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My breast are not tender, but my period is 8 days late, am I pregnant?

My breast are not tender, but my period is 8 days late, am I pregnant?

Family practice: Yes you could be. You don't have to have breast soreness to be be pregnant. Perform a hpt. See your dr if needed. ...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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Period is 8 days late, took preg test nov 9th morning & was neg. Could I still be pregnant or is there another reason I am late?

Period is 8 days late, took preg test nov 9th morning & was neg. Could I still be pregnant or is there another reason I am late?

Late period: Yes you could be pregnant and it is too early for the test to show. Repeat in a week/do blood level. Could also be variation or thyroid thyroid (check TSH), check prolactin as an adenoma ca nstop periods, may need sonogram to check for polycytic ovaries. F/u w/doc ...Read more

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As of today my period is 8 days late and I have taken 4 home tests (1 this morning) and all have been negative. Could I still be pregnant?

As of today my period is 8 days late and I have taken 4 home tests (1 this morning) and all have been negative. Could I still be pregnant?

Not if negative: 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. 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. After this much time clearly you are not pregnant. See your doctor for irregular periods. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old, and my period is 8 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 24 years old, and my period is 8 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Possible: A missed or late pregnancy is the first sign often a woman has. Take a test, they are fast and reliable. If test is negative, consider re-take in 5-7 days if still no period. Otherwise, missed period may be due to changes in hormones this month. See a doctor if it bothers you or continues for > 3 months. ...Read more

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I am 54 years old, and my period is 8 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 54 years old, and my period is 8 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

Menopause: Whether you are 47 or 54, the beginnings of menopause is as likely as pregnancy. If you did not have unprotected sex, it is definitely the most likely reason. Do a test when the time is right - also see a doctor for an exam to help you make the best decisions for how to handle this time in your life. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 49 years old, and my period is 8 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

I am 49 years old, and my period is 8 days late. How likely is it that I am pregnant? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

No longer to Guess: We live in a world where we no longer guess. The physicians here will defer and only recommend that you get a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests are found at nearly every store you can imagine where you live. Once a period is delayed and if you could be pregnant then it is time to test and time to stop wondering. ...Read more

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My period is 8 days late and I the pt is negative, also don't av any symptoms of pregnancy, except virginal pain what do you think could b the cause?

My period is 8 days late and I the pt is negative, also don't av any symptoms of pregnancy, except virginal pain what do you think could b the cause?

Not pregnant: Your tests are negative indicating you are not pregnant. 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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My period is 8 days late, and I've taken two tests that have come back negative, My partner and I didn't use protection, could I still be pregnant?

My period is 8 days late, and I've taken two tests that have come back negative, My partner and I didn't use protection, could I still be pregnant?

Unlikely now: Certainly, we all are very eager for accuracy and speed when it comes to the diagnosis of pregnancy. It is unlikely that you are pregnant - given the negative preg. Test at this time of your missed cycle. It does take approximately one week after a missed menses to begin to reliably verify a pregnancy by a urine test. Consider retesting in one week. Avoid medications until then. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I had my tubes tied 2004 but my period is 8 days late. I am always regular, I have had all of the symptoms of pregnancy?

I had my tubes tied 2004 but my period is 8 days late. I am always regular, I have had all of the symptoms of pregnancy?

Could be ectopic: You should take a pregnancy test and if positive then go see your OB/Gyn as soon as possible. Sometimes sperm can get through the scar tissue and can cause an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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My breast are really sore my period is 8 days late I'm I pregnant or just having a late period?

My breast are really sore my period is 8 days late I'm I pregnant or just having a late period?

Test: You might be. There is only one way to tell right now - get a pregnancy test. A home pregnancy test, available in many stores, can give you the answer. Follow the directions carefully. ...Read more

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My period is 6 days late, am I pregnant?

My period is 6 days late, am I pregnant?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A visit to one’s Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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My period is 2-3 days late am I pregnant?

My period is 2-3 days late am I pregnant?

Hpt: There isn't a way to know without a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My last period was Sept 29 - Oct 5 and my period is 4 days late am I pregnant?

My last period was Sept 29 - Oct 5 and my period is 4 days late am I pregnant?

Possible: Pregnancy is a possibility, although there can be multiple reasons for being late. The way to know is to get a test! ...Read more

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I have pregnancy symptoms and my period is 5-11 days late, am I pregnant?

It is possible: Check a pregnancy test now and see. The pregnancy tests found in the stores are quite reliable and accurate once you are 2-5 days after the first day of the missed period. ...Read more

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My period is 8 days late which is unusual (which would make me 5 weeks). I took several hpt and all came out (-). Could I still be pregnant?

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My period is 8 days late which is unusual (which would make me 5 weeks). I took several hpt and all came out (-). Could I still be pregnant?

Possibly: Not likely with the negative test but irregular cycles are also common. Check again and worry not. If you don't have your cycle start in a month or two check with your doctor. ...Read more

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It's approx my second week on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 225mg, I was on 150 before. My period is 8 days late. Neg pregnant test. What now? Thank you dearly

It's approx my second week on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 225mg, I was on 150 before. My period is 8 days late. Neg pregnant test. What now? Thank you dearly

Keep Taking It: Your period can be delayed because of stress or medical illness (alprim?) regardless, you can redo the pregnancy test in another week or go to a doctor to do a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period is 8 days late, but I had sex 7 days ago and contraception failed, how likely is it that I'm pregnant?

My period is 8 days late, but I had sex 7 days ago and contraception failed, how likely is it that I'm pregnant?

Possible: But not likely from the sex you had seven days ago, that is not when you were ovulating. We know nothing about your sexual history during your mid cycle when you were ovulating. If you are worried take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period is 8 days late and I am having early pregnancy symptoms, I took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative, what can be the problem?

My period is 8 days late and I am having early pregnancy symptoms, I took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative, what can be the problem?

Get a blood test: Sometimes the urine test is negative early. Get a blood test to be certain or make sure the pregnancy test you took is very sensitive and repeat. ...Read more

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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