means I will ovulate late this time too.

Does having a late period result in late ovulation? My period came late but im not sure if that means I will ovulate late this time too.

14 days before: An easy way to remember ovulation is that it occurs 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days between periods then you can calculate an approximate ovulation date. If your cycles are irregular than predicting ovulation is almost impossible. ...Read more

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I missed my period but i'm a virgin. Reasons for a late period ?

I missed my period but i'm a virgin. Reasons for a late period ?

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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Is day after missed period too early to test?

Is day after missed period too early to test?

No: Home pregnancy tests can show positive as early as 3-4 days after implantation. Implantation generally occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if the egg was fertilized right at ovulation and you used the most sensitive home test it could be positive at 9 days. On average it is 13-14 days after fertilization/ovulation when it is positive. Best results are 5-6 days after kissed period. ...Read more

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