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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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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 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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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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My period is 5 days late but the pregnacy test is negative. Could it be too early to tell?

My period is 5 days late but the pregnacy  test is negative. Could it be too early to tell?

Sometimes: Sometimes you could be pregnant but the HCG level was not high enough to trigger the test. You can repeat the test in a week using a first morning void. Take care. ...Read more

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3days late on period. no birth control but pregnancy test still coming back negative. is it to early?

3days late on period. no birth control but pregnancy test still coming back negative. is it to early?

Possibly: The standard urine pregnancy test depends on the new embryo attaching to the uterine wall and producing hormones at a high enough level to trigger the test.The first morning urine is sometimes better for testing as it is more concentrated.It may take longer to get to a detected level. ...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 2 months late. Did the OTC pregnancy test its negative. Whats happening?

My period is 2 months late. Did the OTC pregnancy test its negative. Whats happening?

Unprotected?: If you have had unprotected intercourse you should see your GYN for a definitive pregnancy blood test (HCG) and a pelvic exam. ...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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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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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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Took a home pregnancy test 20 days after possible conception it came back negative yet my period is a few days late which is normal for me but what are the chances of the test being a false negative?

Took a home pregnancy test 20 days after possible conception it came back negative yet my period is a few days late which is normal for me but what are the chances of the test being a false negative?

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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My period is 2 weeks late now..Ill use pregnancy test but it show negative?

My period is 2 weeks late now..Ill use pregnancy test but it show negative?

Late period: 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. See your doctor for irregular periods. ...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 13 days late but negative pregnancy test.. Could i still be pregnant? What does it mean?

Means use protection: Negative pregnancy test 13 days after missed period is pretty reliable. At your age periods are not reliable for a variety of reasons. If you aren't trying to get pregnant use some form of contraception. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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