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A 27-year-old female asked:

Hi! i had my period on dec 12. i had spotting on day 15 and 28-29 of my cycle. i have long 43 day cycles. now it's 53days since last period. we used protection and the test is negativ as of today. what could cause missed/delayed period? please help!

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
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