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My period is five days late. What should I do?

My period is five days late. What should I do?

Pregnancy test: If you have been having unprotected sex and your period is late or abnormal the first thing to do is a pregnancy test and you should repeat it in 3-5 days to be sure if it is negative. It is also a good first step if you are on contraception since there is no contraceptive method that is 100% effective. Hope this helps. ...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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Why is it that my period is five days late and test negative?

Why is it that my period is five days late and test negative?

Test again: If you are not using birth control, and are sexually active (having intercourse), then check again at the 7-10 day-late mark. If still negative, call your ob/gyn for an in-office or a blood test. If that is still negative, they may ask you to wait a bit longer for your period, or they may give you a short course of Progesterone to induce your period and "reset" your cycle. ...Read more

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My period is five days late, two pregnancy tests both came out negative. What could be wrong?

My period is five days late, two pregnancy tests both came out negative. What could be wrong?

Too early: Commercial home pregnancy tests will turn positive about the when you would be 1 week late on your period. Repeat the test at that time. ...Read more

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My period is five days late, two pregnancy tests both came out negative. What could be wrong ?

My period is five days late, two pregnancy tests both came out negative. What could be wrong ?

Late period : A pregnancy test would be accurate by now so you can trust the result. 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What can I do if my period is five days late, but 3 pregnancy tests came out negative. What could it be?

What can I do if my period is five days late, but 3 pregnancy tests came out negative. What could it be?

Pregnancy test: Pregenancy test would normally be positive 6-12 days when you are pregnant; however, late period does not always mean pregnancy, sometimes people who are about to stop menstruating can start having irregular periods before stopping completely. ...Read more

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My period is five days late could i be pregnant and is it to soon to take a home pregnancy test?

My period is five days late could i be pregnant and is it to soon to take a home pregnancy test?

No: Most home pregnancy tests are highly accurate once you have missed your first period. Follow the instructions closely and use your first morning urine. It also helps for a more accurate method to collect the urine in a disposable paper cup and dip the test strip inside for the prescribed time vs holding the strip in the urine stream. Refrain from alcohol and cigarettes until you know for sure. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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