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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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