Medical Questions > Pregnancy Forum > Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Forum

suppose to have started my period 2 days ago...

User Profile
I was suppose to have started my period 2 days ago but I haven't started yet. I have just started cycling again about 4 days ago and I am riding about 10 miles a day. I am also having light abdominal cramps. Is the sudden exercising causing my period to be late or am I pregnant?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied March 26th, 2012
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A33223
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Increase in stress levels, changes in diet & sleep habits, changes in exercise levels can affect hormonal pattern causing changes in periods. If you have been sexually active without protection (or if you are not on regular birth control measures), chances of pregnancy are possible. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.

Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
What happens during labor? What do contractions feel like? And how do I know that labor has begun? Read on to learn about birthing basics....
Signs of labor occur after 36 weeks of pregnancy. Learn about the difference between real and false contractions. Plus, we outline signs of delivery complicati...
Almost all women worry about the pain of childbirth. Preparing for childbirth includes thinking about how you'd like to cope with the pain of labor. Read on for...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.