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My period is a week late. Pregnancy test was negative. My period is never late. What's going on?

My period is a week late. Pregnancy test was negative. My period is never late. What's going on?

Delay: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process ...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 now 4 days late... Negative hpt, what might be the problem. My period is never late only when I first got pregnant?

My period is now 4 days late... Negative hpt, what might be the problem. My period is never late only when I first got pregnant?

See a doctor: There are so many factors including and excluding pregnancy that can effect a cycle. A history, physical exam, and laboratory testing can help clear things up. ...Read more

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20days my period is late could i pregnant?

20days my period is late could i pregnant?

Unprotected?: If you have been having unprotected sexual intercourse, you most certainly coulod be pregnant. See your GYN for a pelvic exam and pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Why is my period late every month?

Why is my period late every month?

Don't Know.: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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My period is late and it's never late. I took a pregnancy test but it is negative,  could there be something wrong. My period is always on time.

My period is late and it's never late. I took a pregnancy test but it is negative,  could there be something wrong. My period is always on time.

Unlikely: Most women will occasional have "anovulatory" period occasionally snd will be late. How late are we talking? If one two days OK to wait another day or two and see if it comes. If not it could have been to soon to check for pregnancy and would repeat test. If we are talking about a longer time, it should be evaluated further. Good luck, but you on not need it and will be fine. ...Read more

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Last period was 12/25/13 I am 8 days late my period is always late never this late today is 2/3/14 pregnancy test negative some cramps. What's wrong?

Last period was 12/25/13 I am 8 days late my period is always late never this late today is 2/3/14 pregnancy test negative some cramps. What's wrong?

Not certain.: 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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Why is my second period late for girls?

Why is my second period late for girls?

Transitions: In the 6m-1yr after first menses, the body is responding to various hormonal changes.They often do not release eggs , so a hormone that sets timing does not form, leaving the estrogen driven buildup to breakdown in menses in irregular patterns.As long as 3 months between cycles can be seen & if delayed, they are often heavy.After egg release normalizes, a pattern forms & periods more predictable. ...Read more

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My period is over a week late and still getting a negative preg test. My cycle is always normal. Can I still be pregnant?

My period is over a week late and still getting a negative preg  test. My cycle is always normal. Can I still be pregnant?

Probably not: Urine pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Why is my period late and lighter?

Why is my period late and lighter?

Many reasons: At 20 there are many reasons for the menstrual period to be late. The most common is simply hormonal changes including pregnancy. Certainly check a pregnancy test. Spotting is very common at the end of normal menses, early or threatened pregnancy, or infections or cancer of the vagina or cervix. If it persists or other symptoms start check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Okay im two days late on my period n my period is always normal could I be pregnant?

Okay im two days late on  my period n my period is always normal could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy chance: are you having unprotected intercourse? If you are there is always a chance for pregnancy in the reproductive age group. ...Read more

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Period is late by my calculations none of my normal PMS this month just did pregnant test a while ago came negative y is my period late im freaking out?

Period is late by my calculations none of my normal PMS this month just did pregnant test a while ago came negative y is my period late im freaking out?

Stressed out: Be aware that one of the most frequent causes of delayed menses is stress. It has been frequently observed among female nursing students that they often miss their periods around exam times. If stress is not the cause, a complete evaluation by an obgyn is appropriate as other causes may include endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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First time spotting a week before my period. And now my period is late. Negative pregnancy test?

First time spotting a week before my period. And now my period is late. Negative pregnancy test?

Spotting is common: 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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Does having a late period result in late ovulation? My period came late but im not sure if that means I will ovulate late this time too.

Does having a late period result in late ovulation? My period came late but im not sure if that means I will ovulate late this time too.

14 days before: An easy way to remember ovulation is that it occurs 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days between periods then you can calculate an approximate ovulation date. If your cycles are irregular than predicting ovulation is almost impossible. ...Read more

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My last menstrual cycle was on 15th June and now its late. It was always regular. Im also a virgin, so no chance of pregnancy. Why is it late?

My last menstrual cycle was on 15th June and now its late. It was always regular. Im also a virgin, so no chance of pregnancy.
Why is it late?

Some thoughts...: 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

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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