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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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five days late on my period and today I got a light pink spotting and I took a test yesterday and it was negative. What does this mean?

five days late on my period and today I got a light pink spotting and I took a test yesterday and it was negative. What does this mean?

You may start: But if you don't, check another test or check a serum test as a urine test may rarely be a false negative.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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