How to define a day of late

You will need
  • – pregnancy test;
  • – consultation of a gynecologist.

To determine the day of delay, you should know the duration of your menstrual cycle. It typically ranges between 21 and 32 days, with most women 27-28 days.


Count the duration of your menstrual cycle. To do this, count the number of days from the beginning of menstruation (the first day of the cycle) to the beginning of the next monthly This span will be your cycle. In healthy women of reproductive age usually the menstrual cycle is stable, if there are delays, they are insignificant (1-2 days). Cycle failure can be affected by various diseases altering a woman’s hormonal background, abrupt climate change, rapid weight loss, severe stress, hard physical labor, etc. In addition, menstrual cycle may not be stable in adolescent girls who have only recently started their monthly periods.$


If menstruation is to begin according to your female calendar, and it does not occur, then the first day of its supposed onset count the first day of delay. This may be a sign of fertilization of the egg cell with a sperm, i.e., the onset of pregnancy. Also, delayed menstruation can also signal some sort of problems in your body. Therefore, in case of a delay of more than 7 days, you should contact a gynecologist.


Pay attention to your own sensations. If, along with lack of menstruation, you became concerned with nausea in the morning, soreness and swelling of the mammary glands, increased fatigue, drowsiness, changes in appetite, frequent urination, vertigo — there is every reason to suspect pregnancy. And it is not necessary to have all the above signs of an interesting situation, often only one or two of them appear.


Buy a pharmacy pregnancy test if you have a delay. Now there are many different tests that determine pregnancy on the first day of absence of menstruation. Use it according to the instructions inside the package. And yet, whatever the test shows, contact a gynecologist for any of the additional examinations (blood test for HCV, ultrasound diagnostics).

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