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A 32-year-old female asked:

Spotting for last 9 days- didn't get period which was due last week. home preg test negative. have copper iud for 4yrs. very scared of cancer.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Not likely: Cancer is not likely cause of your symptoms, it is more likely to be due to hormonal imbalance. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex.
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