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My period is three days late should I be worried. I'm only 18 and I start college in the fall and with family issues I have been slightly stressed.

My period is three days late should I be worried. I'm only 18 and I start college in the fall and with family issues I have been slightly stressed.

Stress!!: If this is the first time that you were late, I would be less concerned. It's common given the stress you are under go have all this happen. Therefore, i'd focus on your college preparation but continue to monitor your cycles to make sure nothing else happens. ...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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Should I be worried that my period is three days late? My cycle is normally around the same time each month.

Should I be worried that my period is three days late? My cycle is normally around the same time each month.

Periods: It is completely normal to have some slight variation of your menstrual cycles from month to month. As long as you are not pregnant this is nothing to worry about. Take care! ...Read more

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I am 9 days late on my menstrual period and I have taken three pregnancy test, all were negative! Should I wait longer to take another test!? Worried

I am 9 days late on my menstrual period and I have taken three pregnancy test, all were negative! Should I wait longer to take another test!? Worried

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. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. 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. ...Read more

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I am late on period, should I worry? I have never been late, and have taken three pregnancy tests that all came out negative, but I still have not gotten my period I am still worried.

I am late on period, should I worry? I have never been late, and have taken three pregnancy tests that all came out negative, but I still have not gotten my period I am still worried.

I: I don't know what time period you took your tests, but it would be reasonable to wait two days from the last one and take another urine test. If you are still not sure, then you can go in and have a blood pregnancy test which is more accurate. If you get pain, vomiting, or new complaints then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Protected sex on Jun. 23/30. Condom did not break and he also pulled out. Neg preg test 2day & period is 3 days late. Should I be worried? Pregnant?

Protected sex on Jun. 23/30. Condom did not break and he also pulled out. Neg preg test 2day & period is 3 days late. Should I be worried? Pregnant?

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Having slight cramping in my vagina area, have really sore breasts and period is 3 days late should I be worried?

Having slight cramping in my vagina area, have really sore breasts and period is 3 days late should I be worried?

Sex?: If you had unprotected sex then yes, you might be right in "worrying". I would take a home pregnancy test to find out the answer as soon as you can. ...Read more

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My period is 5 days late should I be worried?

My period is 5 days late should I be worried?

Period late: If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse then you should worry. If period does not start within a week or so, start doing home pregnancy test with urine kit (buy at drug store) ...Read more

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My period is 4 days late, should I be worried?

My period is 4 days late, should I be worried?

Not yet: Your period could be late any there be no problem wait a few days and do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I had protected sex a day before my period and now its 4 days late...should I be worried?

I had protected sex a day before my period and now its 4 days late...should I be worried?

-Worry Never Helps-: So, what was going on the*other*days before your period? What kind of protected sex? Any stress in your life right now (other than this worry)? Any medications being taken? Been drinking? Smoking? Exercising? Over-exercising? Getting enough sleep? Dieting? Well, you get the point. Really, if it's just what you said, then don't worry. If no blood in 10 days, check your urine. Still no blood? Off to your doc ...Read more

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I have been having period symptoms for 2 weeks now with no period. I am like 4 days late. Should I be worried?

I have been having period symptoms for 2 weeks now with no period. I am like 4 days late. Should I be worried?

Depends: What are the symptoms? Are they similar to pregnancy? Could you be pregnant? If you had unprotected intercourse, call your physician and get a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Menstrual pains but no period im 12 days late should I be worried and I've been using protection?

Menstrual pains but no period im 12 days late should I be worried and I've been using protection?

Amenorrhea: I am happy to hear you are using protection. I wish all of the young women reading health tap would be wise enough to go have a full life before getting pregnant.Young women miss periods on occasion. There are numerous reasons for this besides pregnancy. This includes significant dieting, extreme exercise, obesity, hormone fluctuations, birth control, stress, obesity. These are a few reasons. ...Read more

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My period is 2 days late. Should I be worried? This is the first time and normally my periods are regular

My period is 2 days late. Should I be worried? This is the first time and normally my periods are regular

If...: If you are sexually active and this is the first time this happens get a pregnancy test. If it is not pregnancy just wait and see when your period comes and it behaves. If you don't get it this month it could be that you skipped ovulation this month. You could follow up with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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My last period was oct24 I had sex two weeks after, my next period was suppose to be on nov24 but I am now currently 5 days late, should I be worried?

My last period was oct24 I had sex two weeks after, my next period was suppose to be on nov24 but I am now currently 5 days late, should I be worried?

Depends…...: If you want to be pregnant, then I would not worry. If you do not want to be pregnant, you may be in for a problem. What you describe is the very best chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi. I think I may be pregnant. Period is 3 days late. No period yet. I'm having moderate cramps & backaches, but no bleeding. Should I be worried?

Hi. I think I may be pregnant. Period is 3 days late. No period yet. I'm having moderate cramps & backaches, but no bleeding. Should I be worried?

Take a home: Pregnancy test now. Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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My period is 3 days late I went and took a pregnancy test this past Monday and it was negative... Now to today I have light cramps light and medium bleeding and small clots should I be worried because this is not normal for me?

My period is 3 days late I went and took a pregnancy test this past Monday and it was negative... Now to today I have light cramps light and medium bleeding and small clots should I be worried because this is not normal for me?

Probably not: It sounds like you are having a normal period. Even though this is not your normal cycle, a few days variation is not too much to worry about. Have you been under more stress recently, been ill or exercising intensely? If so these things can cause minor variations in your cycle length and amount of bleeding. If you are still worried consult me here on HealthTap and we can discuss in more depth. ...Read more

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No intercourse, yet there was sperm but none near my vagina. Period is 3 days late and I have very sore nipples. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

No intercourse, yet there was sperm but none near my vagina. Period is 3 days late and I have very sore nipples. Should I be worried about pregnancy?

Sperm: If you didn't have intercourse but your partner ejaculated close to the vagina, the sperm can still get in and you can get pregnant. Therefore, I would get the pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Green vaginal discharge. Redness inside vagina. Period is 3 days late (Never late). Period pain and intense lower back pain. I am worried.

Green vaginal discharge. Redness inside vagina. Period is 3 days late (Never late). Period pain and intense lower back pain. I am worried.

Symptoms concerning.: Green vaginal discharge may be coming from the vagina or the cervix. So your vaginal symptoms may represent infection. If there is an infection, your cramping/ pain may be related to the infection. ...Read more

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I had protected sex (Condom) a few times the day before my period and now its 4 days late...should I be worried?

I had protected sex (Condom) a few times the day before my period and now its 4 days late...should I be worried?

Late: Check a pregnancy test as condoms have a failure rate of 20%. Consider a birth control pill to go with your condom and check a pregnancy test. It could also be you didn't ovulate this month, which delays bleeding. ...Read more

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After my last period, I came of the pill. I then had to take an ecp a week later. My period is now 4 days late, should I be worried?

After my last period, I came of the pill. I then had to take an ecp a week later. My period is now 4 days late, should I be worried?

Take a test: Emergency contraception is used after unprotected intercourse to decrease the risk of pregnancy by about 70%. It is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding or an abnormal cycle after use is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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I ben havin cramps 5-7 sec. And slight of sharp pain in my right side of uterus. No period yet im 2 days late. Should I be worried aboud pregnancy.

I ben havin cramps 5-7 sec. And slight of sharp pain in my right side of uterus. No period yet im 2 days late. Should I be worried aboud pregnancy.

Unprotected sex?: If you are not on any form of birth control and your period is 2 days late then yes, you should be worried about pregnancy! Get a home pregnancy test and find out. ...Read more

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My period was two days early in November now im a day late, should I be worried??

My period was two days early in November now im a day late, should I be worried??

Probably not...: Periods can be a few days early or late. This usually doesn't mean anything bad. Its just natures way, especially when you are 16. If you are sexually active and a week passes without your period, you should probably do a pregnancy test. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Period three days late should I worry?

Period three days late should I worry?

Sexually active?: If yes, take pregnancy test. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems.#1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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