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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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My period is late and im trying to get pregnant. The home tests say neggative. Why is my period late if im not pregnant. Im usually on time.

My period is late and im trying to get pregnant. The home tests say neggative. Why is my period late if im not pregnant. Im usually on time.

Various: There are various possible reasons including stress, thyroid disease, eating disorders, medications, excessive exercise and others. If the pregnancy test is still negative in 1 week, seek care to see why you're skipping. ...Read more

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Period is late by my calculations none of my normal PMS this month just did pregnant test a while ago came negative y is my period late im freaking out?

Period is late by my calculations none of my normal PMS this month just did pregnant test a while ago came negative y is my period late im freaking out?

Stressed out: Be aware that one of the most frequent causes of delayed menses is stress. It has been frequently observed among female nursing students that they often miss their periods around exam times. If stress is not the cause, a complete evaluation by an obgyn is appropriate as other causes may include endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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Im 4 days late on my period and I get pain like 4 days before my period starts I haven't had pain or gotten my period. I've had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 2 times this month. Why is my period late? Can I be pregnant.

Im 4 days late on my period and I get pain like 4 days before my period starts I haven't had pain or gotten my period. I've had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 2 times this month. Why is my period late? Can I be pregnant.

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. If the test is positive you will need to seek prenatal care. If the pregnancy test is negative then wait to see if your cycle comes soon and if not schedule a visit with an obgyn. ...Read more

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My period is late, and everytime that I've had sex its been protected, I've taken 2 pregnancy tests that both read negative. Why is my period late?

My period is late, and everytime that I've had sex its been protected, I've taken 2 pregnancy tests that both read negative. Why is my period late?

Menstrual: irregularities are not uncommon and a usual cause is anovulatory cycle. See this site for more information on this subject. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Aside from pregnancy, what else could make my period late?

Aside from pregnancy, what else could make my period late?

Many reasons: 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 had a late period, and then my period was only an hour long. Could I be pregnant?

I had a late period, and then my period was only an hour long. Could I be pregnant?

Possible: If you are sexually active and especially if you are not using a highly effective form of birth control, then you could be pregnant. It's possible when pregnant to have bleeding that can be mistaken for a period. A home pregnancy test is a good way to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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