When your period comes a few days late, it can be easy to jump to conclusions and start to panic.  So when should you start worrying about a missed period?

First, write down the dates of your last cycle as well as the date you were supposed to get your period. There’s a chance you miscounted and you’re actually not late, but if you are, it’s important to have accurate information about your missed period.

As for when you should be concerned, it’s mostly based on your own body. If your cycle fluctuates, and often comes a few days early or late, give yourself a few extra days to see if you start. If your period typically arrives right on time (to the day), then even a day or two late would be enough to consider the possibility that you might be pregnant.

Your next step is a pregnancy test.  At North Care Women’s Clinic we provide pregnancy tests free of charge. Our tests are accurate 10 days post conception, as early as the first day of your missed period.

At North Care Women’s Clinic, we have professional medical staff to answer your questions. All of our services are free of charge and no insurance card is needed. Call us at 215.855.2424 and let us be your next step in answering questions if you think you might be pregnant.