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A 28-year-old female asked:

Miscarriage 31.08. last period 29.09. now 8 days late. no symptoms for pms or pregnancy. negative hcg blood work 3 days ago and hpt this morning. gyno says i ovulated ~ 11.10, period should come now. it's never been late. i worry something is wrong?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Unless an ovulation test was positive on "11.10", this may not have been true ovulation. If no menses occurs , obtain a serum HCG test to be certain about pregnancy, but emotional stress can delay ovulation and cause delays in menstruation. See your GYN physician for additional testing (ultrasound).
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
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. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
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