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Forum Name: Female Sexual Disorders

Question: am i pregnant?

 cheyenne - Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:46 am

im 6 days late but ive was steralized 5 years ago(clips)could i be pregnant?
 Carolyn Merritt, LPN - Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:38 pm

User avatar Hi Cheyenne:
There is always the rare chance that a clip came off and pregnancy resulted. However, it is common for women to have late periods and/or miss a period all together. Even women who are regular can have an occasional late period due to stress, excessive exercise or illness. You can take an over-the-counter pregnancy test now as early as one week past the date you were due for your period to start. However, rather than spend the money, I suggest you wait another week and see if you start your period.

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