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I got my period five days late this month and then only bled for one day. Tired, sore, tender, head aches, sick to my stomach. What could be going on?

I got my period five days late this month and then only bled for one day. Tired, sore, tender, head aches, sick to my stomach. What could be going on?

Could be: Pregnant in spite of having one day of bleeding. If pregnancy is not a possibility, then you would consider other causes such as viral illness for example. Wait a week and do a pregnancy test if your symptoms continue. See your doctor if not pregnant and you are not getting better ...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


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Hi so I got my period 5 days late this month it came on the 6th which it was expected on the 1st. Then on dec. 22nd I got another period?

Hi so I got my period 5 days late this month it came on the 6th which it was expected on the 1st. Then on dec. 22nd I got another period?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are very common. If you normally have regular periods and then suddenly have one that is early or late this usually gets better on its own with cycles returning to normal over the next few months. If you are not wanting to be pregnant you should discuss birth control which will also help with cycle control. ...Read more

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I got my period 5 days late on 9/26 left by 9/28 completely just brown spotting when wipe. But started red and then left. Any suggestions?

I got my period 5 days late on 9/26 left by 9/28 completely just brown spotting when wipe. But started red and then left. Any suggestions?

Hormones: I would say you have a hormone imbalance! this is the reason for many menstrual abnormalities but you must see your pcp for a gynecological exam and some laboratory testing to rule out a physical abnormality. I often recommended a D&C to kind of start the clock again. Meds can be used but it depends on your family planning status. Simple answer but your own pcp and you make final decision! ...Read more

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We are planning. This month I had all pregnancy symptoms but I got my period 5 days late. I had all pregnancy symptoms before my period, canu plz suggest?

We are planning. This month I had all pregnancy symptoms but I got my period 5 days late. I had all pregnancy symptoms before my period, canu plz suggest?

Spontaneous loss: About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. The usual symptom is a delayed heavy period. Had you done a pregnancy test 3-4 days after the missed period, it might have been positive.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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I had sex one day before my period. My husband came inside me I got my period 5 days late and it abnormal. I'm bleeding but not like my normal period.

I had sex one day before my period. My husband came inside me I got my period 5 days late and it abnormal. I'm bleeding but not like my normal period.

What's your goal?: If you're trying to conceive, you'll just need to wait (and enjoy more sex). if you're not trying to conceive, then you need to consider some form of birth control. Hormonal contraception can regulate your period as irregular menses are common in young women. ...Read more

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I took 34 ovulation test last cycle, 1 every morning, all negative. I got my period 5 days late and negative pregnancy tests. What is going on with me?

I took 34 ovulation test last cycle, 1 every morning, all negative. I got my period 5 days late and negative pregnancy tests. What is going on with me?

Ovulation disorder: Ovulation is a delicate dance between the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, and the ovaries. The pituitary gland is often lazy, failing to send out the triggering hormones that release the egg.

There are other explanations as well. Irregular cycles are a good reason to seek professional help. ...Read more

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I got my period a 5 days late n bled for 8 days, I spotted 2 days later, it stopped, sunday was my 14th day, I had sex last night, will I fall pregnant?

I got my period a 5 days late n bled for 8 days, I spotted 2 days later, it stopped, sunday was my 14th day, I had sex last night, will I fall pregnant?

Possible pregnancy: It is hard to say, maybe you were already pregnant and had a spontaneous abortion. You should follow up with your obgyn doctor. Have them check if u are currently or were pregnant. ...Read more

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I ovulated late, period came on five days late, and been feeling pregnancy symptoms after my cycle. Mostly like feeling sick to my stomach.

I ovulated late, period came on five days late, and been feeling pregnancy symptoms after my cycle. Mostly like feeling sick to my stomach.

Pregnancy UPO: In most physician practices, pregnancy testing is first in evaluation as this is an "until proven otherwise" situation. If negative, then it may be worth looking at other causes for these symptoms. ...Read more

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I've never late period. It has always been in time beside the two time I was pregnant before. The only reason I think its cancer, is because my mother passed away from ovation cancer. I've been late for five days now, took four hpts all negative. By stre

I've never late period. It has always been in time beside the two time I was pregnant before. The only reason I think its cancer, is because my mother passed away from ovation cancer. I've been late for five days now, took four hpts all negative. By stre

Unlikely: Ovarian cancer in 21 yr old is unlikely diagnosis, people with ovarina cancer will have no pain less still will have periods in early stages a reason for late diagnosis. If you have family history see your gyn doctor regular basis, with your current problem go for a visit. ...Read more

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I am two months late for period took five hpt and all negative. What do you think about my late period?

I am two months late for period took five hpt and all negative. What do you think about my late period?

See gyn for missed: Period x 3. 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). ...Read more

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Period 5 days late?

Period 5 days late?

Check a HPT: Every woman experiences some change/irregularity in her period at time, especially with illness, medication use, stress, rapid weight loss, endocrine disorder such as thyroid diseases etc. Pregnancy is one reason to miss period and so doing a home pregnancy test can quickly and reliably tell. If negative, recheck in 3-5 days. If pos, congrats. If you are still concnerned, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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18 days late period, is this normal or abnormal?

18 days late period, is this normal or abnormal?

Late: 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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How to force start your late period? It is late by 10 days...

Prescription: A prescription for a Progesterone medication can "prime" the uterus for a period. You'll need to contact your physician. ...Read more

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12 days late period because of plan b?

12 days late period because of plan b?

PlanB: Yes planB can disrupt the normal menstrual period.it may take weeks before you will have a normal period ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a 16 year old to have a late period about 4 or 5 days late?

Is it unusual for a 16 year old to have a late period about 4 or 5 days late?

Late periods: Late periods are common, and can be brought on by illness, chronic disease or stress. If you are having unprotected sex, adding that possibility adds to stress when you have a late period which can cause more late periods and causes more stress etc etc ...Read more

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Late period 2 months in a row by 3-4 days last 2months and lasted 2 days each month?

Late period 2 months in a row by 3-4 days last 2months and lasted 2 days each month?

Irregular periods: If you have already ruled out pregnancy, normal cycle lengths vary between 21 and 32 days. This counts from the first day of bleeding to the next first day of bleeding. If you go back and count the days between episodes of bleeding, most likely they are still falling in this range. If they are not you should take the information to you doctor and you can decide how you wish to proceed. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know that I'm concerned about a late period which I still have t had. I always am late by a couple of days.

Than that is normal: Normal for you. But why are considering the possibility of being pregnant, with all the contraceptive devices there are. You should know it is not possible. ...Read more

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I had a late period. A week after I was SUPPOSED to have it. It came really light then a little heavy. It lasted only 2 days. What's wrong with me?

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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I'm spotting 2 days after late period?

I'm spotting 2 days after late period?

Period: I would think this is likely a period that is a little late. If you think it might be somehting pregnancy related, you need to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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19 days late period, am I pregnant or is it pos something else at my age?

19 days late period, am I pregnant or is it pos something else at my age?

Could be: Depending on if you have had unprotected sex and if you are of reproductive age, you certainly could be pregnant. Check a preg test and see your ob/gyn for further eval. ...Read more

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My breast are really sore my period is 8 days late I'm I pregnant or just having a late period?

My breast are really sore my period is 8 days late I'm I pregnant or just having a late period?

Test: You might be. There is only one way to tell right now - get a pregnancy test. A home pregnancy test, available in many stores, can give you the answer. Follow the directions carefully. ...Read more

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Can I have abortion after 4 days of late period and test positive?

Can I have abortion after 4 days of late period and test positive?

Yes: Hi, I don't know what the law is in ur country regarding abortion, you better consult with an OB doctor, please don't do anything without a doctor's supervision because you going to put your health in jeopardy. Good luck. ...Read more

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11 days late period, have the mirina coil, taste has changed? Any idea?

The IUD: Will cause u to miss periods because it contains low doses of progesterone. The circulating amount though is approximately 1/20th the amount from a birth control pill. I don't think it's the iud changing your sense of taste. Good luck. ...Read more

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23yrs.;late period always. Stay for 3 days only. What's the reason? What to do now? Please help.

23yrs.;late period always. Stay for 3 days only. What's the reason? What to do now? Please help.

Menstruation: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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I had my last period on january 15th and now I am 2 days late. I have never experience late period before. It is usually on time or early. Why?

I had my last period on january 15th and now I am 2 days late. I have never experience late period before. It is usually on time or early. Why?

Take pregnancy test.: 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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10 days late period 2 months ago then a normal 29 day one and now 7 days late again and no period yet. I'm usually regular? Should I be worried?

10 days late period 2 months ago then a normal 29 day one and now 7 days late again and no period yet. I'm usually regular? Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: If you have been extremely stressed this will affect your cycles and can cause irregular bleeding. If you feel well and have no pelvic pain, it's okay to just wait and see if your cycles normalize in the next month or two. If not, check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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