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Should I worry about being 5 days late for my period?

Should I  worry about being 5 days late for my period?

It depends: It depends on your typical menstrual cycle, and whether or not you have been ill or under stress - but if you have been sexually active, a missing period can indicate pregnancy. There are tests available otc that can determine early pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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Late period for one week not pergenat with 3.0cm overian cyst...What ibshould do to get my period now...Iam little worry please help

Late period for one week not pergenat with 3.0cm overian cyst...What ibshould do to get my period now...Iam little worry please help

Oligomenorrhea: Some other possibilities besides pregnancy include taking oral contraceptive pills, being overly thin, or exercising too much. You should see your doctor if your periods occur more than 45 days apart or you have no period for three months. A single ovarian cyst is unlikely to be related to abnormal periods. ...Read more

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9 days late for my period. No pregnancy and no cysts. What other factors can cause a late period?!

9 days late for my period. No pregnancy and no cysts. What other factors can cause a late period?!

Late: 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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Been on Synthroid (thyroxine) 100mcg for 1 week, and am now 3 days late for my period. I got a neg pregnant test - can starting Synthroid (thyroxine) cause a late period?

Been on Synthroid (thyroxine) 100mcg for 1 week, and am now 3 days late for my period. I got a neg pregnant test - can starting Synthroid (thyroxine) cause a late period?

Possibly: Thyroid problems (over- or under active thyroid) can cause irregular periods. You should get a blood test to see if your thyroid is in balance. Also could be abnormal pregnancy--which can be serious. If you don't want to be pregnant, see your doctor to check it out--and discuss birth control/contraception. ...Read more

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My breast are really sore my period is 8 days late i'm i pregnant or just having a late period?

My breast are really sore my period is 8 days late i'm i pregnant or just having a late period?

Test: You might be. There is only one way to tell right now - get a pregnancy test. A home pregnancy test, available in many stores, can give you the answer. Follow the directions carefully. ...Read more

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My period is 12 days late. I'm not pregnant. What could be factors causing my extremely late period?

My period is 12 days late. I'm not pregnant. What could be factors causing my extremely late period?

Late: 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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Last month my period was only 2 days long this month it is 2 days late I've never had a late period i track it every month. Usually lasts 5 days.?

Last month my period was only 2 days long this month it is 2 days late I've never had a late period i track it every month. Usually lasts 5 days.?

Take the test: 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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more