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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am 26 years old, and my period is 6 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 26 years old, and my period is 6 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Pregnancy depends on: If you're sexually active. If you're sexually active and not using protection, i'd say the chances of a late period being a pregnancy are pretty high. Menstrual cycles can be erratic for a number of reasons, however. If you're late and sexually active, take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 53 years old, and my period is 5 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 53 years old, and my period is 5 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Menopause: In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience these signs and symptoms:irregular periods, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, mood changes, weight gain and slowed metabolism, thinning hair and dry skin, loss of breast fullness.Starting at perimenopause, schedule regular visits with your doctor for preventive health care and any medical concerns. ...Read more

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I am 42 years old, and my period is 6 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 42 years old, and my period is 6 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Take a test: The only way to find out is to take a pregnancy test. In minutes you will have your answer. As gets in their 40's some menstrual irregularity is to be expected too. ...Read more

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I am 47 years old, and my period is 9 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 47 years old, and my period is 9 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Take a pregnancy: Test to know. 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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I am 54 years old, and my period is 6 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 54 years old, and my period is 6 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Menopausal changes: The average age of menopause is 51. In our 50's there is greater variability in our cycles (if a woman has cycles) due to hormonal fluctuations. The chances of pregnancy are nearly zero, though not quite. Def of menopause is 1 year w/o a period. Likely your late cycle is due to decreases in hormone production from your ovary. See a doctor if it concerns you, or wait a bit more. ...Read more

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I am 44 years old, and my period is 6 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Unlikely: At 44 years of age, pregnancy likelihood is very low, though definitely not zero. What's most likely is that you've had some changes with your hormones and that's why your period is late. Don't worry, take a test, then you'll know for sure. ...Read more

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I am 45 years old, and my period is 6 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Take a test: The only way to find out is to take a pregnancy test. In minutes you will have your answer. As one approaches menopause some menstrual irregularity is to be expected too. ...Read more

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I am 54 years old, and my period is 2 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 54 years old, and my period is 2 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Menopause: The average age of menopause is 51.... So at 54, the chances of pregnancy are almost zero, but the chances of menopause are in the 90% percentile. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old, and my period is 9 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 26 years old, and my period is 9 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

If sex in last 3-4 w: Your profile says you're 47 and the question says 26. That would make a difference but assuming you are 26 and always have regular periods and you've had unprotected sex within the last 4 weeks then yes, i would say it is likely that you are pregnant. That's the first thing any doctor would want to determine so i suggest you go get a pregnancy test right away. ...Read more

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