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i'm 42 days late for my menstrual cycle i took an hpt at 35 days and it was negative what should i do ?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get checked: There are many possible reasons for missing your period. Your doctor can help you figure out why this has happened to you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Any of the below fit: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. Your Dr. can assess

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