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Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Irregular bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempered ...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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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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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

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Does a late period mean late ovulation?

Does a late period mean late ovulation?

Ovulation: A longer menstrual cycle could mean a longer follicular phase (the time before ovulation) this is variable although usually about 14 days. The luteal phase is the days after ovulation which is constant 12-14 days. It could also indicate that you are not ovulating. ...Read more

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Late menses since last month. No sex since before last months period. Early preg. Test negative. Pregnant?

Late menses since last month. No sex since before last months period. Early preg. Test negative. Pregnant?

Late period: 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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Period five days late light bleeding?

Period five days late light bleeding?

Light bleeding: If your period is usually as regular as clockwork, and you’re now late, you may well be pregnant. In early pregnancy, light bleeding or spotting is common. If you are pregnant, you may find that the bleeding settles and your pregnancy continues. If you are concerned you should take a pregnancy test to find out. ...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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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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Late menstrual period after bad carwreck?

Late menstrual period after bad carwreck?

Possibly stress: As you know, it is important to rule out pregnancy, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative and this is the first time, i recommend you just monitor it. It is possible that the change is due to stress. ...Read more

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2 day late spotty light period last month, now 3 day late period and brown spotting. Never had sex. Periods have usually been regular?

2 day late spotty light period last month, now 3 day late period and brown spotting. Never had sex. Periods have usually been regular?

Could be normal: But to be sure you need to have a gyn exam. These symptoms are vague and hard to make accurate assessment with out an exam. Sometimes a simple ultrasound and/or an abdominal exam can be done and in may not be necessary to have an internal exam. ...Read more

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A month late missed period still waiting?

A month late missed period still waiting?

Pregnancy test: If you are sexually active and did not use appropriate birth control you may be pregnant. You can perform a pregnancy test. See your doctor for proper care and discussion on what birth control may be appropriate for you. Also remember to practice safe sex, use condoms. Take care and stay safe. ...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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Sex with condoms only, last period march 7th, took 2 preg first response test day before expected period, negative. Late period. Pregnant?

Sex with condoms only, last period march 7th, took 2 preg first response test day before expected period, negative. Late period. Pregnant?

Take HPT.: 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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Late period. Negative pregnancy test. Last normal period July 7, 2015 on a 24 day cycle.

Late period. Negative pregnancy test. Last normal period July 7, 2015  on a 24 day cycle.

Hormonal variations: It is not unusual at your age to have cycle variations of this kind. If you have no reason to suspect pregnancy then the test result is consistent, otherwise repeat in a few days or get a more reliable test (in lab) ...Read more