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Why is my period a few days late?

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

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 possible to have a period a few days after conception? My period is late now, but usually is.

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

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My period 34 days late

My period 34 days late

Late Period.: Hello Jeremy, If you within child bearing age and are sexually active, you could be pregnant. I recommend you see your OB/GYN for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, my period is 18 days late, ?

Late menses: Take a pregnancy test. Otherwise, see a doctor for testing to determine why your menses are late. The answer will depend on many considerations. ...Read more

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My period is 8 days late why is that?

Could be pregnant: One of the most common reasons for a late period is pregnancy. You should consider taking an at-home pregnancy test or seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi my period is 8 days late and i have absolutely no vaginaldischarge at all?

Hi my period is 8 days late and i have absolutely no vaginaldischarge at all?

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

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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

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

Variable: We cannot predict the future, and sometimes periods can become irregular and unpredictable. Talk to you doctor. Taking birth control pills is one way to regularize your periods. ...Read more

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Im 21 days late for my period? Why?

Im 21 days late for my period? Why?

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

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My period is 6 days late?

My period is 6 days late?

Take a test: Anytime your period is late, and if you are having sex, you have to consider pregnancy as a possibility. Take a home pregnancy test, if you were pregnant it would likely be positive by now. ...Read more

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My period is 2 days late?

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My period is 2 days late?

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

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My period is 33 days late?

My period is 33 days late?

Check preg test: If you had sex without condoms or birth control and now you are late for your period then it is time to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period is seven days late ?

My period is seven days late 
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Pregnancy test: There are many factors that can affect your period. I recommend that you first take a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. Afterwards please see your doctor for a thorough check up. ...Read more

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My period came 10 days late why?

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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Why is my period seven days late?

Why is my period seven days late?

Are you pregnant? : It only takes about 7 to 10 days for a pregnancy test to show up. If your test is positive then you are pregnant. If not and your irregular periods continue then you will need to schedule a visit for irregular periods. ...Read more

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I five days late 4 my period wat shell ido?

I five days late 4 my period wat shell ido?

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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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