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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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Im 41 my period is 8 to 9 days late could I be pregnant?

Im 41 my period is 8 to 9 days late could I be pregnant?

You tell us: You did not share any sexual, menstrual, or more importantly ovulatory history. Do you expect us just to speculate? If you think you could be pregnant then you go get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my period is late 8 days could I be pregnant?

What do you suggest if my period is late 8 days could I be pregnant?

Check pregnancy test: If your periods are usually regular and you are 8 days late, it is worth checking a pregnancy test. There are reasons other than pregnancy for irregular periods, but it would be worth checking this first. If you are not pregnant, seek care from your doctor to discuss this. ...Read more

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My bf & i had sex 3 days before my expected period (according to my app) & now im 8 days late. Could i be pregnant? When do I test?

My bf & i had sex 3 days before my expected period (according to my app) & now im 8 days late. Could i be pregnant? When do I test?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I got my period on February 24 and I was suppose to get my period on March 25. I'm 8 days late, could I be pregnant? I also took a pregnancy test today but it came out negative

I got my period on February 24 and I was suppose to get my period on March 25. I'm 8 days late, could I be pregnant? I also took a pregnancy test today but it came out negative

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's 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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37 years old & period just arrived 10 days late. Could I be pregnant?

37 years old & period just arrived 10 days late. Could I be pregnant?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you are saying you started your period now then pregnancy is not likely. ...Read more

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My period is 24 days late. Could i be pregnant?

My period is 24 days late. Could i be pregnant?

Yes, if sexually : Active. 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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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