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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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37 years old & period just arrived 10 days late. Could I be pregnant?

37 years old & period just arrived 10 days late. Could I be pregnant?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you are saying you started your period now then pregnancy is not likely. ...Read more

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Period 14 days late then spotting for a few hours, but negative blood test at 10 days late. Could I be pregnant.

Period 14 days late then spotting for a few hours, but negative blood test at 10 days late. Could I be pregnant.

Not likely.: Pregnancy tests are very accurate. If it says negative almost certain you are not pregnant. Exercise and weight change can cause cycle to fluctuate. If you don't get a full period in 5-6 weeks from last full period then recheck pregnancy test and see your doc/OBGYN for other reasons your cycles may be changing. ...Read more

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My period is 24 days late. Could i be pregnant?

My period is 24 days late. Could i be pregnant?

Yes, if sexually : Active. 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

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My period is 14 days late.. Could I be pregnant??

My period is 14 days late.. Could I be pregnant??

Possibly: For any woman of childbearing age who is late, pregnancy is a possibility. There are other causes of being late, but take a pregnancy test just to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Im 41 my period is 8 to 9 days late could I be pregnant?

Im 41 my period is 8 to 9 days late could I be pregnant?

You tell us: You did not share any sexual, menstrual, or more importantly ovulatory history. Do you expect us just to speculate? If you think you could be pregnant then you go get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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TTC. Period is 10 days late. Having white clear dicharge. Had mild bleeding just today & stopped. Something new. Could I be pregnant?

TTC. Period is 10 days late. Having white clear dicharge. Had mild bleeding just today & stopped. Something new. Could I be pregnant?

Maybe. Maybe not.: In this situation, one can do a home pregnancy test, since it should be accurate when a period has been missed by 10 days. Otherwise, one can just wait about 20 days to see if the next regular period happens. If the next normal regular period comes, then one is not pregnant. ...Read more

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Its been 25 days since my last period. And I am 3 days late, could i be pregnant?

Its been 25 days since my last period. And I am 3 days late, could i be pregnant?

Possibly: Get urine pregnancy test to be sure. Stress can also cause period to be late but to be certain, please get pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I had a very light period last month that only lasted for 2 days, this month i am ~5 days late. could i be pregnant?

I had a very light period last month that only lasted for 2 days, this month i am ~5 days late. could i be pregnant?

Late period: Yes. Check urine/ blood HCG If negative consider sonogram to rule other other etiologies like ovarian issues, polycsytic ovaries,ectopic. if all negative consider prolactin levels and other endocrine tests F/U with doctor urgent care ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more