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Delayed period, by 13 days, trying to get pregnant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 13 days late and my period is just starting. my periods are nit normally this wacky. If I'm late it's only by 2 days max! We are trying to get pregnant. Took 1 hpt and came back negative. Is there a possibility that I can be pregnant? I do have some common "early signs".
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   27
Doctor :   Do you any medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problems?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Delayed periods can occur due to multiple reasons - pregnancy, infection, high stress and so on are few common causes.
Doctor :   Occasionally such disturbances can occur once in a while without any obvious reasons.
Doctor :   Its hard to differentiate which among these are the cause, especially when you have an isolated event like this.
User :   Have had nothing stressful, no weight gain/loss. Have been feeling excellent about everything and have been regular up until now
User :   I understand that
Doctor :   However since you mentioned, that you have been trying for pregnancy, I suggest you to recheck hormones/urine pregnancy test after a week.
User :   Not using any birth control methods for over 1 year
Doctor :   Though the chances of pregnancy are very unlikely, it is better to confirm it by a repeat test after a week.
User :   Even though my period started?
Doctor :   If the flow is not very heavy and is a light one, then you can recheck the for pregnancy again.
Doctor :   If they are negative, then there is no reasons to panic,
Doctor :   such episodes normalize in your subsequent cycles.
User :   Should I go see my doc for blood work?
Doctor :   You will need gynec evaluation, if pregnancy test comes out negative, and if you continue to have irregular periods in your subsequent cycles too.
Doctor :   As I suggested, you will need evaluation, if your subsequent cycles are irregular too.
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Conditions such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts needs to be addressed if cycles are very irregular.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Thank you
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