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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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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


Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I took a pregnancy test it showed positive I am 6 days late for my period do u think the test it's fairly accurate?

I took a pregnancy test it showed positive I am 6 days late for my period do u think the test it's fairly accurate?

Very accurate: Congratulations (if you like cute little babies)! A newly pregnant woman can make an appointment to be checked at her doctor's office. If there is a medical issue or problem, she and her doctor can arrange for proper follow-up then. Otherwise, a cute little baby is on the way. However, miscarriages are a normal part of life, so some pregnancies will not survive to term. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Grindstaff Dr. Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine
34 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I am 6 days late for my period. And I have signs of pregnancy.i took hpt that came back -. Could I still be pregnant?

I am 6 days late for my period. And I have signs of pregnancy.i took hpt that came back -. Could I still be pregnant?

Unlikely: If you did the test correctly and it was negative 6 days after a missed period, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. You may wish to repeat the test in 3-4 days, if you do not get a period by then. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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I am 6 days late for my period, about 3 days ago I took a pregnancy test, it was negative, but even now 3 days later, still no period. Could I be?

I am 6 days late for my period, about 3 days ago I took a pregnancy test, it was negative, but even now 3 days later, still no period. Could I be?

Repeat test.: Repeat the test in a few days. If it is still negative and your period does not start, consider a serum (blood) pregnancy test. Be sure to follow the instructions on the box exactly and make sure the test kit has not expired. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Sex 14 days ago took a plan b 3 days after sex he pulled out took ecp just in case. i am 6 days late for my period. took hpt negative. stressed help?

Sex 14 days ago took a plan b 3 days after sex he pulled out took ecp just in case. i am 6 days late for my period. took hpt negative. stressed help?

Can test next week: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I am 6 days late for my period. I 've taken a few different pregnancy tests and they have all been negative. When should I worry and see a doctor. I usually go every 28-30 days and the first day of my last period was Aug. 2nd.

I am 6 days late for my period. I 've taken a few different pregnancy tests and they have all been negative. When should I worry and see a doctor. I usually go every 28-30 days and the first day of my last period was Aug. 2nd.

One late period: 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. Your tests are negative indicating you are not pregnant. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman Dr. Waxman
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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My periods are always regular, I am 6 days late for my period. Negative tests. Cramping and severe back pain. Could I still be pregnant?

My periods are always regular, I am 6 days late for my period. Negative tests. Cramping and severe back pain. Could I still be pregnant?

It is Possible: A negative pregnancy test 2 weeks after last unprotected sex would confirm that you are not pregnant. If you are not pregnant and co tongue to have cramping, please get tested for sexually transmitted infections ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Brown Dr. Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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I am 6 days late for my period. I have heavy white discharge but I'm getting negative pregnancy tests. My cervix is high and soft. Am I pregnant?

I am 6 days late for my period. I have heavy white discharge but I'm getting negative pregnancy tests. My cervix is high and soft. Am I pregnant?

Apparently not: You have to rely on the pregnancy tests at this early stage. The discharge and the consistency and position of the cervix are not indicators. Continue to use protection until your period comes because you may still be at risk. ...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 am 6 days late for my period. I have whitish discharge and some cramping. I also have huge headaches and feel light headed. Could i be pregnant?

I am 6 days late for my period. I have whitish discharge and some cramping. I also have huge headaches and feel light headed. Could i be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
Family Medicine
54 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I am 6 days late of my period, my last period was feb. 10, 2014 then march 21 I have been spotting for 4 days could i be pregnant?

I am 6 days late of my period, my last period was feb. 10, 2014 then march 21 I have been spotting for 4 days could i be pregnant?

Possible: Anything is possible especially if you had overprotective sexual intercourse. Get a home pregnancy test at your pharmacy. If neg repeat in one week. If still negative and spotting is the same see your gynecologist. Don't panic. Female menstrual cycles can be erratic but do as i suggest to ease your mind. ...Read more

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Dr. Ealena Callender Dr. Callender
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Ok I am 6 days late on my period and negative hpt I am getting a blood test thursday will my blood test be accurate or is it still to soon my cycle is a 35 day cycle every month and my last period was august 22nd?

Ok I am 6 days late on my period and negative hpt I am getting a blood test thursday will my blood test be accurate or is it still to soon my cycle is a 35 day cycle every month and my last period was august 22nd?

Most likely: The blood test will detect the presence of the pregnancy hormone in your blood if you are, in fact, pregnant. If you have a 35-day cycle, it seems you would only be 2-3 days late at this point - and you may want to wait a few more days before getting another test. If your period is actually 6 days late based on your 35-day cycle, then the blood test is appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. John cuong Doan Dr. Doan
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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I am 6 days late on my period. I have sore breasts, and yesterday a tiny amount of spotting. HPT says negative. Could this be my period on its way?

I am 6 days late on my period. I have sore breasts, and yesterday a tiny amount of spotting. HPT says negative. Could this be my period on its way?

When in doubt: just check pregnancy test in 2 weeks and repeat if negative in 1 week. And if you are still not bleeding normally and pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. If you had unprotected intercourse near your last ovulation date then you were in the danger zone. Other things could cause breast soreness but with irregular periods, pregnancy must be ruled out first. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola Dr. Feola
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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I have been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for about a month and I am 6 days late on my period and have extreme breast soreness. Is this normal?

I have been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for about a month and I am 6 days late on my period and have extreme breast soreness. Is this normal?

MASTALGIA: ZOLOFT (sertraline) CAN CAUSE MASTALGIA (breast pain) , MASTITIS IS BREAST INFLAMMATION. You need a full exam labs. Also mammogram and ultrasound of the area in question to define the anatomy. It can be commonly caused by Fibrocystic Breast Disease. Limit caffeine in diet. Start VIT E orally and topically. Follow up with your doctor for reevaluation. SSRI (Zoloft) can also cause irregular menses . ...Read more

Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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I am 6 days late on my period. Have suddenly gotten severe lower back pain along with stomach pain. Yes sexually active. No birth control. Any ideas.

I am 6 days late on my period. Have suddenly gotten severe lower back pain along with stomach pain. Yes sexually active. No birth control. Any ideas.

Period coming: It is possible that your period is coming, and often with a late period the bleeding and cramping is worse than usual. The pain may be from the period coming . It is also possible you have a cyst on an ovary. Pregnancy is possible so you might want to check a pregnancy test. If positive you might have a tubal pregnancy so get it checked. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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