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My period is 6 days late, am I pregnant?

My period is 6 days late, am I pregnant?

Maybe. Maybe not.: 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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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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Hello. I had brown spotting for 4 days that started 2 days before my expected period. My period is now 6 days late, but I am getting negative pregnanc?

Hello. I had brown spotting for 4 days that started 2 days before my expected period. My period is now 6 days late, but I am getting negative pregnanc?

Hormones: The brown spotting may have been an abnormal period from a hormonal fluctuation that just threw your cycle off. A negative home pregnancy test pretty much rules out a pregnancy (or at least rules out implantation from a fertilized egg). Wait for your next cycle and if things don't return to normal, go see PCP or Gyno ...Read more

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I am 32 and trying to conceive. I am 6 days late for period.Had period pains for 2 wks but no period. Today 1 spot when I wipe. neg test 6 days ago.

I am 32 and trying to conceive.  I am 6 days late for period.Had period pains for 2 wks but no period.  Today 1 spot when I wipe. neg test 6 days ago.

Test again: 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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Late period for 6 days, and now i having menses for 3 days can I be pregnant?

Late period for 6 days, and now i having menses for 3 days can I be pregnant?

Check a test: If you think you are pregnant then check a pregnancy test. Seems unlikely since you are on your period but in minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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I had sex two days after my period ended. He came inside me. My cycle is 27 days long and my period lasted for 6 days. Am I likely to become pregnant?

I had sex two days after my period ended. He came inside me. My cycle is 27 days long and my period lasted for 6 days. Am I likely to become pregnant?

Possible: But not likely from the sex you 2 days after your period ended, that is not when you were ovulating. We know nothing about your sexual history during your mid cycle when you were ovulating. If you are worried take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I get my period every 28 days. Iam now 8 days late. I have Been cramping for 5 days. Took a test when i was 4 days late but was negative?

I get my period every 28 days.  Iam now  8  days late. I have Been cramping for 5 days.  Took a  test  when  i was 4  days late but was negative?

Wait: another week and retest. If still negative repeat in another week. If still negative chances are that you are not pregnant but not 100% true. If still having cramps you should see your OB/GYN ...Read more

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How many days late after a period should I start to get worried? Last month i got my period a day after i had sex, this month I am 6 days late

How many days late after a period should I start to get worried? Last month i got my period a day after i had sex, this month I am 6 days late

Let me help you: If you’ve had sex since your last period and your period is late, it’s a good idea to take a pregnancy test. You can take a pregnancy test anytime during the day or night. You can either take a home pregnancy test or go to a health care provider for one. Good luck. ...Read more

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Late period for 6 days, menses come for 3 days , am i pregnant?

Late period for 6 days, menses come for 3 days ,  am i pregnant?

Take HPT 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am currently 6 days late for my period. My cycle is 33 days and was supposed to start 6 days ago. Took 2 tests both were negative. My period has nev?

I am currently 6 days late for my period. My cycle is 33 days and was supposed to start 6 days ago. Took 2 tests both were negative. My period has nev?

Late period: hello ~ you may be pregnant so wait another week to 10 days and repeat the pregnancy test. Most need you to be 8 weeks pregnant before testing positive so I would wait a little longer. If you are pregnant please go and see an OB GYN. thanks ...Read more

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I am currently nine days late fore my period. The last couple of months I have had a period late up to 6 days. I have tested twice, they're negative.

I am currently nine days late fore my period. The last couple of months I have had a period late up to 6 days. I have tested twice, they're negative.

Common: Many women have irregular periods, and it is usually not serious. Some things like thyroid and other disorders, high or low weight, stress, and some medications can cause menstrual irregularities. If you find this bothersome and you cannot remove the cause birth control pills may help. Of course, if you are worried about becoming pregnant this is a win-win solution ...Read more

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Missed my period for 6 days, but have brown discharge and stomach ache now.. Am i pregnant?

Missed my period for 6 days, but have brown discharge and stomach ache now.. Am i 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

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Im 2 days late am i pregnant? I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last month 3 days before my period and this month I am 2 days late am i pregnant?

Im 2 days late am i pregnant? I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last month 3 days before my period and this month I am 2 days late am i pregnant?

Can I be pregnant?: In our modern world there is no reason to wonder or guess about pregnancy anymore. If you are concerned that you may be pregnant, if enough time has passed then you can do a home pregnancy test. In your specific situation you have had a period after your sexual encounter. That would represent to me that you are not pregnant without testing. There are hundred other reasons for the delay of period. ...Read more

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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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Hi I am 34 and had my period 18 days ago. It was a very painful period and lasted 6 days. I am having spotting right now.

Hi I am 34 and had my period 18 days ago. It was a very painful period and lasted 6 days. I am having spotting right now.

See Physician: What type of birth control method are you using if any? are you sexually active? If so, have you done a home pregnancy test? If not,& you are sexually active, would recommend this. Ovarian Cysts can cause increased menstrual pain and spotting and uterine fibroids can also cause increased menstrual pain. Need to see Physician to have exam, lab most likely pelvic Ultrasound for full evaluation ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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