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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 (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...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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Late menstrual period, nausea, and mild cramping?

Late menstrual period, nausea, and mild cramping?

Pregnancy symptoms: Check a pregancy test. These are all early symptoms. ...Read more

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Period 11days late, period cramps and vaginal discharge?

Period 11days late, period cramps and vaginal discharge?

Lots of things: Always rule out pregnancy first. However, many things can affect the timing and regularity of one's cycle (e.g. Weight changes, diet, stress, etc..). Don't stress. Keep an eye on it for now. The vaginal discharge is very non-specific and probably (normal) related to any hormonal shifts. If the changes are persistent for more than 5-6 cycles, see your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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4 days period late mild brown spotting mild cramping pregnancy sign?

4 days period late mild brown spotting mild cramping pregnancy sign?

It could be : Your period or possibly pregnancy. You can go ahead & take a pregnancy test now. Take care. ...Read more

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Having cramps 6days next period neg hpt?

Having cramps 6days next period neg hpt?

Misinformed?: Cramping is in no way a sign or symptom of early pregnancy. You tested way too soon to have a valid test. You must wait until you miss a period to count the test to be valid. ...Read more

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I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

Irregular periods: 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Many of the common birth control methods can be very effective. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Period: I cannot speak from a medical perspective, but from a psychological perspective, stress can affect your cycle onset and duration. ...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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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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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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Ttc, missed period, menstrual cramps & light pink period. Can i still make hpt?

Ttc, missed period, menstrual cramps & light pink period. Can i still make hpt?

YES!: The menstrual cramps and slight pink period can be a sign of implantation. Pregnancy can present with any type of bleeding or lack of bleeding. Never assume even with a normal blood flow. I would always check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Sore breasts, mild cramping, nausea. Stringy white/clear discharge. On birth control. Period ended late June. Ovulation? Oncoming period? Pregnant?

Sore breasts, mild cramping, nausea. Stringy white/clear discharge. On birth control. Period ended late June. Ovulation? Oncoming period? Pregnant?

One way to find out: If you're concerned you could be pregnant, the one way to find out is with a pregnancy test. If you have regularly taken your birth control pills, this is very unlikely, but still possible, especially if you missed any doses. If you symptoms don't improve or if they worsen, follow up with your PCP or OB/GYN. ...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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A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

Likely: But if any chance you are pregnant, best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if negative repeat in 7-10 days. If positive, need Gyn eval. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...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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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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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...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