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Why Is My Period A Few Days Late
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
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
I started my period a few days late I am bleeding very heavy, the pain is causing me to vomit, cry, and curl up in the fetal position. What do I do?
I got my period a few days late, and my period appeared to be normal. I am not on birth control. However, my lower abdomen feels hard/tight. Advice?
Is it possible to have a period a few days after conception? My period is late now, but usually is.
Not possible, but...: If a woman has a regular normal period after sex, then she is not pregnant. If she cannot be certain that her bleeding was a normal period, then she could possibly be pregnant. A urine pregnancy test (available in stores everywhere) done 3 weeks after the last time she had sex will give the answer. Be sure to read the instructions and do the test correctly. ...Read more
Had sex a month ago no condom but he pulled out and Had my period a few days later now a month later I'm four days late no symptoms ...pregnant?
Spotting: 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
Don't know: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
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
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
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