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My period is 3 days late. What do I do?

My period is 3 days late. What do I do?

Relax.: Being 3 days late is not unusual but may indicate pregnancy. In my experience most of the time a period is missed, if you are not pregnant it means nothing. Most diseases of the uterus or hormones show up as increased bleeding. If you miss your next period, get a pregnancy test or see your doctor or both. ...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 not pregnant,but missed period for 3 days now. What should i do to induce menstruation?

I am not pregnant,but missed period for 3 days now. What should i do to induce menstruation?

Wait: If you are not pregnant it will come. If you miss your period altogether this month, you should see a doctor to find out why you missed it so you can treat the underlying problem. Good luck ...Read more

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What can I do if my period came 3 days late and only lasted 5 days this is unusual?

What can I do if my period came 3 days late and only lasted 5 days this is unusual?

Possible reasons: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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My period is late what should I do?

My period is late what should I do?

Well depends: If you are sexually active. Take a pregnancy test. If you are not sexually active wait and period may simply be late ...Read more

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Does my cervix have to do with pregnancy? I am 3 days late on my period.

Does my cervix have to do with pregnancy? I am 3 days late on my period.

Definitly not: Cervical position is almost completely unreliable. Unless you are actively in labor there is no reason to check your own cervix as it will not help you. Try a home pregnancy test if you want to know if you are pregnant ...Read more

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My period is 3 weeks early and don't know why. Should I be worried?

My period is 3 weeks early and don't know why. Should I be worried?

See doctor if recurs: Since your period came 3 weeks early, it is approximately 1 week after your previous period. On rare occasions, your period can be unusual. Assuming you have ruled out pregnancy, continue to monitor. If this bleeding pattern happens again, you should see a gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am i 3 days late for my period when i take birth control? What does this mean?

Why am i 3 days late for my period when i take birth control? What does this mean?

Pill regulates cycle: The pill creates its own chemical environment- and is the dominant factor regulating your menses, while taking it. If your pill is one that has an extended cycle - like a 24 or 26 day pack, then you may experience a slight delay in the onset of your cycle, when compared to your natural menstrual pattern. Generally these extended pill packs offer a shorter and lighter flow. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do my period is missed for 7 days?

If you are sexually: Active - then go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. 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), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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Should I go head and get a pergency test since my period is 3 days late are should I wait?

Should I go head and get a pergency test since my period is 3 days late are should I wait?

Sure!: If you have regular cycles and have had sexual intercourse this past month, then, by all means, do a home pregnancy test. The test can convert to positive within 7-10 days of conception. The only downside is money. If the test is negative, but you still haven't had a period by next week, you'll need to buy another test kit. ...Read more

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My period is 9 days late but my home pregnancy test was negative? Am i pregnant and what do I need to do?

My period is 9 days late but my home pregnancy test was negative? Am i pregnant and what do I need to do?

Wait it out: If you did the test correctly, 9 days after a missed period, and it was negative, you are not likely to be pregnancy. Anovulatory cycles may result in a missed period. If you miss the next period also, you may wish to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my period is late with 3 days, but I haven't had sex since 3 months ago.?

What do you suggest if my period is late with 3 days, but I haven't had sex since 3 months ago.?

Late period: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 3 weeks late on my period what should I do?

I am 3 weeks late on my period what should I do?

Get a pregnancy test: That is if you had unprotected sex and are worried that you might be pregnant. Then, if necessary, consult with your local planned parenthood office. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive, pink discharge last week now I'm 3 days late on my period. Am I pregnant and if so when is the best time to test?

Trying to conceive, pink discharge last week now I'm 3 days late on my period. Am I pregnant and if so when is the best time to test?

Hard to tell yet: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 3 days late for my period but i've not had sex?

What do you suggest if I am 3 days late for my period but i've not had sex?

Late Period.: 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), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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Why do I get my period 3 days early?

Why do I get my period 3 days early?

Normal variation: Menstrual cycles can vary from month to month by several days one way or the other, by amount of menstrual flow, type of flow, etc.. Any stress on the body such as a cold, allergies, emotional stress, lack of sleep, etc...can alter your hormones which in turn will alter the menstrual cycle. Keep a calendar of your cycle for several months and take to your GYN for evaluation. ...Read more

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Period 3 months late and I am not pregnant. What could this be?

Period 3 months late and I am not pregnant. What could this be?

No ovulation: It is common for some women to have irregular periods. This is usually due to irregular ovulation. Schedule a visit with an obgyn for testing. They will likely test you for something called pcos as well as thyroid disease and a prolactin level. Birth control will usually regulate the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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My calendar says im 3 days late for my period what should i do?

My calendar says im 3 days late for my period what should i do?

Pregnancy: Whenever a woman is overdue, pregnancy can be the cause. A pregnancy should be diagnosed early, for example, to rule out a tubal pregnancy, which is a potentially life threatening condition. A home urine pregnancy test can tell, whether pregnancy is the cause for not having a period. This should be followed by a transvaginal ultasound to make sure the pregnany is located inside the womb. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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