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Early blood spotting late period. Pregnant?

Early blood spotting late period. Pregnant?

Not quite sure that: I understand this. You have had a period or you you haven't had your period but are spotting? If you have been sexually active please take a home pregnancy test. It is inexpensive and accurate. ...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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Unprotected sex, late period and negative test. Pregnant?

Unprotected sex, late period and negative test. Pregnant?

Unsure: If you have a negative pregnancy test then it is not likely that you are pregnant, unless you have taken the pregnancy test too soon for it to change. It takes about ten days for the pregnancy test to turn positive after conception. If you are unsure then you can always repeat te test. ...Read more

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Can late ovulation cause late period next time?

Can late ovulation cause late period next time?

Yes: The period will consistently come about two weeks after ovulation, so if ovulation is late the period will be late. ...Read more

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

Irreg 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 ; 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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Period 9 days late cramping negative pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Period 9 days late cramping negative pregnancy test could i be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Home pregnancy tests become positive at about the time you'd be one week late. Perform one then and repeat in a week it it's negative. ...Read more

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After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

After miscarriage late period negative pregnancy test could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy: It usually takes a month or so after a miscarriage to regain your normal cycle. So it would be unlikely that you are pregnant immediately. Nevertheless it is possible that you ovulated sooner. ...Read more

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Confused about late ovulation & late menstruation?

Confused about late ovulation & late menstruation?

Two separate issues: Late ovulation leads to late menstruation. If you are pregnant then menstruation may never come or if you have a biochemical pregnancy then you may have a late menstruation as a result of the biochemical pregnancy. Not clear what your question is exactly. ...Read more

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What are menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

What are menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Different causes: Menses occurs when there is not a pregnancy, so that the body can start over to get pregnant. Early pregnancy bleeding occurs for mostly unknown reasons. About 1/3 of women have early pg bleeding, perhaps 50% miscarry (1 reason) and then it stops with a normal pregnancy to follow. An ultrasound can reassure you of normal development at about 6 wks. Fetal hr means loss only 3-5%. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Late period no PMS symptoms negative test. Is she pregnant?

Late period no PMS symptoms negative test. Is she pregnant?

Not likley.: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does late ovulation mean late periods?

Does late ovulation mean late periods?

It should ...: The 2nd half of the cycle (luteal phase) starts with ovulation and ends with a period, or goes on into pregnancy. Most luteal phases should be 13-14 days. The most accurate ways of telling the length are to use an ovulation predictor kit, or ultrasound monitoring if seeing a fertility md (rei). If you have a short luteal phase or long cycles (35-40 days or more) get checked by rei to find out why. ...Read more

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Last period jan 31st. Having pregnancy symptoms. Period late but home pregnancy test negative. Whats wrong?

Last period jan 31st.  Having pregnancy symptoms.  Period late but home pregnancy test negative.  Whats wrong?

Not sure: You are obviously late for your period, and in the setting of a negative pregnancy test, you are not pregnant. This indicates that you did not ovulate or it was significantly delayed. Talk to your doctor about ways to induce a period and pills to regulate the cycle. ...Read more

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Missed period and now spotting very light pink discharge. My menstrual cycle is very regular, 27 day cycle. Never missed a period before. Pregnant?

Missed period and now spotting very light pink discharge. My menstrual cycle is very regular, 27 day cycle. Never missed a period before. Pregnant?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred) or 1 week after having a "weird" period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate if persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Three day late period negative pregnant test?

Three day late period negative pregnant test?

Repeat or blood test: If you have unprotected sex, urine pregnancy test may not be sensitive enough. Repeat with early morning void or get a more sensitive blood test. ...Read more

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Periods 3 weeks late negative pregnancy test..Help?

Periods 3 weeks late negative pregnancy test..Help?

Hormones: 3 weeks late means likely your hormones are unbalanced. If you've had unprotected sex, then of course you could be pregnant and the test isn't positive yet, but sounds like that's not the case. If period still absent after another 6 weeks, make dr. Appt to check thyroid, pituitary. In meantime, use protection unless you want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge 11 days before expected period... Negative home pregnancy test..

Brown vaginal discharge 11 days before expected period... Negative home pregnancy test..

Too soon to test: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period. I also have took pregnancy tests, and they were negative. ?

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period. I also have took pregnancy tests, and they were negative. ?

Possible Reasons: 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), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period. I had sex 4/8 I did two pregnancy test on 4/26. Both negative(I’m regular) I also felt stress. ?

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period.
I had sex 4/8 I did two pregnancy test on 4/26. Both negative(I’m regular) I also felt stress. ?

Tests are accurate: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

Menstruation (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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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