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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 am a week late on my period, and my boyfriend and I have never had sex. Should I be worried?

I am a week late on my period, and my boyfriend and I have never had sex. Should I be worried?

Virgin pregnancy: A virgin pregnancy is not possible without devine intervention or sex play without condoms. ...Read more

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I am a week late on my period with still no signs of it, but my pregnancy test is negative. Any thoughts?

I am a week late on my period with still no signs of it, but my pregnancy test is negative. Any thoughts?

See your Ob/Gyn!: Sounds like you are not likely to be pregnant - please see your obstetrician/gynecologist to have your thyroid function tested, assure your ovulations are regular/monthly and repeat another pregnancy test in your blood. Take Folic Acid 1 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am a week late on my period because i stopped taking bc ? I tried a pregnancy test but came bk neg

Is it possible that I am a week late on my period because i stopped taking bc ? I tried a pregnancy test but came bk neg

Yes: If you were in the middle of a pill pack and stopped your pills, then your next period will almost certainly be abnormal / early / delayed. If you simply stopped your pills and are late, then it might be that you did not ovulate or ovulation was delayed. ...Read more

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I am a week late on my period and took a pregnancy test but it said negative could this e because i stopped taking the pill

I am a week late on my period and took a pregnancy test but it said negative could this e because i stopped taking the pill

See below: If are a week past the due date for your period, and you did the pregnancy test correctly, and it was negative, you are not likely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it is time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation. ...Read more

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I am a week late on my period. I have taken two pregnancy test both negative. also does the bleach homemade pregnancy work??? help please.

I am a week late on my period. I have taken two pregnancy test both negative. also does the bleach homemade pregnancy work??? help please.

Prego or not: You need to retest with a home pregnancy test kit that checks your urine. The bleach test is worthless. You need to retest because the earlier tests were perhaps done too early to detect a early pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am a week late on my period, IV been having major mood swings and cramps the whole time. Took 3 tests, all negative. What does this mean?

I am a week late on my period, IV been having major mood swings and cramps the whole time. Took 3 tests, all negative. What does this mean?

Uncertain. If you: Are not pregnant, other causes of missed or irregular periods include: reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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I am a week late on my period but 3 pregnancy tests say I'm not pregnant? What's up with my body?

I am a week late on my period but 3 pregnancy tests say I'm not pregnant? What's up with my body?

Probably nothing: Up to a week late may be ok depending on what is going on in your life (stress, hormonal issues etc). Give it few more days and if still concerned, check with your gynecologist ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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