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I am six days late for my period, and i am peeing a lot.

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I am six days late for my period, and i am peeing a lot. Am i pregnant?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Rsposta4u replied 10 years ago.

Frequent urination can be associated with pregnancy, but it can also be caused by other medical conditions, unary tract infections and diabetics are just to name a few. It is important to see you doctor to verify your pregnancy and to be checked for other possible causes for the increased urination

If you are sexual active you have a chance of getting pregnant. A missed period can be an indication of pregnancy. There can be other reasons for a missed or late period. Illness, medication, stress, weight fluctuation, hormones, thyroid, infection, emotional upsets, dieting, excess exercise, are a few things that can cause a missed or late period.

Conception, can happen anytime depending on your cycle. Every female's cycle is different Most female's fertile days are days 8 thru 18 with day one being the first day of your period, while others can be 7 to 21 days.This is because a female's cycle is not completely predictable.

The females body, will go through a set cycle which starts with an egg being released from their ovary. This egg goes down the fallopian tube and into the uterus. This is where it can get fertilized by a sperm with the results being a pregnancy. When you have your period the egg and the uterine lining flushes away through the vagina if the egg was not fertilized. Eggs can easily be released at odd times, due to stress, hormones, illness, etc.

Sperm, can sit in the uterus and wait for up to 7 days waiting for the next egg.

Women usually ovulates around the middle of their cycle. If a female has a 28 day cycle, ovulation will occur somewhere around the 14 th day. The egg is normally able to be fertilized for 24 hours once released from the ovary The male sperm can live up to 7 days after ejaculation, but 3 or 4 days are normal. There is a definite chance pregnancy can occur 5 days before ovulation and 24 hours after ovulation. It is possible for some females to ovulate twice during their cycle.

You can use a home pregnancy test but sometimes these are not sensitive enough to detect an early pregnancy. Fourteen days after conception, most home pregnancy tests are 97% accurate if they are used correctly More information can be found by clicking here. The test at the doctors office is more accurate but an early pregnancy can be hard for any test to detect. Prenatal care is very important to the babies health. Taking prenatal vitamins and seeing you doctor right away if you find out that your are pregnant is very important.

A good way for a female to track her cycle is by charting her basal body temperature. Sites like http://www.fertilityfriend.com will help this be done. The results will give the best indication possible on ovulation. Click here for another site.

You will normally be most fertile the two or three days before your temperature rises.

The only 100% sure way to avoid pregnancy is abstinence.


For more information, please click the links just below:

http://health.yahoo.com/experts/pregnancy/1098/when-are-you-most-fertile

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/how-to-get-pregnant/PR00103

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptoms-of-pregnancy/PR00102

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