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I'm a week late on my period how should I be feeling?

I'm a week late on my period how should I be feeling?

This depends: Is there a chance you could be pregnant? If you are sexually active, then a home pregnancy test makes sense. If you are not typically late, and you have had sex with a male, even if there was no ejaculate but unprotected penetration pregnancy is possible. If you have irregular cycles then this may simply be due to that. Find out either way with a home pregnancy test. Best of luck! ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to spot a week before expected period? I was also one week late on my period... Is that normal?

Is it normal to spot a week before expected period? I was also one week late on my period... Is that normal?

Probably not: If that is not typical for you. Have you be sexually active? Then it's possible you had an early miscarriage even if you used some type of birth control. It's best to discuss with a doctor face to face. ...Read more

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I'm one week late on my period, can I use evening urine and get an accurate result? Bc I tested today at 5 pm and got negative

I'm one week late on my period, can I use evening urine and get an accurate result? Bc I tested today at 5 pm and got negative

Not as good: Try, if negative could be wrong, and repeat in the morning, and if negative then, it still could be wrong, See doc if no period and negative. Your doc can do blood test and check you over for other reasons for missed periods. Different home pregnancy tests vary in accuracy. But they perform best when you follow the instructions for the test you choose to use. No test is foolproof. ...Read more

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Im a week late on my period. Am i pregnant?

Im a week late on my period. Am i pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, 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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I am a week late on my period, and my boyfriend and I have never had sex. Should I be worried?

I am a week late on my period, and my boyfriend and I have never had sex. Should I be worried?

Virgin pregnancy: A virgin pregnancy is not possible without devine intervention or sex play without condoms. ...Read more

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I was a week late on my period then had a one day bleed, did a pregnacy test 5 days later but negative what does this mean?

I was a week late on my period then had a one day bleed, did a pregnacy test 5 days later but negative what does this mean?

Many factors: Many factors cause irregular menstrual cycles. It can be due to pregnancy and you might want to check a pregnancy test in one week. But it also can be do to stress, medications, obesity, hormonal changes. It is very common to miss a menstrual cycle or have irregular periods as you describe. ...Read more

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I was spotting on and off before my period then it stopped and i was a week late on my period then it came now I started spotting again?

I was spotting on and off before my period then it stopped and i was a week late on my period then it came now I started spotting again?

Many causes: There are many causes for irregular periods. Take a pregnancy test if there is any chance of pregnancy. If not then stress, hormonal shifts or thyroid issues can cause spotting and irregular periods. If you have been regular up to now it should straighten out in a few months. If this does not resolve see your doctor for an exam and some testing. ...Read more

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I'm a week late on my period and I keep getting negative home tests. I'm going in a few days for a blood test, what's the odds of it being positive?

I'm a week late on my period and I keep getting negative home tests. I'm going in a few days for a blood test, what's the odds of it being positive?

Probably low.: Odds are that if your test is negative at the time of your period, then it is really negative since it is at least 14 days after ovulation, which is about 2 days after implantation of a fertilized egg, and most tests detect b-hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin) at or up to 4 days after implantation. So if you are negative now/ 1 week late, you are likely negative, barring cycle irregularities. ...Read more

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I was a week late on my period, but yesterday afternoon I got my period and my flow yesterday was light and today my period is normal. I'm I pregnant?

I was a week late on my period, but yesterday afternoon I got my period and my flow yesterday was light and today my period is normal. I'm I pregnant?

Could be: this could be pregnancy related bleeding, so it certainly would be a good idea to start testing. However, it could also be that you didn't ovulate this cycle and the bleeding is break through bleeding. If not ready for pregnancy, this might be a good time to see your physician for birth control. ...Read more

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Im a week late on my period after taking planb a month previously.I was on my period&my boyfriend said he came but nothing was there can I be pregnan ?

Im a week late on my period after taking planb a month previously.I was on my period&my boyfriend said he came but nothing was there can I be pregnan ?

Misinformed?: You are not fertile during your period. You are fertile when you ovulate. Plan b interrupts, changes, menstrual cycles for up to two months. Pregnancy is impossible since you were having your period. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with my period? I was a week late on my period. I was spotting yesturday/ which was brown and today its an actual flow but it is still brown? Its really scaring me. Is this normal? I've never had this before. I have been checked f

Is there something wrong with my period? I was a week late on my period. I was spotting yesturday/ which was brown and today its an actual flow but it is still brown? Its really scaring me. Is this normal? I've never had this before. I have been checked f

First, : First, home pregnancy tests are very accurate these days. If you are concerned, it is not a bad idea to repeat the pregnancy test. It is not impossible that one would be defective and report a negative result when it is actually positive. When someone has an irregular period, the most likely reason is that they did not have a normal ovulation or the ovulation did not occur at a normal time for them. It is ovulation, and the hormones that are produced after ovulation, that lead to a normal period. It is pretty normal to have an unusual period every once in a while. If this is happening frequently, you should see your doctor. Another reason for an irregular period is an early pregnancy that was lost. A significant percentage of women will get pregnant when they are exposed to sperm and ovulate, but the pregnancy fails so early, it is not even noticed or it is only noticed as a period which is a few days late. If pregnancy is not desired, reliable contraception your best bet. ...Read more

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Its been 19days since I had unprotected sex and I am one week late on my period. I took a preg test and came back neg, is it early to even test?

Its been 19days since I had unprotected sex and I am one week late on my period. I took a preg test and came back neg, is it early to even test?

Not too late: If you are late for your period, then it is not too early to test. If it was negative, you may have had a delayed ovulation. Wait another week. if you still have not started, check another pregnancy test. If it is still negative, you need to talk to your GYN. ...Read more

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Im Bout a week late on my period..i have been vommiting for the padt two days..its been hard to eat and stand... i feel dehydrated. does this mean im?

Im Bout a week late on my period..i have been vommiting for the padt two days..its been hard to eat and stand... i feel dehydrated. does this mean im?

Need more info: These symptoms are suspicious foe a few things like pregnancy, GI illness, infection. Please consult with your OB/GYN or family physician NOW. ...Read more

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I'm a week late on my period but we used a condom,what are the changes I can be pregnant or just late. ?

I'm a week late on my period but we used a condom,what are the changes I can be pregnant or just late. ?

Hard to say: Depending on your technique, this can be a good form of BC. However, any form of BC has a failure rate, and testing over the next few days can answer your question. ...Read more

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I'm a week late on my period but we used a condom,what are the changes I can be pregnant or just late. ?

I'm a week late on my period but we used a condom,what are the changes I can be pregnant or just late. ?

Condoms 70% effectiv: I would recommend a home urine pregnancy test. If it is negative, wait another week then see your obgyn for a blood test. The blood will be positive before you miss your period. You should be on a prenatal vitamin just in case.. ...Read more

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