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Doctor insights on: I Started My Period Late Could I Still Be Pregnant

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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School 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. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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Could i still be pregnant even if i got my period late my last period was around feb 28.. It lasted around 4/5 days. I had unprotected sex on march 12. I've took 3 hpts last week all were negative & one tuesday march 27 still negative . I was told it was

Could i still be pregnant even if i got my period late my last period was around feb 28.. It lasted around 4/5 days. I had unprotected sex on march 12. I've took 3 hpts last week all were negative & one tuesday march 27 still negative . I was told it was

Since : Since you are having your period, odds are you are not pregnant. If you are still concerned about pregnancy, you can take a test 3-4 weeks after your episode of unprotected sex and be pretty certain of it's accuracy. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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2 weeks late period, neg urine test, no symptoms, neg ultrasound. Beyond regular cycles (clockwork). Could i still be pregnant? White discharge.

2 weeks late period, neg urine test, no symptoms, neg ultrasound. Beyond regular cycles (clockwork). Could i still be pregnant? White discharge.

Irregular Periods: I am sometimes surprised by this question that comes 1000 times per day. Women at times have missed periods. The cause of the missed ovulation can be from numerous things like extreme dieting, weight loss, obesity, stress, or other hormone issues. The surprise comes in that it appears women are not talking to each other about this. You are not pregnant. You have proof of this. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Deccan College of Medical Sciences
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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I have read that a woman could still be pregnant even though she gets a late period. what is the likelihood of this?

I have read that a woman could still be pregnant even though she gets a late period. what is the likelihood of this?

No: A woman who gets pregnant can see her regular period about a month or more later if she miscarries very early in her pregnancy (of course, she would no longer be pregnant at the time of seeing her regular period). Otherwise, she won't see her normal regular period until about 1-2 months after she finishes her pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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Can you still be pregnant having a late period?

Can you still be pregnant having a late period?

Possibly: Pregnancy can be present with all kinds of abnormal bleeding patterns. A pregnancy test will tell. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you spot have a late period but still have one and also be pregnant?

Can you spot have a late period but still have one and also be pregnant?

HPT: If you actually had a period, then you are not pregnant. But if you had spotting or some other irregular bleeding - then you could be pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test is you are not sure which is the case. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham Dr. Cunningham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can sex cause a late period ? If Ur pregnant can you still get cycle heavy the first day to light almost non existing for about 3 days ? Implantation?

Can sex cause a late period ? If Ur pregnant can you still get cycle heavy the first day to light almost non existing for about 3 days ? Implantation?

Bleeding: Some women will still bleed in their first few months. Not normal but can happen. Implantation bleeding occurs about 2 weeks after you start your period ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Period late by nearly 3 weeks protected sex negative pregnancy test? Could she still be pregnant? Answer needed urgently please thanks

Period late by nearly 3 weeks protected sex negative pregnancy test? Could she still be pregnant? Answer needed urgently please thanks

Not pregnant: Without sperm there is no baby. The test also confirms this. Girls miss periods for a lot of reasons like extreme dieting, extreme exercise, extreme stress, extreme obesity, and other reasons. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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I've felt pregnant before i got my period and i still feel pregnant after.I had my period late and it was light and short.Am i crazy? I have a iud!

I've felt pregnant before i got my period and i still feel pregnant after.I had my period late and it was light and short.Am i crazy? I have a iud!

Misinformed?: First, I am very happy you have reached out here so you can be better able to understand your body. You are not specific about what you think is making you feel pregnant, but you have an iud and you had a period. You are not pregnant. That is off the table. Hormone fluctuations are how your body experiences these 'pregnancy' symptoms. So look for things changing your hormones. ...Read more

Dr. Rachana Sus Dr. Sus
General Practice
15 years in practice
Shivaji University, Dr Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College
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28 days late period now. Tested neg on hpt on day 22 past period. Is there still a chance of pregnancy?

28 days late period now. Tested neg on hpt on day 22 past period. Is there still a chance of pregnancy?

Yes. : Yes, could be a uterine pregnancy or ectopic. UPT can be negative in such cases. You will need blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle Dr. Hornbuckle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
11 years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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If I'm 2days late (period) & have a red blood 3rd day (not enough for pad or tampon) am I still pregnant or should I be concerned?

If I'm 2days late (period) & have a red blood 3rd day (not enough for pad or tampon) am I still pregnant or should I be concerned?

Still pregnant?: Did you have a positive pregnancy test already? Did the bleeding stop by itself? If the bleeding stopped, then I wouldn't worry yet, until you get an ultrasound showing a live pregnancy with a heartbeat. If your bleeding becomes heavier and you have a positive pregnancy test see your doctor right away for help. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Timothy Raichle Dr. Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Gf had month late period. Then it came. First brown blood, then red but light. Hpt was negative. Could she still be pregnant? I'm nervous

Gf had month late period. Then it came. First brown blood, then red but light. Hpt was negative. Could she still be pregnant? I'm nervous

Probably not...: If her periods are normally regular and she is late for her period and the pregnancy test is negative, then it is extremely unlikely that she is pregnant. It is more likely that she had delayed or absent ovulation this last month. She would be wise to schedule a visit with her ob/gyn and discuss birth control. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Southard Dr. Southard
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Naked rubbing of genitals but no intercourse, no penetration never had sex still a virgin. period late. could i be pregnant or period is just late?

Naked rubbing of genitals but no intercourse, no penetration never had sex still a virgin. period late. could i be pregnant or period is just late?

Very unlikely: That you are pregnant but still is remotely possible. With the sensitivity of present pregnancy testing, I would still encourage you to complete a home pregnancy test. Even if that's negative, if you period doesn't come in the intermin, I would retest to be absolutely sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Deeken Dr. Deeken
Pathology
16 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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Cramping and period late but started today... Light pink, still cramping. Not a lot of flow. Could i be pregnant after negative blood test a week ago?

Cramping and period late but started today... Light pink, still cramping. Not a lot of flow. Could i be pregnant after negative blood test a week ago?

Depends...: Depends on the type of blood test. If you had a quantitative hcg, your doctor would see a number/ amount of pregnancy hormone in your blood. If it was any number greater from 1-25, that is an equivocal test which would need to be repeated. If it is greater than 25, then you would be considered positive for pregnancy. If you had a qualitative hcg, the lab will report equivocals as negative. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Swift-johnson Dr. Swift-johnson
Family Medicine
11 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Missed one BC pill, late period, negative pregnancy test. Is it still possible I could be pregnant with a negative test?

Yes: It is possible to be pregnant with a negative test if you took the test too early. Pregnancy test can be negative for 4 to 6 weeks depending on the test kit you used. Be safe and stop meds until you have a test by a healthcare professional. The timing from your missed period is very important. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is it possible after having 1 + pregnancy test followed by 5 -, 11 day late period could still be a cyst instead of a miscarriage?

Is it possible after having 1 + pregnancy test followed by 5 -, 11 day late period could still be a cyst instead of a miscarriage?

Test again?: I'm not 100% certain I understand your full question, but let me try: no cyst will make you bleed if you are pregnant, or give you a negative test - so if you re not sure if you are still pregnant test again. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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