October 17, 2018

If I’m 3-4 days late on my period

Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > If I’m 3-4 days late on my period

Patient: If I’m 3-4 days late on my period is there a chance I could pregnant?

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.If you are late by few days now, the best way to diagnose or confirm/rule out pregnanc y would be to perform a serum beta hCG test. If the hCG levels are more than 1 or raised then you are pregnant, else if less than 1, pregnancy is ruled out completely. The negative test indicates that the possible delay is likely due to stress-induced hormonal imbalance during the month which can delay the menses. So in such a situation, advise would be to wait upon the menses to return.I hope I have answered your query in detail.Wishing you good health.Regards

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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