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Period came late what could be wrong?

Late period: 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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If my period came late last month, will it come late again?

If my period came late last month, will it come late again?

Cycle length: Normal cycle length counts from the first day of bleeding to the next first day of bleeding. Normal cycle length ranges from 21-32 days. ...Read more

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If my period came late at the end of montt will it be late again for the next month?

If my period came late at the end of montt will it be late again for the next month?

Likely: A cycle length (from the first day of one period to the first day of the next period) of 21 to 35 days is considered normal. Since calendar months are 30-31 days, it is common to have your period on a different calendar day each month. So if you started a period on february 23rd, you could easily get a second period on march 30th, and that would be normal. The next one could be between 4/20-5/4. ...Read more

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Last month my period came late and I haven't gotten it yet this month And there's still two days left for the month is it normal or no?

Last month my period came late and I haven't gotten it yet this month And there's still two days left for the month is it normal or no?

Not normal...: If you usually have regular periods and now this is anew change from your usual then this is certainly not normal. If you are sexually active the first thing to check for is pregnancy, so get a test ASAP. If not then there may be hormonal variations or abnormalities, infections, stress among others that could be causing this. Try to get evaluated with your GYN provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Period came late two months in a row. I had the same problem last year during this time. Rest of the year I have 35 day average cycle. Is this concern?

Period came late two months in a row. I had the same problem last year during this time. Rest of the year I have 35 day average cycle. Is this concern?

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If this is a one time thing monitoring the next few cycles is reasonable. If it happens alot then consider these ...Read more

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My period came late lasted 3 days really light n now a week later I'm spotting again?

My period came late lasted 3 days really light n now a week later I'm spotting again?

Late period: I would go and get a pregnancy test and make sure you are not pregnant. Then I would consult a gynecologist
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My period came late last month by 4 days Which was odd. Now this month, it is a week late and still not coming. I took at home preg test but negative.

My period came late last month by 4 days Which was odd. Now this month, it is a week late and still not coming. I took at home preg test but negative.

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 a common cause of a missed period, if sexually active) ...Read more

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Wife period came late and its thick and brownish...Late of 2 weeks....Just gave birth 7 months ago?

Pregnancy test: I'd recommend she take a pregnancy test. It's possible for her to be pregnant even if she is breast feeding. ...Read more

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I have been getting pains in my chest and my period came late also been feeling really tired and sick the last few weeks what could this be?

I have been getting pains in my chest and my period came late also been feeling really tired and sick the last few weeks what could this be?

See your Physician: You should see your primary care doctor who can do the necessary physical exam and tests to figure out what is going on. This cluster of symptoms could be caused by many different things, so please make an appointment or go an urgent care center if you cannot get an appointment in a timely manner. Good luck. ...Read more

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My Period came 6 days late lasted 5 days. I had my period April 27 and my next period came late night May 31. I have 2 1/1 yr old and never been late.

My Period came 6 days late lasted 5 days. I had my period April 27 and my next period came late night May 31. I have 2 1/1 yr old and never been late.

A few possibilities: If your ovulation was delayed this cycle, it would delay the start of your period. There are a few things that could delay ovulation, stress being a common culprit. Another possibility could be an early miscarriage. If you are concerned, call your Gyn for a follow up. It never hurts to follow up, especially if you are typically consistent in your cycles and this one seemed abnormal. ...Read more

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What can I do if my period came late, and then spotting. Pregnant or no?

What can I do if my period came late, and then spotting. Pregnant or no?

Pregnancy test: Best advice is to get a pregnancy test. See your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Day 2 of period, period came late, is light with lots of debris, now constant pain over left ovary. What could this be?

Time for exam?: I can't think of a better meaning than that it's time for an exam. Constant pain - even moderate - is not good and it's the way our body tries to get our attention. Chronic pain differs, but acute functions well to get us into treatment. They will better know possible causes so it's silly to guess. It may be minor - you may even be having early menopause signs (normal) - but check it out. Best! ...Read more

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If my period came late july 9th and previous period was june 3rd. My cycles are usually 30 days. I had sex 26th of june was I possibly ovulating?

If my period came late july 9th and previous period was june 3rd. My cycles are usually 30 days. I had sex 26th of june was I possibly ovulating?

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. ...Read more

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My thyroid dosage was reduced from 100mcg to 88mcg. As a result, my period came late and flow only lasted for 2 days. Is dosage change the cause?

My thyroid dosage was reduced from 100mcg to 88mcg. As a result, my period came late and flow only lasted for 2 days. Is dosage change the cause?

Maybe: It might be, however I assume that the MD did a TSH blood test to determine the dosage change. Certainly, a TSH will be done after you have been on the new dosage for at least 2 months. You can journal your periods during that time for documentation to the MD when you return. ...Read more

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My period came late and I thought I was pregnant I been having all the symptons but now I got a brown discharge?

My period came late and I thought I was pregnant I been having all the symptons but now I got a brown discharge?

Urine pregnancy test: Try taking a urine pregnancy test. If you have missed a period it is quite accurate. If it is positive see dr to confirm. Some spotting can be normal with early pregnancy. ...Read more

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My period came late 1week2days. It was normal. Lasted 5days. I'm not having intercourse or fingering. Can I still be pregs?

My period came late 1week2days. It was normal. Lasted 5days. I'm not having intercourse or fingering. Can I still be pregs?

NOT LIKELY: Without intercourse or insemination it would be unlikely that you are pregnant! stress and many other things can cause irregular menses so if this continues you should be seen. ...Read more

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I had sex on my most fertile days, my period came late amd its weird its really light then it drips to the bottom, what's wrong?

I had sex on my most fertile days, my period came late amd its weird its really light then it drips to the bottom, what's wrong?

Possible pregnancy: The abnormal cycle can be sign of pregnancy or failed pregnancy. Often times the egg is successfully fertilized- but then something occurs that makes the pregnancy not successful- it may not implant into the uterus or there may have been chromosome problems etc. In many cases this is for the best. On the other hand you could still be pregnant if cycle not nml- could be ectopic- consult dr. ...Read more

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Period came late, heavyish blood on first day, now only brown tiny chunks+brownish pink discharge. 2 neg. Tests @20 days late. Prego?

Period came late, heavyish blood on first day, now only brown tiny chunks+brownish pink discharge. 2 neg. Tests @20 days late. Prego?

Pregnancy unlikely: Home 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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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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Period came late, now having lower abdomnal pains a week after period is over, am I pregnant?

Period came late, now having lower abdomnal pains a week after period is over, am I pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Period came late but on my fifth day I was extremely sick with watery tongue & period changed for red to dark pink discharge later back to red?

Period came late but on my fifth day I was extremely sick with watery tongue & period changed for red to dark pink discharge later back to red?

Normal variation: Periods can last from 3-7 days. Its a time of hormonal changes and your body can present various symptoms. If this happens on a recurring basis, see your obgyn for further discussion and options ...Read more

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My period came late and it ended July 24 2014.I have been spotting brown discharge and light pink blood ever since my period ended what's going on?

My period came late and it ended July 24 2014.I have been spotting brown discharge and light pink blood ever since my period ended what's going on?

Maybe Some Changes: No pain is a good sign. Period with a late start and slow finish. These could be related to hormonal changes brought on by stress, changes in OCP use, or infection. Consider getting a pregnancy test done just to be sure...unless this does not apply to you. ...Read more

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I had sex a month ago and my period came late so I thought I would be pregnant, but I'm not. My period stopped on the third day. Chances of late eggs?

I had sex a month ago and my period came late so I thought I would be pregnant, but I'm not. My period stopped on the third day. Chances of late eggs?

How to get Pregnant: You are not pregnant. Having your period means that you are not pregnant. I try in my practice to get my patients to be empowered by knowing the simple facts about their bodies. I believe if you are sexual you have the responsibility to know about ovulation and why you menstruate. It is your responsibility to know how to prevent pregnancy. You are smart enough to learn these simple facts. ...Read more

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