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Why Is My Period 21 Days Late
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
Chance of pregnancy?: 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
Pregnant?: Without knowing your age, menstrual and sexual history it's not possible to give specific advice. If pregnancy is possible do a pregnancy test and if negative repeat the test in 6 days if your period hasn't come. If still (-) get a blood test for pregnancy. Sometimes periods are delayed a week due to fluctuations in hormone levels. Skipped Period? Go here for causes: http://bit.ly/1Cg4Eio ...Read more
My period 3 days late but came on time nov 21 an dec 21 and now jan 21 and it didn't show up i want to know what could be wrong?
It's now the 25th: If still not here check a pregnancy test if applicable. If on the pill not unusual, not everyone is perfectly monthly timed but if getting irregular may have pcos, polycystic ovarian syndrome, look it up. These are the main issues, there could be others but you sound concerned, as if you could get pregnant. If so why suffer? Get on the pill and use it regularly. Save yourself the stress. ...Read more
My period s 31 length but was 4days late last month and only lasted 3 days. When im getting my period this month? I suppose to get it today but haven't
If my period was 6 days late last month with it be six days late this month. In December it was due the 15 but came on the 21. My cycle is normally28d?
28 days: If your cycle is typically 28 days then count 28 days from the first day of your last period to try and predict the next cycle. If you had an irregular cycle last month then it is hard to predict what will happen next. If you want better cycle control then consider starting birth control. ...Read more
Are your TTC?: If your period is late & you've engaged in unprotected sex, then take a home pregnancy test - they're extremely accurate when you're late. If it's positive, go see your doc. If it's negative & you're not TTC, then go see your doc for contraception (check out www.plannedparenthood.org for options). If it's negative but you're TTC, go see your doc to be sure you're healthy then start prenatal vitami ...Read more
Don't know reason.: 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
No harm,no foul: 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
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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