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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

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 took Plan B twice in July. Got my period like normal in August but now my period is 5 days late Could I be pregnant?

I took Plan B twice in July. Got my period like normal in August but now my period is 5 days late Could I be pregnant?

Plan A: If you are having unprotected sex, you could become pregnant at anytime. Plan B is not 100% effective. It sounds like you are sexually active but don't want to get pregnant since you took "plan B" twice in July. To prevent pregnancy, switch to "Plan A": an exam and counseling at a family planning clinic & start taking a daily oral contraceptive pill which is a much more effective. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last month..period came but was 3 days late....this month, my period is 5 days late...could I be pregnant?

Had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last month..period came but was 3 days late....this month,  my period is 5 days late...could I be pregnant?

Take a test: 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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If i had unprotected sex on ovulation day and 14 days past ovulation my period is 5 days late could i not be pregnant?

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  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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Lactation, blood tests showed no pregnancy&no high prolactin. Now my period is 4-5 days late. Could I still be pregnant?

Lactation, blood tests showed no pregnancy&no high prolactin. Now my period is 4-5 days late. Could I still be pregnant?

Time and technique: Negative result on a test done too early is not reliable. You may do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If it is negative, re do the test in 4-5 days, if you do not get your period by then. ...Read more

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I was suppose to get my period sept 6 but here it is the 11 I'm five days late could I possibly be pregnant?

I was suppose to get my period sept 6 but here it is the 11 I'm five days late could I possibly be pregnant?

Maybe. Maybe not.: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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