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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 number of days late on my period until I should worry?

What number of days late on my period until I should worry?

If sexually active: & late- go ahead and take a pregnancy test now to know. ...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 been worry like three weeks ago I got my period normally I get it for five days and I did but the bllod was light and dark then the 6 day I though?

I been worry like three weeks ago I got my period normally I get it for five days and I did but the bllod was light and dark then the 6 day I though?

Irregular bleeding: This is may be normal but you should take a pregnancy test if it is even a remote possibility. If symptoms continue you will need to see a doctor. ...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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I was suppose to get my period sept 6 but here it is the 11 I'm five days late could I possibly be pregnant?

I was suppose to get my period sept 6 but here it is the 11 I'm five days late could I possibly be pregnant?

Maybe. Maybe not.: 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 the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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I'm 5 days late with pain. What should I do? I'm five days late and I have always had a 28 day cycle since I got my period 10 years ago. Today I woke up with pain in my left side.

I'm 5 days late with pain. What should I do? I'm five days late and I have always had a 28 day cycle since I got my period 10 years ago. Today I woke up with pain in my left side.

It: It is very important that you take a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, then any abdominal pain must be taken very seriously. While many women get "round ligament pain" when they are pregnant, you also have to worry about tubal pregnancy, so it is very important to get medically evaluated if you are having pain. ...Read more

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I am five days late on my period with a lot of watery discharge. What could this be?

I am five days late on my period with a lot of watery discharge. What could this be?

Possible pregnancy: It could be due to pregnancy or could be infection. Please see your doctor for pregnancy test and if that's negative then examination and swabs. ...Read more

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My period length is 31 days, very accurate. This month was 4 days late and lasted only 3 day. Is that something I should be worry about?

My period length is 31 days, very accurate. This month was 4 days late and lasted only 3 day. Is that something I should be worry about?

Not for a one time: Incident. If you are finding that irregularity is becoming a pattern then please see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My period came 2 days early & has never done that. It has been late a couple of days b4, but not early. Reason to worry or should I wait a cycle or 2?

My period came 2 days early & has never done that. It has been late a couple of days b4, but not early. Reason to worry or should I wait a cycle or 2?

Early period: I would not be particularly concerned if your period is early on one cycle. If you have three or more cycles that are off that may warrant assessment for the irregularity. ...Read more

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I'm five days late for my period and I haven't had vaginal sex since way before my last period. I did stop taking the pill as of last month though.

I'm five days late for my period and I haven't had vaginal sex since way before my last period. I did stop taking the pill as of last month though.

Please Clarify: Making a statement on our system here is well and good, but usually people are here to ask questions. You failed to ask a question

there are about a dozen common reasons for missed periods. And, as you noted, your reason for a missed period is probably not pregnancy since one needs sperm to get pregnant. Missed periods are seen with extreme dieting, obesity, stress, and significant exercise. ...Read more

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Last month my period came on the 8th of September it is now October 13th Which makes me five days late what should I do now I am sexually active help!

Last month my period came on the 8th of September it is now October 13th Which makes me five days late what should I do now I am sexually active help!

Your hormones: Are likely in flux for whatever reason, and you would need to be patient to see if things would settle down. Menstrual fluctuations are affected by many different factors, including nutrition, psychological state of mind, stress, infections/ illnesses, etc. If things continue to be irregular or unpredictable in the next couple of months, get yourself to a GYN or family Doc. ...Read more

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I'm five days late on my period. Also my urion has been strong. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

I'm five days late on my period. Also my urion has been strong. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

Missed Period: The most common reason for a delayed period is pregnancy. So, if you have been sexual since your last period then you need a pregnancy test.

Urine is not a symptom of early pregnancy and this could be a bladder infection or uti. ...Read more

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My period is five days late, two pregnancy tests both came out negative. What could be wrong?

My period is five days late, two pregnancy tests both came out negative. What could be wrong?

Too early: Commercial home pregnancy tests will turn positive about the when you would be 1 week late on your period. Repeat the test at that time. ...Read more

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My period is five days late, two pregnancy tests both came out negative. What could be wrong?

My period is five days late, two pregnancy tests both came out negative. What could be wrong?

Late period: A pregnancy test would be accurate by now so you can trust the result.
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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What can I do if my period is five days late, but 3 pregnancy tests came out negative. What could it be?

What can I do if my period is five days late, but 3 pregnancy tests came out negative. What could it be?

Pregnancy test: Pregenancy test would normally be positive 6-12 days when you are pregnant; however, late period does not always mean pregnancy, sometimes people who are about to stop menstruating can start having irregular periods before stopping completely. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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