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    Period 6 days late, now bleeding
    ready4baby posted:
    My period has only been late once in my life, and I was pregnant but M/C. Now my period is 6 days late and I started bleeding this morning with some cramping. Is it possible that I could still be pregnant? I live overseas, so I do not have a regular OB here.
    David K Walmer, MD, PhD responded:
    Dear Ready4Baby,
    Vaginal bleeding by itself is a sign that can result from many different conditions so you need to do a little more investigation. A late menstrual period can be a sign of a problem with ovulation, a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, a normal pregnancy, etc. A pregnancy test is a great place to help you begin to narrow down the possibilities. If you are going to be overseas for very long, it may be worth your while to establish a relationship with an ob/gyn so that you have someone local to reach out to if you have a problem. Good luck!

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