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A missed period means you miss a month in your cycle, so it's pretty easy to tell. A late period means that it comes later in your cycle than usual, depending on how regular you usually are. For example, if you ALWAYS start on a certain day like clockwork, it can be considered late even if only by two days. A late period is nothing to worry about unless it is also unusually short or spotty. If you are usually regular and you have been having unprotected sex a missed period can be one day. With my second pregnancy (18 years ago) I had a positive pregnancy test on the day my period was due. 3 years earlier I had to wait 2 weeks after my missed period before the test came up positive. Then a scan gave me a date 10 days after my EDD by LMP, so I guess I ovulated late that month.

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