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I am 37 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 37 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Take pregnancy test: To know. 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

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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I am 46 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 46 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Trust the test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. Cycle irregularity is not surprising at 40 years old. There are many options for cycle control. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 34 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

No more guessing: There is nothing in your question on which to base any kind of valid guess or answer. You did not include even one piece of information about your sexual, ovulatory, or menstrual history. But, in the world we live in now there are pregnancy tests available nearly in every store where you live. It is time to test and time to stop wondering. ...Read more

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I am 52 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 52 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

The likelihood of: Pregnancy is quite low at age 52 years old. Many women experience irregularity if they are perimenopausal. You can always take a pregnancy test to confirm but this may be change of life symptoms. 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), travel, significant illnesses. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 38 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Check preg test: It is still possible so, first, check a pregnancy test. If you're negative, then it's likely you had delayed ovulation for that month and it's going to take longer to get your period. Your ovulation can be delayed for many reasons: stress, endocrine problems (thyroid), other medications, weight gain, etc. In addition, your period will change somewhat as you get older. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 17 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Common problem : 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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I am 19 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 19 years old, and my period is 15 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Many possibles: There are many reasons you can skip a period in a particular month, but the number one cause is pregnancy if you are sexually active and not using reliable birth control. It's easy enough to get a home pregnancy test which would be very reliable if you follow the directions if you are already 2 weeks late. Other than pregnancy, change in routine, diet, illness, stress can cause a missed period. ...Read more

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My period is 15 days late and ii'm having a lot aof pregnancy signs but negitive pregnany test. Could II be pregnant.?

My period is 15 days late and ii'm having a lot aof pregnancy signs but negitive pregnany test. Could II be pregnant.?

Possibly: Over the counter pregnancy tests are not always accurate. Check again or go to your doctor for a more accurate test. If the tests are still negative, then it's possible that you have just missed a period. If you go more than 2 1/2 months without a period, you should GT checked by your doctor for causes other than pregnancy. ...Read more

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My period is 15 days late. My projected start date was sep. 2. Ive been cramping and very tired. But ive took four epts and all say negative???

My period is 15 days late. My projected start date was sep. 2. Ive been cramping and very tired. But ive took four epts and all say negative???

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. Cycle irregularity is not surprising at 40 years old. There are many options for cycle control. ...Read more

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I have alll the symptoms of being pregnant my period is 15 days late but pregnancy test is negative did one 2 days ago Should I do another test?

I have alll the symptoms of being pregnant my period is 15 days late but pregnancy test is negative did one 2 days ago Should I do another test?

Repeat test: The pregnancy test is accurate even before a missed cycle. However if you have irregular cycles you may have conceived later. The other possibilities are medications disease. So seek medical advice. ...Read more

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I changed my pill and told to break between, my period is 15 days late. A pregnancy test was -ve . Is this normal, when should I start the new pill?

I changed my pill and told to break between, my period is 15 days late. A pregnancy test was -ve . Is this normal, when should I start the new pill?

Now: There's no need to break between pills. Most physicians now recommend quick start which means you start when you get the prescription. It may take a month or two to get regular in yetms of bleeding, but it's worth it. After 7 days on the new prescription you are covered for pregnancy protection so long as don't miss a pill. Good luck! ...Read more

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My period is 15 days late they are often irregular but recently normal I took 2 pregnancy test that were neg i've been tired lately can I be pregnant?

My period is 15 days late they are often irregular but recently normal I took 2 pregnancy test that were neg i've been tired lately can I be pregnant?

Home preg tests: Hpts are very accurate but not perfect. Still, it is unlikely that you are pregnant if they are negative. Review your diet and exercise. Consider seeing a doc to eval cause of irregular cycles, often low thyroid, anemia, or pcos. If not planning a pregnancy, consider meds to regulate cycle. ...Read more

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My period is 15 days late I had spotting for 4 days what are my chances of being pregnant I took an test at the clinic at 12 days late and have an apt?

My period is 15 days late I had spotting for 4 days what are my chances of being pregnant I took an test at the clinic at 12 days late and have an apt?

Unprotected: The best way to approach this is that if you have had unprotected sexual intercourse and you are now 15 days late: you are pregnant until proven otherwise. Get a serum HCG qualitatuve and quantitative exam. Consult with your GYN. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i m pregnant but home pregnancy test is negative and my period is 15 days late , i m fell tired nd fell i m pregnant is it possibl?

Is it possible that  i m pregnant but home pregnancy test is negative and my period is 15 days late , i m fell tired nd fell i m pregnant is it possibl?

Test limitations: Many of the over the counter pregnancy tests are not very sensitive & can give a false negative result, especially early in pregnancy. Re=test or have the more accurate blood test run. ...Read more

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I had my tubes tied 4 years ago but my period is 15 days late. Could i be pregnant what should I do? I really need to know if I have reason to be concerned of a etopic pregnancy

I had my tubes tied 4 years ago but my period is 15 days late. Could i be pregnant what should I do? I really need to know if I have reason to be concerned of a etopic pregnancy

Even : Even though there is a 1% chance of pregnancy after having your tubes tied, there are more likely causes depending on your age and other symptoms. Reasons for a missed period besides pregnancy are stress, poor diet, extreme exercise, weight loss, hormone imbalance such as with thyroid disorders or polycystic ovarian syndrome and even peri-menopause if you are older. You should take a pregnancy test just to be certain you are not pregnant. If you are pregnant, you do have an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. Luckily, this can usually be determined by a series of blood tests so you should call your doctor right away if you are pregnant. If you are still not sure why your period has become irregular, you should give your ob/gyn doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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