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A 31-year-old female asked:

My period was 4 days late then i had 2 days of light spotting no cramps. i am now 12 days late and been nauseous for the last week. at home pregnancy tests come out negative. would it be advisable to get a blood test or wait till second missed period?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
If a correctly done home pregnancy' test was at 12 days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. 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.
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