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My period is late 5 days now, am i pregnant?

My period is late 5 days now, am i pregnant?

Take pregnancy test: 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...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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Took an ecp and was 5 days late for period. Took a hpt wen i was about 3 days late came neg.Now 2 days late for my next period. Pregnant? Plsz help

Took an ecp and was 5 days late for period. Took a hpt wen i was about 3 days late came neg.Now  2 days late for my next period. Pregnant? Plsz help

Cycles are different: It seems you are concerned about pregnancy because your menses is late. It's very common for women to have changes in the length of their cycle. One month it might be 28 days and the next month 35 days. You can't gauge whether you are pregnant based on being "late" for your menstrual period. If you are pregnant then the home pregnancy test will usually be positive one week after your missed period. ...Read more

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5 days late for my period could i be pregnant?

5 days late for my period could i be pregnant?

If you had sex, yes: If you are sexually active and had unprotected sex, especially during the fertile time of your cycle, then you certainly could be pregnant. Check a pregnancy test. Best wishes ...Read more

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I am 5 days late on my period 2 days after my ovulation cycle started I spotted for 3 days ...Today I took. Pregnancy text and it came out negative?

I am 5 days late on my period 2 days after my ovulation cycle started I spotted for 3 days ...Today I took. Pregnancy text and it came out negative?

This is a good sign: IF you don't want to be pregnant. If you do, you may still be, but it's less likely. If you still do not have a cycle in the next 4 days, test again using your urine from first thing in the morning. Also try using a different brand of test if you did not use one designed specifically for detection of early pregnancy. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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I am 5 days late for my period and my hpt tests are negative?

I am 5 days late for my period and my hpt tests are negative?

Delayed menses: Your period has simply been delayed by hormonal reasons. If all your PG tests are negative, the period will eventually show up if there is no more at risk sexual behavior. ...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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Hi Dr... im 11 days late today... i started spotting 3 days after my missed period...it lasted for about 4 days... still no period and negative test.

Hi Dr... im 11 days late today... i started spotting 3 days after my missed period...it lasted for about 4 days... still no period and negative test.

Late period: 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, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex for 8 days before my period now I am 5 days late can I be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex for 8 days before my period now I am 5 days late can I be pregnant?

Yes: Though always possible with unprotected sex, it's unlikely that you are pregnant. Just take an over the counter home pregnancy test and then you'll know. If negative and still no period, repeat in 5-7 days. If still negative then, you aren't pregnant. In mean time no sex or use birth control just so things don't get confusing. Good luck! ...Read more

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My period lasted 5 days only and off now can u get pregnant after period finished?

My period lasted 5 days only and off now can u get pregnant after period
 finished?

Yes: Normal healthy fertile women can and do get pregnant if they have sex after their menstrual period finishes. The can also get pregnant at other times during their cycles. Fertile women are fertile. That means they can get pregnant if they are not always using reliable birth control to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Intercourse one week after period, 3 days after intercourse i got brown discharge for 5 days, then stopped, now my period is late. HPT are negative. whats happening?

Intercourse one week after period, 3 days after intercourse i got brown discharge for 5 days, then stopped, now my period is late. HPT are negative. whats happening?

Late periods: It depends on how old you are or if you have had intercourse within the "danger" period, but check another pregnancy test in 1 week to be sure. Irregular potting indicates hormonal imbalance which may be natural as you age, or related to a number of other factors, including stress, nutritional variation, anemia, etc. Recommend you visit an MD clinic to be checked out. ...Read more

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My last period was 5 days late a wk before my period I had brown spotting. My period was almost 5 days,very bright. I have some symptoms.negative test?

My last period was 5 days late a wk before my period I had brown spotting. My period was almost 5 days,very bright. I have some symptoms.negative test?

Irregular menses: The brown spotting was likely old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Your symptoms may be caused by a temporary hormonal imbalance. However if you notice significant change in menstrual pattern over 3 cycles - would consider medical assessment. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 2 days before my period, now my period is 5 days late. Should i try a pt?

Unprotected sex 2 days before my period, now my period is 5 days late. Should i try a pt?

Yes, athough this is: Not a likely time to become pregnant - never say never w pregnancy. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds or medical problems. Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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My period is 5 days late and im having rectal pain?

Rectal pain perioids: I am not aware of any association between periods and true rectal pain. You may be having spasms that you are interpreting as rectal pain. ...Read more

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Hello, last month my period was 17 days late. I took a hpt and it was negative. This month I'm 5 days late and still counting. Cramps, no nausea?

Hello, last month my period was 17 days late. I took a hpt and it was negative. This month I'm 5 days late and still counting. Cramps, no nausea?

Take another.: I would definitely take another pregnancy test, and if this is negative also, would talk to your primary care. There are many reasons for late periods, including thyroid problems, hormone issues, and stress. Your doc will help you figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Breasts were aching for a few days before i was expecting my period now my period is 5 days late and breast not aching anymore pregnant test neg?

Breasts were aching for a few days before i was expecting my period now my period is 5 days late and breast not aching anymore pregnant test neg?

Give it more time: I would give it at least two weeks since the last time you had intercourse and take another pregnancy test. If it still says negative then let me know and we will talk from there :]. ...Read more

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19yrs old, regular periods+ lasts 5 days. But last month my period was 3 weeks late, but neg preg test, now Im on a week early +was only 2-3days help?

19yrs old, regular periods+ lasts 5 days. But last month my period was 3 weeks late, but neg preg test, now Im on a week early +was only 2-3days help?

Anovulatory cycles: are a common cause of irregular periods, and are particularly common in young women. During an anovulatory cycle, the ovary fails to release an egg and this results in hormonal changes that disrupt the usual menstrual cycle. Having 2-3 anovulatory cycles per year is considered normal. Birth control pills can help regulate periods. ...Read more

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I'm 20 days late for my period. I took two test, three days after and before my missed period. Could i be pregnant?

I'm 20 days late for my period. I   took two test, three days after and before my missed period. Could i be pregnant?

Yes may be pregnant : Make sure test are fresh and high sensitivity do them again in a few days if still late see your doctor he/she may do blood test etc. Stress may delay period more so relax. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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