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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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Period is five days late and negative pregnancy test. Could I still be pregnant?

Period is five days late and negative pregnancy test. Could I still be pregnant?

Yes: if you are using standard urine pregnancy tests it is possible that they are not sensitive enough and that you are not far enough along in a pregnancy to be detected. That being said, typically negative urine preg means not pregnant, the only way to be sure is to see your doctor and have a beta quantitative HCG blood test. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Two days late period negative pregnancy test why is that?

Two days late period negative pregnancy test why is that?

Normal variant: A regular period could occur every 21 to 35 days. Periods rarely start on the same exact day every month. Sometimes they could be a few days off and still be normal. Sometimes stress may alter our periods slightly. To better help with these issues, I hope that you visit an OBGYN ...Read more

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My period is due today, nothing and negative pregnancy test?

My period is due today, nothing and negative pregnancy test?

Allow some time.: Things like a period are regular but not always exact. Allow some time, like about a week, and then do your test. If there's still a problem and/or you're still concerned, see your doctor for an exam and for the test there. ...Read more

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Why is it that my period is five days late and test negative?

Why is it that my period is five days late and test negative?

Test again: If you are not using birth control, and are sexually active (having intercourse), then check again at the 7-10 day-late mark. If still negative, call your ob/gyn for an in-office or a blood test. If that is still negative, they may ask you to wait a bit longer for your period, or they may give you a short course of Progesterone to induce your period and "reset" your cycle. ...Read more

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Took pregnancy test hCG and is negative and it is one day late. What is happening?

Took pregnancy test hCG and is negative and it is one day late.  What is happening?

Normal??: Too early to decide if you are pregnant or not. Menstrual periods are normally not ruled by a stop watch. Did you use any form of contraception? Wait one more week and the repeat the test. If still negative after another week then consult with your ob-gyn. ...Read more

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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

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My period is late by 14 days .take urine test and its negative..and blood test also negative ..is there any chance for pregnancy? Where is my period

My period is late by 14 days .take urine test and its negative..and blood test also negative ..is there any chance for pregnancy? Where is my period

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My wife(26) had 2 days of menstural periods and home pregnancy test is negative at evening, is she pregnant?

My wife(26) had 2 days of menstural periods and home pregnancy test is negative at evening, is she pregnant?

Pregnancy unlikely: 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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Am one week period late and negative blood test is this normal?

Am one week period late and negative blood test is this normal?

Irregular periods: 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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My period is 17days late. Home pregnancy test are negative. Is there a chance that i can still be pregnant.

My period is 17days late. Home pregnancy test are negative. Is there a chance that i can still be pregnant.

Maybe: It may still be possible to be pregnant if ovulation was late. But if your periods have been very regular up until this point, it's more likely that you're just skipping an ovulation, perhaps from stress or something else. Run another test in about 1 wk. If it's still negative ; the cycle doesn't go back to normal next month, seek care to figure out why the skipping. There are many possibilities. ...Read more

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Is it possible i m pregnant but home pregnancy test is negative and i miss period last 15 days?

Is it possible i m pregnant but home pregnancy test is negative and i miss period last 15 days?

Not likely : Assuming you are reading the test result correctly it is very unlikely that you are pregnant if home test is negative. Consider seeing your doctor to discuss causes of irregular periods. ...Read more

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Pain in both overies and period is 3days late but pregnancy test is negative can I still be pregnant?

Pain in both overies and period is 3days late but pregnancy test is negative can I still be pregnant?

We never say never: In this situation, but modern pregnancy tests can pick up pregnancy days prior to a missed cycle. Try it again. Missing a period is not uncommon, in terms of your discomfort, if worsens, go in for exam, may have a UTI or something else occurring. Good luck. ...Read more

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My period is 14 days late.but pregnancy test is negative... what is the reason.?

My period is 14 days late.but pregnancy test is negative... what is the reason.?

See below: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My periods are 3 weeks late. Home pregnancy test is negative and ultrasound also negative. What is wrong? Can I be pregnant?

My periods are 3 weeks late. Home pregnancy test is negative and ultrasound also negative. What is wrong? Can I be pregnant?

Unlikely: If the pregnancy test was done correctly and it was negative at three weeks after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more