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42.5 years old. regular menses;24-25 day average. 6 days late. lwr back / abdomen cramps. breast tenderness. tests both negative. is it premenopause?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Late period: Could be anovulatory cycle or irregular ovulation, unlikely for pregnancy if the test was negative. This is not normal but it happens often and is generally not to worry. You can see a doctor anytime but it's also okay to wait up to 1 additional cycle to see if the period comes. Good wishes.
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