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Dr. Donald Collins Dr. Collins
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
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How many days "late" for my period should I take a home pregnancy test?

How many days "late" for my period should I take a home pregnancy test?

5-7 days: If you have not had a period by 5-7 days after it is due, take a home test. If this is negative, wait a couple days and take another test. If still negative and no period, see a doctor. ...Read more

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


Dr. Michael Setzer Dr. Setzer
Family Medicine
years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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How to know if how many days im late? My last period is july 17-22. The date today is sept 5 until now dont have period my avrg cyle is 35 days.

How to know if how many days im late? My last period is july 17-22. The date today is sept 5 until now dont have period my avrg cyle is 35 days.

Period is late: You are well beyond your 35 day cycle and need some blood tests to determine why your period is delayed.
If you are not on contraception and are sexually active, you may be pregnant ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Loretta Obi Dr. Obi
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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My period 34 days late

My period 34 days late

Late Period.: Hello Jeremy, If you within child bearing age and are sexually active, you could be pregnant. I recommend you see your OB/GYN for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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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

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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

Dr. Claudia Anglade Dr. Anglade
Family Medicine
5 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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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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Dr. Scott Beard Dr. Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
21 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Kevin Brown Dr. Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
19 years in practice
Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine
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Hi, my period is 18 days late, ?

Hi, my period is 18 days late, ?

Late menses: Take a pregnancy test. Otherwise, see a doctor for testing to determine why your menses are late. The answer will depend on many considerations. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Marianne DiNapoli Dr. DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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My period is 8 days late why is that?

Could be pregnant: One of the most common reasons for a late period is pregnancy. You should consider taking an at-home pregnancy test or seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Harper Dr. Harper
Surgery
48 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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My period is 3 days late. What do I do?

Relax.: Being 3 days late is not unusual but may indicate pregnancy. In my experience most of the time a period is missed, if you are not pregnant it means nothing. Most diseases of the uterus or hormones show up as increased bleeding. If you miss your next period, get a pregnancy test or see your doctor or both. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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

Dr. Yun Kim Dr. Kim
Family Medicine
8 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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

Dr. Wendy Askew Dr. Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can cause my period to be 14 days late?

Many things. : Could be: pregnancy, ovarian cysts, failure to ovulate, hormone imbalances, sometimes medications, stress. Doctor visit with exam/sonogram and labs could help to identify the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Cesar Sturla Dr. Sturla
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena
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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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