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I have read that doxycycline can delay your period. Are there any signs of pregnancy I should be looking for?

I have read that doxycycline can delay your period. Are there any signs of pregnancy I should be looking for?

A positive test: Don't guess. 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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What can cause a delayed period besides pregnancy?

What can cause a delayed period besides pregnancy?

Many possibilities: At your age, aside from pregnancy, there are a number of other possibilities, which include stress, hypothyroidism, PCOS, diabetes, Cushing's, anorexia, medicines, etc. The only way to know for sure is to have this evaluated by a doctor. If you are sexually active, be sure that you repeat a pregnancy test at least 7 days after a missed period. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the reason of period delay besides pregnancy?

What is the reason of period delay besides pregnancy?

The reasons: 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you delay your period by worrying about pregnancy?

Possible: It is well known that stress, mental or physical, can affect the cycle. So if you are highly stressed it could affect your cycle. ...Read more

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What might lead to a delayed period (besides pregnancy)?

What might lead to a delayed period (besides pregnancy)?

See below: 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please how long can a period delay before it results into a pregnancy? Is there a time limit?

Please how long can a period delay before it results into a pregnancy? Is there a time limit?

Interesting question: Typically one conceives around ovulation which occurs mid-cycle, usually around days 14-16 if you have a normal cycle of 28-30 days. Then about 14-16 days later one would expect their period. If your period is more than a week late after this and you had been having unprotected sex around ovulation, then checking a pregnancy test would be warranted at that time. Bleeding would mean you aren't pregnant ...Read more

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Can pregnancy survive the HSG test? Or if I m already pregnant during a hsg, can it delay/stop period?

Can pregnancy survive the HSG test? Or if I m already pregnant during a hsg, can it delay/stop period?

See below: You do not want to have an hsg while pregnant. It may cause the pregnancy to abort and you expose the embryo to radiation. You always wait to do an hsg approximately 8-10 after period and always check a preg test first. ...Read more

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How fast do pregnancy tests give results, and are they accurate? I am curious to know whether I am pregnant, due to four days delay without period.

How fast do pregnancy tests give results, and are they accurate? I am curious to know whether I am pregnant, due to four days delay without period.

Now: Pregnancy tests now, when used with a first morning urine specimen are accurate enough to get a result by the time of your missed period.

If it is still negative, your doc can order a test on blood that is even MORE sensitive. ...Read more

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How long would it usually delayed if it's a delayed pregnancy period?

It the period is: Delayed due to pregnancy it would not start back up again until the after the woman delivers (over 9 months if full term). ...Read more

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On average, how long does stress delay a period? When should I worry about pregnancy?

On average, how long does stress delay a period? When should I worry about pregnancy?

With unprotected sex: Anytime you have unprotected sex -- meaning without condoms or another form of birth control -- pregnancy is possible. In fact, pregnancy is the most common cause for missed menstrual periods, although menstrual cycle can vary from month to month sometimes. If you've missed your period by a week, I suggest a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What to do if I stopped yaz and period is delayed over one week, tested negative for pregnancy?

What to do if I stopped yaz and period is delayed over one week, tested negative for pregnancy?

YAZ: Sometimes you may have a delay in your period after stopping contraception. You may be pregnant as well. Continue to monitor your symptoms. ...Read more

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Took Next Choice twice within two months and period is delay. Took pregnancy test and is negative. What is the problem?

Took Next Choice twice within two months and period is delay. Took pregnancy test and is negative. What is the problem?

Next Choice: Taking Next Choice will throw the normal cycle off for up to 2 months after taking. It may be bleeding too early, too late, too long, too short or skipped. Anything is possible. Take a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the sex. Be sure to use first urine of the morning for best accuracy. Consider a more reliable form of contraception to avoid future pregnancy scares. ...Read more

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What is causing my period to delay other then the possibility of pregnancy? My body is always normal and period comes and goes on time.

What is causing my period to delay other then the possibility of pregnancy? My body is always normal and period comes and goes on time.

Crystal ball, please: So many factors can delay a period - and cause you to worry if you aren't planning a pregnancy. Stress and illness, too-busy schedules can all contribute. You may want to read toni weschler's wonderful book, "taking charge of your fertility" for more information on learning to track your cycles. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Had sex July 17-19. Took pt July 27-August 3 and were all negative. Had period August 5-9. 3days delayed now. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Had sex July 17-19. Took pt July 27-August 3 and were all negative. Had period August 5-9. 3days delayed now. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Guideline: If you had a normal period on 8/5 and you have regular cycles of 28 to 30 days, ovulation would occur on 8/19 or 8/20. Unprotected sex on 7/17-7/19 couldn't cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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My regular cycle is 36.In my last period changed to 33.I think I am 2-5 days delayed. Does the changed cycle made it late or could it be pregnancy?

My regular cycle is 36.In my last period changed to 33.I think I am 2-5 days delayed. Does the changed cycle made it late or could it be pregnancy?

Take a test: 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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My girlfriend took Plan B, after that got her period on Nov31, then Jan9 then Feb11. Is the delay normal after EC? Should I be worried about pregnancy

My girlfriend took Plan B, after that got her period on Nov31, then Jan9 then Feb11. Is the delay normal after EC? Should I be worried about pregnancy

Unprotected sex will: Eventually lead to pregnancy if you do it often enough. Your example suggests you had sex with her BEFORE Nov 31, she then took Plan B, and had 3 periods after that. If you did NOT have unprotected sex with her AFTER Feb 11, then you did not get her pregnant. When a girl has her period, it is essentially guaranteed that she is not pregnant. Use condoms and play safely. ...Read more

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Hi, I tried 2 time for pregnancy. My period be delayed in each 2 times. Once delay was 10 days and second time 20 days. But didn't become pregnancy why?

Hi, I tried 2 time for pregnancy. My period be delayed in each 2 times. Once delay was 10 days and second time 20 days. But didn't become pregnancy why?

Not sure: Do you have regular periods? Are these 2times the only time you have had delay? Or were these 2 times you noticed, because you were trying. Please note that periods can be delayed at times. When we want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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The period for last month of my wife is delayed. Pregnancy tests were negative. She is experiencing pain in her chest. What is the next step of treatm?

Wait for period: The chest pain is probably a separate and unrelated phenomenon. Press on the place of the chest where it hurts. If pain is aroused is probably tzietz's syndrome, which is also called costochondritis and is a non-specific inflammation of a joint where the rib joins the breast bone. If this pain is more than transient have a doctor check it and give a cortisone injection if it is bothersome. ...Read more

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I'm delayed period for 6 days but pregnancy test negative?

I'm delayed period for 6 days but pregnancy test negative?

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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Besides stress what else can delay a period? I'm 20 days late negative pregnancy tests.

Besides stress what else can delay a period? I'm 20 days late negative pregnancy tests.

Lots of things can: Delay your period. Low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, 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. I am assuming that if you are sexually active that you have already taken a home. ...Read more

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My period is 3 days delayed should I take pregnancy test? And What are the signs of pregnancy?

My period is 3 days delayed should I take pregnancy test? And What are the signs of pregnancy?

3 days- protection?: Assuming you had unprotected sex- do a home pregnancy test this week and repeat next week. Pregnancy signs would be: missed cycles (s), breast fullness, possible early morning nausea/vomiting, wight pain and possible darkening of the nipples. 3 days is a bit early to tell; however, it is time to see a GYN for definitive BC pills and always use condoms! ...Read more

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1week delayed period, can I still swim as my daily exercise? Pregnancy test stripe shows positive.

1week delayed period, can I still swim as my daily exercise? Pregnancy test stripe shows positive.

Congratulations: Congrats on being pregnant. Swimming is a great exercise for pregnant women and a good way to stay in shape. ...Read more

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I'm on semester break and enjoying my life. Other than stress and pregnancy, what could cause you to have a delayed period?

Several possible: Answers to that question. Most likely something is off in the hormones. If the thyroid or prolactin are off, if eating too much soy, if losing or gaining weight. All these things can change the hormones which then prevents ovulation which then makes a woman be late for or miss a period. ...Read more

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