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How many days can menstruation be late?

By Anonymous October 1, 2015 - 8:54am
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How long can period be late?

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Hello Anonymous,

The menstrual cycle, which is counted from the first day of one period to the first day of the next, isn't the same for every woman. Menstrual flow might occur every 21 to 35 days and last two to seven days. For the first few years after menstruation begins, long cycles are common. However, menstrual cycles tend to shorten and become more regular as you age.

A delayed or missed period can be an early sign of pregnancy. If you have had unprotected intercourse since your last period, and are normally regular, test for pregnancy once your period is late by at least seven days.


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