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A 19-year-old female asked:

my period is 9 days late , i had bad pain, cramps, breast tenders, etc. i took a test it came back negative. can it be early to tell if im pregnant?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Usually a pregnancy: test will be accurate by this point. Can always repeat in a week. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS).
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Not Pregnant: Your symptoms, besides the delayed period, represent a premenstrual state or a urinary tract infection. If you doubt the pregnancy test you should repeat it once more.

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Last updated Jun 28, 2017

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