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A 23-year-old female asked:

hi doc ...i'm late 3days late on my period and i just started some light spotting and cramping wondering if i should test or should i wait to see if i'm just having a late period? i never have late periods no longer than a day late or a day early so i'm a

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Dr. Michelle Jones singer
Gynecology 38 years experience
Wait: I suggest you wait at least until you are 7 days late before you take a pregnancy test. You probably are just having a late period
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Check: could you be pregnant? Better to be safe and check. Also visit your OB/GYN doc to double check everything. Good luck although I do not see complications.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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