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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I had sex on the21 took after pill on the22,my period is due the 24 and i missed it 1day late, an i had spotting how many days will my period be late?

I had sex on the21 took after pill on the22,my period is due the 24 and i missed it 1day late, an i had spotting how many days will my period be late?

Emergency contracept: If your period was due on the 24th and you had sex on the 21st you should not have been in your fertile period, if you normally have regular cycles. The emergency contraception may make you're period a little different this cycle, so I'd try not to worry and consider more reliable contraception. If you haven't had your period in another week, get a pregnancy test ...Read more

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I used a condom.I have no pregnancy signs.I had my period on 18.I'm really worried that i'm 2-4 days late.Cud my period be late cuz of stress or what?

I used a condom.I have no pregnancy signs.I had my period on 18.I'm really worried that i'm 2-4 days late.Cud my period be late cuz of stress or what?

Possibly: Many things can affect your period, especially stress. Also some women are regularly irregular. But be aware that a condom is not a sure thing. Settle your mind if you can, since worry won't really help matters. If you pon't have a period in another week, consider a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period s 31 length but was 4days late last month and only lasted 3 days. When im getting my period this month? I suppose to get it today but haven't

My period s 31 length but was 4days late last month and only lasted 3 days. When im getting my period this month? I suppose to get it today but haven't

Variable: We cannot predict the future, and sometimes periods can become irregular and unpredictable. Talk to you doctor. Taking birth control pills is one way to regularize your periods. ...Read more

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My period is 6 days late?

My period is 6 days late?

Take a test: Anytime your period is late, and if you are having sex, you have to consider pregnancy as a possibility. Take a home pregnancy test, if you were pregnant it would likely be positive by now. ...Read more

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My period is 2 days late?

My period is 2 days late?

Are your TTC?: If your period is late & you've engaged in unprotected sex, then take a home pregnancy test - they're extremely accurate when you're late. If it's positive, go see your doc. If it's negative & you're not TTC, then go see your doc for contraception (check out www.plannedparenthood.org for options). If it's negative but you're TTC, go see your doc to be sure you're healthy then start prenatal vitami ...Read more

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My period is 33 days late?

My period is 33 days late?

Check preg test: If you had sex without condoms or birth control and now you are late for your period then it is time to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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