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A 30-year-old female asked:

2 weeks late for period, have pcos, 2 prior miscarriages 2y ago. spotting and light bleeding - no need for pad or tampon. im 30y/o. tender breasts, uterine cramps, spotting when wiping (stringy dark brown). what could it be?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some thoughts...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A visit to one’s Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome.

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