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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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My period is seven days late ?

My period is seven days late 
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Pregnancy test: There are many factors that can affect your period. I recommend that you first take a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. Afterwards please see your doctor for a thorough check up. ...Read more

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My period came 10 days late why?

Don't know reason.: 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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Why is my period seven days late?

Why is my period seven days late?

Are you pregnant? : It only takes about 7 to 10 days for a pregnancy test to show up. If your test is positive then you are pregnant. If not and your irregular periods continue then you will need to schedule a visit for irregular periods. ...Read more

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Why is my period a few days late?

No harm,no foul: 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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I five days late 4 my period wat shell ido?

I five days late 4 my period wat shell ido?

Irregular periods: 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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It's being 2 days my period has being late?

It's being 2 days my period has being late?

Late period: If your periods are regular and you have been sexually active you should get a pregnancy test. If your periods are irregular you should follow up with your pcp to explore why this is the case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What could cause my period to be 9 days late?

Pregnancy or other: If u are sex active, u must r/o preg , it could be cause the hormones are messed up or an ovarian cyst or other causes so see you gyn or go to the er. ...Read more

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I am 12 days late on my period is that normal?

I am 12 days late on my period is that normal?

No: Being 12 days late is not normal. The number one cause for a missed period is pregnancy, ..If you are sexually active, then you should check a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, see if the next cycle comes on time, and if not, then get an eval by your gyn to check for other possible causes of secondary amenorrhea. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My period is 4 days late, should I be scared ?

Fear not. However...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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If I am 8 days late for my period what should I do?

If I am 8 days late for my period what should I do?

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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