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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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


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After taking plan b, can you get your period within 3 weeks & not be pregnant because of a late period.

After taking plan b, can you get your period within 3 weeks & not be pregnant because of a late period.

Yes: If you get your period, it generally means that you're not pregnant. Plan b sometimes will cause a late period. ...Read more

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Does stressing about why your period isn't here yet will make it delay even more? I'm 6 days late, did preg test = negative. Is it just a late period?

Does stressing about why your period isn't here yet will make it delay even more? I'm 6 days late, did preg test = negative. Is it just a late period?

Possibly: There are many factors that can alter the timing of your cycle, stress, travel, medication etc. If you're concerned about pregnancy, you should take a home pregnancy test 7-10 days from your missed expected period. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a late period and a missed period? Why is a late period a sign if pregnancy is your period actually came?

What is the difference between a late period and a missed period? Why is a late period a sign if pregnancy is your period actually came?

Not a sign of preg: A late period is not a confirmed sign of pregnancy just as a missed period is.

Pregnancy test is the only confirming sign of pregnancy in the early stages. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if you have unprotected sex the day before your period? Had sex with my bf the day before I was supposed to have my period. I took a pregnancy test 3 days after my late period and another about 10 days after I expected to have my peri

Can you get pregnant if you have unprotected sex the day before your period? Had sex with my bf the day before I was supposed to have my period. I took a pregnancy test 3 days after my late period and another about 10 days after I expected to have my peri

You : You can get pregnant at any point during your cycle, even though it is much less common to get pregnant during menstruation. Even though pregnancy is the number 1 reason for a missed period, other things can cause an irregular cycle also such as stress, poor diet, lots of exercise and hormone imbalance. Even though most home pregnancy tests are 97% accurate a week or 2 after your missed period, if you are still worried, you may want to have your doctor test you. Even if your test comes out negative at the doctor's office, you can discuss your missed period with them and also various methods of birth control that will work for you. ...Read more

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When is a period considered late?

When is a period considered late?

It depends: It depends on how long your cycles normally are. Most women have a 28-day cycle. ...Read more

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When is you period considered late?

When is you period considered late?

Yes: If your cycle consists of a certain number of days and you don't get you period during that time then you are late. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is a period considered late?

Can you tell me exactly when is a period considered late?

When: If you have regular periods, it is late if it does not come at the anticipated time. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body wt, obesity, marked wt ^ 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) & pregnancy. ...Read more

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Late period! Help?

Late period! Help?

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. Take a pregnancy test if you are late. ...Read more

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Reasons for late period?

Reasons for late period?

Any chance of preg?: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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What causes a late period?

What causes a late period?

Late ovulation: Late ovulation, hands down, is the most frequent reason for a late period (period starts late.) for a missed period (doesn't come at all,) pregnancy is top of the list. ...Read more

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What causes a late period?

What causes a late period?

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 a cold cause a late period?

Can a cold cause a late period?

Extremely unlikely: I'd consider other causes of a late period. ...Read more

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What causes having a late period?

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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How to help your late period start?

How to help your late period start?

If you are obese : Weight loss may allow for return of periods. If you are very inactive – try regular aerobic activity (at least 4 days per week). If you are severely underweight – an ^in bmi may help to restore periods. If you are an endurance athlete – try cutting back on training. If you have polycystic ovary syndrome, metformin may help. Some birth control pills as well as medications like Progesterone or >. ...Read more

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How come I am having a late period?

How come I am having a late period?

Not sure.: 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 (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can cause a late period to occur?

What can cause a late period to occur?

Late: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could crash diet be causing late period?

Could crash diet be causing late period?

A/W Dr. Munshower: Yes, rapid or extreme weight loss or being markedly underweight can cause this. ...Read more

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What the medicine to bring late period.

What the medicine to bring late period.

Progesterone: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) which is progesterone, is the most common medication to provoke a period. Taken for 5 days it typically causes what we term, a withdrawal bleed. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a late period?

HPT: Agree w dr. Peters — tanksley. If you are sexually active start w a home pregnancy test. 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 >. ...Read more

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Wht are the sideseffects for late period?

That depends on the: Cause. 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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Is it possible to have a year late period?

Not usually: Menopause is when someone (average age of 52) has gone one year without periods. In the time leading up to menopause, women experience irregular periods and may skip months between cycles. Medical problems can also cause a woman to miss months of her period. Check with your doctor to determine why you aren't having periods. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get late period like this?

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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What might be some causes of a late period?

What might be some causes of a late period?

Depends on how late: There is a difference between being later than expected and abnormal. The menstral cycle can very from 21-36 days so what's late to you may be considered normal medically. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of late period?

What are some possible causes of late period?

Agree w Dr. Ingram: 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 (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What would constitute having a "late" period?

1 day.: 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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When shld I worry about having a late period?

When shld I worry about having a late period?

When it is late (if: You have been sexually active). Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What could cause a late period in young gir;l?

Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, ^ 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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18 days late period, is this normal or abnormal?

18 days late period, is this normal or abnormal?

Late: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Reasons for late period? What are possible reasons?

Possible 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