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Could I be pregnant if my period is late and very light, I'm on birth control pills, and the pregnancy test I took came out negative?

Could I be pregnant if my period is late and very light, I'm on birth control pills, and the pregnancy test I took came out negative?

Pregnancy: You may want your doctor to give you a blood pregnancy test or beta HCG testing. That will confirm or negate the presence of pregnancy. 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 was late and very light, but I have never had sexual intercourse, could this mean I am pregnant?

My period was late and very light, but I have never had sexual intercourse, could this mean I am pregnant?

Sex first Preg next.: You have to have sexual contact or contact to fertile sperm to get pregnant. So, I am unsure why you asked this question. Sex comes first. Pregnancy second. Read more

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My periods are irregular. I had unprotected sex with my husband, my period was 19 days late, very light & only lasted 2 days. Could I be pregnant?

My periods are irregular. I had unprotected sex with my husband, my period was 19 days late, very light & only lasted 2 days. Could I be pregnant?

Hard to guess: 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 an expected period (although it's not easy to predict a period in irregular women). Read more

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Could stress make my period late and have a very light flow? I've taken 2 negative pregnancy tests and always had irregular cycles.

Could stress make my period late and have a very light flow? I've taken 2 negative pregnancy tests and always had irregular cycles.

Possibly...: Yes it can, but it usually needs to be a significant amount of stress. I would still recommend that you go see a gynecologist for a full evaluation to make sure the irregular bleeding isn't due to something else and also obtain treatment so that you can have regular cycles. Read more

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My period was13 days late and is very light with minimal cramping. Normally very heavy with bad cramps. 4 neg preg tests. Miscarriage? Or ectopic?

My period was13 days late and is very light with minimal cramping. Normally very heavy with bad cramps. 4 neg preg tests. Miscarriage? Or ectopic?

Both unlikely: Home pregnancy tests (HPT) will be positive 7-10 days after conception and definitely by 2 weeks after...So a negative HPT would rule out possibility of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Also, in both these conditions pain and bleeding are usually more than a normal period. Symptoms from an ectopic pregnancy occur 6-8 wks after conception. Your unusual period likely due to temporary hormonal changes Read more

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My period was 2days late and very short& light. This month, I started spotting black blood two days early and my flow still hasn't picked up. Am I preg?

My period was 2days late and very short& light. This month, I started spotting black blood two days early and my flow still hasn't picked up. Am I preg?

Maybe: The answer to your question requires more questions: are you sexually active?, have you had unprotected sex?, do you use contraception? the newer for home use pregnancy sets are rather good at answering your basic question; some can tell you if you're pregnant within days of missing a period.
if you do a test and it's positive, make an appointment to see an OB/GYN person. Read more

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Last month my period lasted only two days and was very light. Now my period is late and am discharging brown mixed with spotting. What could this mean

Last month my period lasted only two days and was very light. Now my period is late and am discharging brown mixed with spotting. What could this mean

Pregnant?: Always start with a pregnancy test. If this is negative (not pregnant) and you have had unprotected sex, the step is to see a doctor to evaluate for a sexually transmitted infection. If you truly have not had sex, you can relax and observe for a few more cycles. Read more

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I got my period that is one week late and very light, what could this be due to? I am 20 years old, I have irregular periods so it didn't alarm me that my period was a week later than last month, but mostly every period I have comes with major cramps and

I got my period that is one week late and very light, what could this be due to? I am 20 years old, I have irregular periods so it didn't alarm me that my period was a week later than last month, but mostly every period I have comes with major cramps and

Is: Is there a possibility you could be pregnant? As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come.

There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period or have a lighter period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise, weight loss, illness or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you continue to not have your period or if they continue to be irregular, you should contact your doctor. Read more

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9days late period and is very light and not heavy, should I be concerned?

9days late period and is very light and not heavy, should I be concerned?

If you developed a: Pattern of irregularity that would be one thing - but one time issue may just be imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone. Read more

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I have a late period two days today but I e started have very light pinkish like discharge then about two three hours later it was a bright orange?

I have a late period two days today but I e started have very light pinkish like discharge then about two three hours later it was a bright orange?

Hormonal imbalance: It could be a normal variation on your cycle, or you could have lost an early pregnancy. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. Usually the only manifestation is a slightly heavy, delayed period.
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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2 days late period and very light, lasted only day. Could this be implantation bleeding?

2 days late period and very light, lasted only day. Could this be implantation bleeding?

Pregnancy is: Possible - take HPT to know. 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. Read more

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Can I be pregnant with 3 week late period but neg home tests then had a very light bleed for three days?

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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Pregnant? Period is late. All I have is very light pink/brown when I wipe and last night had thick pink discharge. No other symptoms.

Pregnant? Period is late. All I have is very light pink/brown when I wipe and last night had thick pink discharge. No other symptoms.

Take a test: 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. 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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I just had a late period. And now I have a very light brown discharge its been 4 days and still have. Is it normal or I could be preg? .

I just had a late period. And now I have a very light brown discharge its been 4 days and still have. Is it normal or I could be preg? .

Brown = old blood: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Since your jsut had your period pregnancy is not likely. You can check a home test to confirm. Start birth control if you're having unprotected sex. Read more

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