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Delayed menstruation but negative in pregnancy test, what would be the reason?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Wait 1 week: Wait one week, then repeat the home pregnancy test again. If it's still negative, see your doctor.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Is this typical? : A delayed period is very common. My first question for patients is to find out if this is typical or not. If they normally have regular cycles and one is late then it's not a big deal and usually resolves itself over the next few months. If the patient typically has irregular periods than they should be evaluated to determine the cause.

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Last updated Feb 14, 2014

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