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My period is 8 days late why is that?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If you are sexually active, a very common reason is that you could be pregnant.
Checking a home pregnancy test usually will answer that question for you. If it is negative, or you are not sexually active, it could be that you did not ovulate, or release an egg, from your ovaries in the past month. If you are on birth control, it could be a normal side-effect.

In brief: Depends

If you are sexually active, a very common reason is that you could be pregnant.
Checking a home pregnancy test usually will answer that question for you. If it is negative, or you are not sexually active, it could be that you did not ovulate, or release an egg, from your ovaries in the past month. If you are on birth control, it could be a normal side-effect.
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