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Hi doctor my period is late but i am not pregnant what's wrong with me?

Hi doctor my period is late but i am not pregnant what's wrong with me?

Some possibilities: 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

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 have a TSH level of 5.69.My period is late but I am not pregnant. On jan 21 i had a sharp right twinge.On jan 22 i had a sharp left twinge. Advice?

I have a TSH level of 5.69.My period is late but I am not pregnant. On jan 21 i had a sharp right twinge.On jan 22 i had a sharp left twinge. Advice?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My period is late 3 weeks but I am not pregnant. What could it be ?

My period is late 3 weeks but I am not pregnant. What could it be ?

Depends: Depends on your age.There could be several reasons for not having periods-stress, medical problems including thyroid , hormone imbalance etc...In older pt it could mean beginning of menopause although everyone is different, may take few months to few yrs.You need to see doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Period was 17-23 May, had sex on 26 and taken escapelle on that day. 5days later, i had bleeding for 5 days and my period is late now. Am i pregnant?

Period was 17-23 May, had sex on 26 and taken escapelle on that day. 5days later, i had bleeding for 5 days and my period is late now. Am i pregnant?

No: You had your bleeding for 5 days. That was your "period". The cycle is going to be off because of the use of the escapelle. It may take a cycle or two to get back on track. ...Read more

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Stopped using nr in july had a period then in of august had sex while on my period (he didn't ejaculate) and my period is late for sept am i pregnant?

Stopped using nr in july had a period then in of august had sex while on my period (he didn't ejaculate) and my period is late for sept am i pregnant?

Take home pregnancy: Test to find out. 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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This mont i had a flue, my thyroids were hurting, and high fever(40 ℃). My period is late (3 days). Am I pregnant or its because of my passed ilness?

This mont i had a flue, my thyroids were hurting, and high fever(40 ℃). My period is late (3 days). Am I pregnant or its because of my passed ilness?

Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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I took emergency contraceptive 1 hr after unprotected sex & my fiance ejaculating inside me. I bled 2 weeks later & my period is late. Am i pregnant?

I took emergency contraceptive 1 hr after unprotected sex & my fiance ejaculating inside me. I bled 2 weeks later & my period is late. Am i pregnant?

Plan B effect: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test since it has been 2 wks. ...Read more

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I had anal sex 2 weeks ago and 2 days later I had an emergency surgery removing an ovarian cysts. My period is late. Am I pregnant?

I had anal sex 2 weeks ago and 2 days later I had an emergency surgery removing an ovarian cysts. My period is late. Am I pregnant?

A very tiny chance: Women have more than one hole, but sperm must enter the correct hole in order to swim to the egg and create a pregnancy. Any activities in the wrong hole do not lead to pregnancy (unless other activities happen "in the heat of the moment"). One can consider using a reliable form of birth control if not wanting a baby, regardless of what sexual activities are going on, as life can be surprising. ...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