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A 42-year-old female asked:

spouse had an ectopic prgncy before. period 3 days overdue. has sharp pain in left pelvis & lower back like cramps. hpt is -ve what can be the cause?

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Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Pain: An ovarian cyst can delay a period. And it can also cause pain, or pain with intercourse, bloating, or pressure. If a cyst ruptures or twists on itself, you can have severe, crippling pain that sends you to the emergency room. Left sided pain can also be related to the colon or the urinary tract. But an ectopic pregnancy would have a positive pregnancy test. Get checked by GYN if pain persists.
Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
False HCG : If HCG is negative likely period pain. Problem is some home HCG test may provide false negative result. Nonetheless see your obgyn. To determine if HCG is true negative

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