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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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Why am i late on my period?

Why am i late on my period?

See your physician: There can be many reasons for missing your period. The most common reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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9day late for my period, am i pregnant?

9day late for my period, am i pregnant?

One possibility: 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 home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Uhoh. So why am i late for my period?

Uhoh. So why am i late for my period?

Pregnant? : Could be pregnancy, could be perimenopause.. Could something else. First step - take a home pregnancy test. If negative see you family doctor or gyn for evaluation of your status. ...Read more

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Am I just starting my period late again for a reason?

Am I just starting my period late again for a reason?

Yes/no: If you have not had sexual contact i'd say no problem.Your cycle needs a little time (a few months) to settle in. ...Read more

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Ive missed my period for months now and i never skipped i am not pregnant i just missed my period can somebody help me please.

Ive missed my period for months now and i never skipped i am not pregnant i just missed my period can somebody help me please.

Complicated: could be premature ovarian failure, pituitary-hypothalamic disorder, anovulation, asherman's syndrome, there are blood tests, possible x-ray studies and medical consultation that are appropriate. see your doc and get an answer ...Read more

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I am 5 days late for my period. does that mean i am pregnant?

I am 5 days late for my period. does that mean i am pregnant?

Maybe.: The number one cause of missed periods in women of reproductive age, not on birth control is pregnancy. There are other reasons, but check a home pregnancy test and follow the instructions carefully. Make sure the box date does not show that it has expired. ...Read more

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Why am i spotting before my period?

Why am i spotting before my period?

Spotting: Spotting may indicate that your blood Progesterone isn't high enough to support the uterine lining. If your trying to conceive i suggest an endometrial bx and blood Progesterone 1 week prior to period. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant I am ten days late for my period?

Could I be pregnant I am ten days late for my period?

Yes: Sometimes a period will come later than expected, and you are not pregnant. Do a pregnancy test to see if you are. ...Read more

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Why am I spotting and my period left already?

Why am I spotting and my period left already?

Several reasons: Can be a myriad of reasons for intermenstrual spotting including infection, birth control pill side effects, ovulation problems, recent intercourse, hormone imbalance etc including early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why haven't I had my period for three months and im not pregnant?

Why haven't I had my period for three months and im not pregnant?

You're not ovulating: There are many reasons to not ovulate. Obesity, too much exercise, being underweight, thyroid conditions, polycystic ovarian syndrome. After three months of no period you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I missed my period for almost three months now. Im a virgin, why haven't i started?

There are multiple options for cycle control in patients with irregular periods.: Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, NuvaRing and the orthoevera patch and cyclic Progesterone treatments help to normalize and regulate menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Hi I am 23 years old and I missed my period last month . I know for sure that it's not pregnancy and I am quite concerned why I missed it, my lifesty?

Hi I  am 23 years old and I missed my period last month . I know for sure that it's not pregnancy and I am quite concerned why I missed it, my lifesty?

Missed period: From a gynecologists standpoint, every woman is considered to be pregnant until proven otherwise. Having said that women do miss periods because of their "life style", e.g., starting shift work, or traveling across time zones. So I would not be worried at this time. If your cycles continue to be irregular, you may want to see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I missed my period for three month. I don't know y. And am not pregnant?

I missed my period for three month. I don't know y. And am not pregnant?

Hormones?: Please see your doctor. He/she may send you to an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in hormone imbalances. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why am i spotting after my period ended?

Why am i spotting after my period ended?

See you MD: There are many different reasons for having spotting after a period. Your md will ask about your history. Age , medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...Read more

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Why am i getting my period two weeks early?

Why am i getting my period two weeks early?

Don't know reason: For bleeding/ early period. Reasons for early periods or bleeding can include: intensive exercising, anxiety, stress, fatigue, poor nutrition, anovulation, rapid loss or gain of weight, imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone, use of emergency contraceptives, endometriosis. Etc. ...Read more

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Uhoh. So why am i late for my period?

Pregnant? : Could be pregnancy, could be perimenopause.. Could something else. First step - take a home pregnancy test. If negative see you family doctor or gyn for evaluation of your status. ...Read more

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Why am i late on my period?

See your physician: There can be many reasons for missing your period. The most common reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why am i 3 days late for my period when i take birth control? What does this mean?

Why am i 3 days late for my period when i take birth control? What does this mean?

Pill regulates cycle: The pill creates its own chemical environment- and is the dominant factor regulating your menses, while taking it. If your pill is one that has an extended cycle - like a 24 or 26 day pack, then you may experience a slight delay in the onset of your cycle, when compared to your natural menstrual pattern. Generally these extended pill packs offer a shorter and lighter flow. Good luck. ...Read more

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I never had sex in my life and im a month late on my period what's wrong with me ? I never had sex in my life so i don't know what's wrong with me why am i a month late in getting my period ?

I never had sex in my life and im a month late on my period what's wrong with me ? I never had sex in my life so i don't know what's wrong with me why am i a month late in getting my period ?

Missing : Missing your period, otherwise known as amenorrhea is a common issue with many women at any given point in time. This can happen to anyone regardless if they have had sex or not. Since you have had regular periods in the past, what you are experiencing is secondary amenorrhea. Common causes of secondary amenorrhea other than pregnancy, would be fluctuation in weight, either increase or decrease, stress and/or anxiety, hormonal changes due to birh control pills or injections, certain medications such as antidepressants, strenuous exercise like prolonged running, and more worrisome would be a problem with your thyroid gland. If your period does not resume in the next two months you should schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or gynecology for a complete work up. ...Read more

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My period is 7days late.What are the causes of late period?

Variable: A delayed period is usually related to hormone levels. Obviously, a common reason pregnancy. Hormone producing ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, thyroid dysfunction, stress, missed ovulation and various other issues may delay menses. This is usually not an issue if late menstrual period onset is a single event. ...Read more

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I missed my period but i'm a virgin. Reasons for 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 (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I have a late period if my period lasted longer than usual last month?

Can I have a late period if my period lasted longer than usual last month?

Not related: You could have a "late " period but it would not be related to the length of your last period. Your period should start 14 days after ovulation - most women ovulate about 14 to 16 days after the period starts. The length of the period would not affect when you ovulate, hence would not affect when your next period would start. ...Read more

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One day late for my period afraid to test? Does every woman have a late period about once a year?

One day late for my period afraid to test?  Does every woman have a late period about once a year?

Many do: It's common and normal to have a variation in menstrual cyclicity. One day late is meaningless. If you're more than 4 days late, consider the pregnancy test. It's always better to know. ...Read more

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I had a late period, and then my period was only an hour long. Could I be pregnant?

I had a late period, and then my period was only an hour long. Could I be pregnant?

Possible: If you are sexually active and especially if you are not using a highly effective form of birth control, then you could be pregnant. It's possible when pregnant to have bleeding that can be mistaken for a period. A home pregnancy test is a good way to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible that pure vodka could have made my period go away? I have never had a late period until after the alcohol.

Is it possible that pure vodka could have made my period go away? I have never had a late period until after the alcohol.

Menstrual cycle: Stress -physical, emotional or both- can disrupt the menstrual cycle. A missed period could indicate pregnancy, so best to do a pregnancy test if you have had sex. Occasional alcohol use should not cause a missed period. ...Read more

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My period is 14 days late, negative hpt, symptoms similar to pre period but they never come? What are other reasons for a late period?

My period is 14 days late, negative hpt, symptoms similar to pre period but they never come? What are other reasons for 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does having a late period result in late ovulation? My period came late but im not sure if that means I will ovulate late this time too.

Does having a late period result in late ovulation? My period came late but im not sure if that means I will ovulate late this time too.

14 days before: An easy way to remember ovulation is that it occurs 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days between periods then you can calculate an approximate ovulation date. If your cycles are irregular than predicting ovulation is almost impossible. ...Read more

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Last month my period was only 2 days long this month it is 2 days late I've never had a late period i track it every month. Usually lasts 5 days.?

Last month my period was only 2 days long this month it is 2 days late I've never had a late period i track it every month. Usually lasts 5 days.?

Take the 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 problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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My last period was on the 2nd week of december and on january i didn't get my period but after 2 weeks of late period i started to get brown discharge?

My last period was on the 2nd week of december and on january i didn't get my period but after 2 weeks of late period i started to get brown discharge?

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. ...Read more

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I had HPV shot, it made my period a week late. Now its been a week and my period is still on I've never had a late period and it normally lasts 3 days?

I had HPV shot, it made my period a week late. Now its been a week and my period is still on I've never had a late period and it normally lasts 3 days?

No relation: The hpv vaccine, (gardisil and cervarix), do not affect your period. You are having dysfunctional uterine bleeding for another reason. At your age, this is not typically anything bad. That being said, if your abnormal bleeding persists, call your gyn and make an appointment to be evaluated. Best of luck. ...Read more

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After 7 day late my period start today, late period is good sign for pregnancy or not?

After 7 day late my period start today, late period is good sign for pregnancy or not?

Not: If this is a regular period it means you are not pregnant. There are many reasons a period can be late besides pregnancy. Some women have a small amount of bleeding in early pregnancy (implantation bleeding) but if this is as much as your period it shows you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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