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My period came a week late and lasted two days. First day it was moderate and the second day it was light. But I felt cramps on the first day.

My period came a week late and lasted two days. First day it was moderate and the second day it was light. But I felt cramps on the first day.

Could be normal: The timing of a period does not always appear on time and is influenced by many things from emotions, illness etc. If you are sexually active and use birth control pills I would not be overly concerned, but if the cramps continue it would be wise to make an appointment with your OB/GYN ...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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My period came a week late it was light usually it lasts 4-5 days but today is the 7th day and im still having a period. I always have regular periods but this month was different I took 4 hpts but all were negative.

My period came a week late it was light usually it lasts 4-5 days but today is the 7th day and im still having a period. I always have regular periods but this month was different I took 4 hpts but all were negative.

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
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My period came a week late and since then I've been experiencing excruciating cramps and nausea. What can I do to relieve the pain?

My period came a week late and since then I've been experiencing excruciating cramps and nausea. What can I do to relieve the pain?

Diagnose The Cause: First you must find out the cause of the problem (most likely an infection) and then the treatment will take care of the problem and the pain. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex. My period came a week late and it only lasted 4 days. I have signs of pregnancy but the test I took was negative. Could I be?

I had unprotected sex. My period came a week late and it only lasted 4 days. I have signs of pregnancy but the test I took was negative. Could I be?

Possibly pregnant?: What signs of pregnancy do you have? Pregnancy is always possible from unprotected sex. Pregnancy test results depend on when you take the test. It could be negative if taken too soon after a missed period, and needs to be repeated later. Your doctor can do a serum test which could give valid results a little sooner. ...Read more

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I have been having sexual intercourse and my period came a week late but I do not feel my normal monthly period symptoms. Can I be pregnant?

I have been having sexual intercourse and my period came a week late but I do not feel my normal monthly period symptoms. Can I be pregnant?

It is possible: My guess is probably not, but it is quite possible to have what seems to be a normal period early in pregnancy and have a perfectly normal pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are readily available, accurate, and should be positive if you do happen to be pregnant. ...Read more

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My period came a week late, and it's a lot lighter than usual. I also got a big blood clot, 2 in wide and 1 in thick, could I have been pregnant?

My period came a week late, and it's a lot lighter than usual. I also got a big blood clot, 2 in wide and 1 in thick, could I have been pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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My period came a week late, light, and lasted only 3 days. Its usually 5. Since then I have been having faint cramping and headaches. Am I pregnant?

My period came a week late, light, and lasted only 3 days. Its usually 5. Since then I have been having faint cramping and headaches. Am I pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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My period came 3 weeks late last month but only lasted 3 days when I usually have a 7 day cycle. 1st day was light, 2-3rd was heavy.???

My period came 3 weeks late last month but only lasted 3 days when I usually have a 7 day cycle. 1st day was light, 2-3rd was heavy.???

Irregular menses: There is a wide variety of reasons to have irregular vaginal bleeding, including pregnancy. Have you done a pregnancy test? If not, then that would be a good place to start. Is anything happening in your life? Increased stress, weight loss, weight gain, infections, chronic illness...again the list is long. You do not mention age but if older could be headed towards menopause. ...Read more

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My period came 1 week late last month. When should it come this month? It has been like clockwork starting on the 5th of every month and ending on the 9th. Last month it didn't start till the 13th and ended on the 17th.

My period came 1 week late last month. When should it come this month? It has been like clockwork starting on the 5th of every month and ending on the 9th. Last month it didn't start till the 13th and ended on the 17th.

There: There are many reasons why a woman's period would be off a little one month. They could have had a particularly stressful month. They could have had an illness. They could also have been pregnant. One study showed that 50% of women who are at risk for pregnancy in a given month actually do get pregnant but have a miscarriage so early that it is perceived as a normal period or just a few days late. If a woman is not pregnant and has a longer cycle than normal, most of the time they will reset their cycle starting from that date. In other words, if your period normally starts around the 5th and it came on the 13th, then next month it will come around the 13th. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have had implanon for one year and my period came one week late last month. I am two weeks late so far this month.

I have had implanon for one year and my period came one week late last month. I am two weeks late so far this month.

Common: Nexplanon/Implanon is a highly effective implantable contraceptive. Effective for 3 years. Most common side effect is irregular periods in about 25% of users. Can range from no periods to daily bleeding or spotting. Breakthrough bleeding can be treated with birth control pills or estrogen but the bleeding often recurs. Weight changes, usually gain, can occur. Mood changes are not uncommon. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 year old virgin and not sexually active. My period came 2 weeks late. Is this normal? My last period was Sept. 1 and then on Oct. 18.

I'm a 28 year old virgin and not sexually active. My period came 2 weeks late. Is this normal? My last period was Sept. 1 and then on Oct. 18.

It happens sometimes: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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Does it matter how late a period is, as long as it comes sooner or later, when it comes to pregnancy? My period came 2 weeks late, but it came. Pregnant?

Does it matter how late a period is, as long as it comes sooner or later, when it comes to pregnancy? My period came 2 weeks late, but it came. Pregnant?

Take a test: 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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My period came 2 weeks late. I've been having unprotected sex is it likely that I'm pregnant?

My period came 2 weeks late. I've been having unprotected sex is it likely that I'm pregnant?

Possible: Anytime you have sex pregnancy is possible. Check abut one pregnancy and remember to use protection ...Read more

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My period came one week late and last 3 days I had sex & was spotting light then a dark brown color could I be pregnant?

My period came one week late and last 3 days I had sex & was spotting light then a dark brown color could I be pregnant?

Take pregnancy test: Many women go through times when their cycles are not regular, or when their bleeding looks a little different than usual (brown spotting, lighter or heavier flow). This may be normal, but, if you are not using contraception, then you may be pregnant. Some women get spotting or vaginal bleeding even when pregnant. So to be sure, go take a home pregnancy test. It is quick, reliable and inexpensive. ...Read more

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My period came 1 week late and it started like spotting on and off, some times breakthrough bleeding for 15 days. Is it a normal period or am pregnant?

My period came 1 week late and it started like spotting on and off, some times breakthrough bleeding for 15 days. Is it a normal period or am pregnant?

Check a test: If you are concerned you may be pregnant then check a home pregnancy test. It seems highly unlikely since you are having more frequent periods instead of a lack of periods. There are many birth control options which will help control your menstrual cycle and decrease menstrual irregularity. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant? My son is 19 months old and my nipples started leaking milk again my period came two weeks late but I did get it. And I have been having morning sickness.

Can I be pregnant? My son is 19 months old and my nipples started leaking milk again my period came two weeks late but I did get it. And I have been having morning sickness.

It's: It's less likely you are pregnant since your period came, but it is still a possibility. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you - whichever is easier for you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. ...Read more

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My period came two weeks late, could I be pregnant? I've been having stomach pains but not cramps. My bf & I have been usingthe "pull out" method.

My period came two weeks late, could I be pregnant? I've been having stomach pains but not cramps. My bf & I have been usingthe "pull out" method.

Definitely could be: Withdrawal is a very poor method of contraception since you have to say no when your body says go and the highest concentration of sperm is in the first ejaculatory impulse ("precum"). You need to do a pregnancy test and, if it is negative, begin a reliable method of contraception and use condoms to decrease the risk of STDs. Be safe. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's period came 1 week late. Her period is light and bright red in color. She had major cramps within 9 hours after. Can she be pregnant?

My girlfriend's period came 1 week late. Her period is light and bright red in color. She had major cramps within 9 hours after. Can she be pregnant?

Could be: Check a urine preg test, and if neg can confirm with a blood preg test, her obgyn can determine what is going on with her so she needsd an appt for a workup to determine hher problem if she is not pg and will need to be followed if she is pg to see if it ends up being normal assuming she wants to keep it. ...Read more

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My period came 2.5 weeks late. Now I've been bleeding thin bright red blood with clots for 6 days straight now, no cramps. What can this be? I have an appt

My period came 2.5 weeks late. Now I've been bleeding thin bright red blood with clots for 6 days straight now, no cramps. What can this be? I have an appt

Anovulation: You may not have ovulated during your last cycle. This is why your period didn't come on time. I assume the case in which you are not pregnant (if there is any doubt, make sure you have a pregnancy test done). When you don't ovulate, your period won't come but the lining of the uterus continues to grow until it is too big for blood vessels to supply it. Then it starts shedding causing your symptom. ...Read more

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Had my period march26 came a week late & only lasted 2 days and I norm. Have 3-4 day periods and today I saw some spotting nd I don't spot between per

Had my period march26 came a week late & only lasted 2 days and I norm. Have 3-4 day periods and today I saw some spotting nd I don't spot between per

First time? Gynecol?: I'm not a Gynecologist, so you'll want to take up your symptoms with one or establish care with a Women's Health specialist. But if this is the 1st time that this has happened, or the 1st time in a long time, there's probably not much to worry about. Anovulatory cycles are common. At least it's not increased bleeding; "spotting" can be from natural shedding of the endometrium. Use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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My period came close to a week late this month and a week and a half later I am having spotting why am I spotting?

My period came close to a week late this month and a week and a half later I am having spotting why am I spotting?

Very common: If this happens often you will need to see an obgyn for an exam and testing. If it is a one time thing then no big deal. Depending on age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate the cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. ...Read more

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Feeling like I overate, and my period is late, no sex within last month, and period came a week late last time. What is up?

Feeling like I overate, and my period is late, no sex within last month, and period came a week late last time. What is up?

Likely hormonal: Although you will need a blood pregnancy test, you more than likely are having irregular menses / hormonal issues that can easily be corrected with birth control pills. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does dark red and brown blood means your pregnant if uour period came a week late?

Does dark red and brown blood means your pregnant if uour period came a week late?

No the opposite: Having your period generally means that you are not pregnant. You could always take a pregnancy test at home to verify and in minutes you will have your answer. Brown just indicates old blood. ...Read more

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Fingering and pre-cum, high risk of preg? Did it one day before period due, period came a week late. A month later her period is a week late again.

Fingering and pre-cum, high risk of preg? Did it one day before period due, period came a week late. A month later her period is a week late again.

Check pg test.: If a period is different, & you have had unprotected sex, check a home pg test, and follow the instructions exactly and make sure the kit has not expired. If it is negative, repeat in 1 week. If still negative, wait and see if your next period is normal, if it is not, see a doc and find out what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Period came a week late was supposed to come 3/23 had sex 3/28 got period 3/30/ I still have it today 4/9. Light period, no cramps, not on BC. Help!!

Period came a week late was supposed to come 3/23 had sex 3/28 got period 3/30/ I still have it today 4/9. Light period, no cramps, not on BC. Help!!

May be normal: There is some normal variation in cycle length from one period to the next and that could be all it is. Stress can also cause this, but if you are worried about pregnancy as you seem, do a pregnancy test to know and, if it is negative, repeat it in 3-5 days to know for sure. Unless you are ready for parenthood, now is a good time to start a reliable method of contraception to relieve that worry. ...Read more

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My period came 6 days late and Now I have it. Its mild not heavy like always and I have been naseous for a week now?

My period came 6 days late and Now I have it. Its mild not heavy like always and I have been naseous for a week now?

Home pregnancy test: If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse-do a home pregnacy test and see your GYN- pregnancy is possible. If negative tests, monitor your cycles and keep dates and duration of flow. ...Read more

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My period came late lasted 3 days really light n now a week later I'm spotting again?

My period came late lasted 3 days really light n now a week later I'm spotting again?

Late period: I would go and get a pregnancy test and make sure you are not pregnant. Then I would consult a gynecologist
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Should I be worried if sexual contact a day before period was due, period came but a week late? (Same flow, duration etc.)

Should I be worried if sexual contact a day before period was due, period came but a week late? (Same flow, duration etc.)

Yes and No: The time to worry is the time before the period, if not trying to have a baby (and get settled down, raising a family). So, the goal is to be so worried that the penis doesn't do anything unless there is great contraception. Once a normal-appearing period comes, there is no more worry about pregnancy. (However, life can be full of surprises, so couples who have sex can be surprised with a baby.) ...Read more

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Last month, period came on the 16th (a week late), this month suppose to come on 18th (or 19th), still hasn't. Is it delayed?

Last month, period came on the 16th (a week late), this month suppose to come on 18th (or 19th), still hasn't. Is it delayed?

Depends: Other than the late period last month, if your periods are regular, you are late. If you had unprotected sex since your last period you should do a pregnancy test. If it is negative repeat it in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
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My period was nearly two weeks late last month. I took several hpts, all negative, then my period came, heavy but normal. Now I am late again. Why?

My period was nearly two weeks late last month. I took several hpts, all negative, then my period came, heavy but normal. Now I am late again. Why?

Hormonal imbalance: You may be entering menopause. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
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