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My period is five days late. What should I do?

My period is five days late. What should I do?

Pregnancy test: If you have been having unprotected sex and your period is late or abnormal the first thing to do is a pregnancy test and you should repeat it in 3-5 days to be sure if it is negative. It is also a good first step if you are on contraception since there is no contraceptive method that is 100% effective. Hope this helps. ...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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I five days late 4 my period wat shell ido?

I five days late 4 my period wat shell ido?

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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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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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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I'm 2 days late on my period should I worry ?

I'm 2 days late on my period should I worry ?

No...: Wait little.....it may be just normal variation.....unless you had sex with a potent male at vulnerable period. ...Read more

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I'm 6 days late for my period should I be worry?

I'm 6 days late for my period should I be worry?

Don't worry: Most women experience some menstrual irregularity at times. If you have had sexual intercourse in the past month, you should check a pregnancy test. If the pregnancy test is negative and you still have not started your period, check another one in 7 days. In the meantime, take Folic Acid to prevent birth defects, just in case you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What could cause a period to be late for five days? I mean i got my period but it was late for five days.

What could cause a period to be late for five days? I mean i got my period but it was late for five days.

Many things: Could be normal variation--cycles aren't always exactly the same. Count cycle from beginning of one period to the beginning of the next. Cycles should be between 21 and 45 days during your teen years. Write down the dates. If your periods are outside this range or becoming more irregular, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm five days late for my period, and I have all the symptoms of what happens before I get it. Why haven't I got it?

I'm five days late for my period, and I have all the symptoms of what happens before I get it. Why haven't I got it?

Late period.: Assuming you are not pregnant, it is probably due to an anovulatory cycle and due to hormonal shifts. Are you under significant stress? That can cause it. Anorexia or marked weight loss can cause it, too. If it doesn't start in another 5-7 days, and you are sexually active, check an OTC pregnancy test with first AM urine for peace of mind. ...Read more

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I was 5 days late and I took 7 hpt 4 we're negitive 3 we're positive I've started my period should I worry?

I was 5 days late and I took 7 hpt 4 we're negitive 3 we're positive I've started my period should I worry?

Yes: Any positive pregnancy test means you're pregnant. If you're bleeding, you're at risk for a miscarriage or a tubal pregnancy. You need to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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