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Doctor insights on: What Can Delay Your Period Besides Pregnancy

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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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

Menstrual Period (Definition)

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