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My period is 5 days late

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My period is 5 days late
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: OB GYN
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11/16/2015
OB GYN Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
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Hello,

the menstrual cycle is a very sensitive process and affected by many influences. So period easily can be delayed without a serious reason. I would suggest a pregnancy test, if the result is negative, you should await the further process.

Best regards,

Dr. N. Scheufele

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My period is normally right on track, however a few weeks ago I had strep throat really bad and I'm not sure if that's what threw it off
OB GYN Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
 replied 2 years ago

Yes, that´s a possible reason, infections can have an effect on the hormonal cycle.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
should I just wait it out or do I need to go to the dr. also, is it normal to miss a period
OB GYN Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
 replied 2 years ago

This can happen every now and then without a serious background. Investigation would be required if bleeding doesn´t start within another week.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I've had a lot of stress lately too...my husband just got laid off from his job...I'm really unsure as to what I should do...
OB GYN Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
 replied 2 years ago

Stress has an influence too. It´s no reason to worry for sure, just await the further progression.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
when would you suggest I go to the dr.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
 replied 2 years ago

This should be done if bleeding doesn´t appear during another week.

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
 replied 2 years ago

Hello,

if there are still open questions, I will be glad to answer them.Otherwise please don´t forget to honour my work with a kindly rating.

Thanks a lot, all the best for you,

Dr. N. Scheufele

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