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My period is 5 days late can I be pregnant?

My period is 5 days late can I be pregnant?

Maybe: If you are late for your period you can test for pregnancy now. The over-the-counter tests are usually pretty accurate starting 12-14 days after conception. Usually conception occurs when you ovulate, which is generally 14 days prior to menstruation. What you may not realize is that many women have the occasional irregular cycle, and ovulate later than expected, so their period will come late too. ...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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My period is 2 days late. Haven't had sex in 5 months. 5 negative hpts. 5 "periods" . Could i still be pregnant?

My period is 2 days late. Haven't had sex in 5 months. 5 negative hpts. 5 "periods" . Could i still be pregnant?

No sex no pregnancy: If you've not had sex for five, and you've had regular periods for five months, and you've got 5 negative pregnancy tests, then you're not pregnant. Are there other issues that are plaguing you? ...Read more

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My period is late 5 days now, am i pregnant?

My period is late 5 days now, am i pregnant?

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

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Unprotected sex 2 days before my period, now my period is 5 days late. Should i try a pt?

Unprotected sex 2 days before my period, now my period is 5 days late. Should i try a pt?

Yes, athough this is: Not a likely time to become pregnant - never say never w pregnancy. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds or medical problems. Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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My period was 6 days late last month and 5 days early this month help?

My period was 6 days late last month and 5 days early this month help?

Irregular bleeding: Not all bleeding is your period, so check a pregnancy test. IF negative, it could be that you aren't ovulating regularly and you might want to schedule with a gyncologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My period is regular my period started a day late ended 5 days laterIt's been 6 days after it ended I'm still getting cramps, bloated white discharge?

My period is regular my period started a day late ended 5 days laterIt's been 6 days after it ended I'm still getting cramps, bloated white discharge?

Run a Record!: It maybe totally meaningless, but mark these days in your calendar. Should these symptoms occur again, or get worse in the meantime, see your gyn. ...Read more

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5 days late for my period could i be pregnant?

5 days late for my period could i be pregnant?

If you had sex, yes: If you are sexually active and had unprotected sex, especially during the fertile time of your cycle, then you certainly could be pregnant. Check a pregnancy test. Best wishes ...Read more

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Intercourse one week after period, 3 days after intercourse i got brown discharge for 5 days, then stopped, now my period is late. HPT are negative. whats happening?

Intercourse one week after period, 3 days after intercourse i got brown discharge for 5 days, then stopped, now my period is late. HPT are negative. whats happening?

Late periods: It depends on how old you are or if you have had intercourse within the "danger" period, but check another pregnancy test in 1 week to be sure. Irregular potting indicates hormonal imbalance which may be natural as you age, or related to a number of other factors, including stress, nutritional variation, anemia, etc. Recommend you visit an MD clinic to be checked out. ...Read more

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My period is 5 days late and I've had two negative pregnancy tests.

My period is 5 days late and I've had two negative pregnancy tests.

Repeat again: in one week if still no period and follow that with a serum hcg. No need to repeat every day. ...Read more

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I took plan B 2 months ago. My 1st period was long. 2nd period- 5 days with dark spotting. 3rd period is 5 days plus 5 dark spotting. Is it Normal?

Periods: The effects of Plan B only last a few days until it is out of your system. If you have had three periods since you took it then the Plan B is not currently affecting your cycles. If you are unhappy with your level of cycle control then consider starting birth control for cycle regulation ...Read more

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Last month I spotted 5 days then got my period for 4-5 days and this month as well 5 days spotting then period 4-5 days is it normal?

Last month I spotted 5 days then got my period for 4-5 days and this month as well 5 days spotting then period 4-5 days is it normal?

Sounds like: It is normal for you so do not worry about it. If not trying to conceive oral contraceptives would stop that so you could talk to your doc about it. The mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD would stop it too ...Read more

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Hello, last month my period was 17 days late. I took a hpt and it was negative. This month I'm 5 days late and still counting. Cramps, no nausea?

Hello, last month my period was 17 days late. I took a hpt and it was negative. This month I'm 5 days late and still counting. Cramps, no nausea?

Take another.: I would definitely take another pregnancy test, and if this is negative also, would talk to your primary care. There are many reasons for late periods, including thyroid problems, hormone issues, and stress. Your doc will help you figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Got my period 5 days earlier... Which means?

Got my period 5 days earlier... Which means?

Periods can change: It is not unusual to have some mild variations in your cycle. Although these minor variations are rarely early signs of a more serious problem they usually return to normal over time. In many cases hormonal birth control will help to regulate your cycle. See you doctor if these persist or worsen. ...Read more

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My gf took the planb pill 2 days after period ended. She ovulated and spotted 5 days after pill. Now is 1 week late. Should we be concerned?

My gf took the planb pill 2 days after period ended. She ovulated and spotted 5 days after pill. Now is 1 week late.  Should we be concerned?

Take a test: If you are having sex without condoms or birth control and her period is late then you should take a pregnancy test. Why not take birth control or use condoms to avoid these scares in the future? ...Read more

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My period last for 5 days so is it likely that I conceived 9 days after my period?

My period last for 5 days so is it likely that I conceived 9 days after my period?

Conception.: 5 days plus 9 days = 14 days. If you have a 28 day long menstrual cycle - that would put you right at the time of ovulation. There is usually about a 20 to 25% chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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