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A 29-year-old female asked:

okay i had my period six weeks ago, and three weeks after that i spotted for two days, and it wasn't period blood, i also had slight cramps with it, and i still have not started my period, could someone tell me what this could mean?

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Dr. Foti Chronopoulos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Tests Will Answer: A couple (or even one) test can give you an answer. It could be pregnancy, a thyroid disorder, or more likely a miscommunication between your ovaries and your pituitary gland. Simple testing can get the answer and find you a fix. Don't worry- just make an appointment.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test at home. Anyone having sex is at risk for pregnancy. A home pregnancy test is cheap and reliable. If positive then this explains your symptoms. If negative then schedule a routine visit to discuss more effective birth control and irregular periods.

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