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A 22-year-old female asked:

I stopped taking my birth control pills 2 months ago to give my body a break. i got my period both months after that but this month i havent got my period. i took a pregnancy test yesterday and it came out negative. why is my period late?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Pregnant ?'s: Delayed periods can be caused by delayed ovulation due to stress (emotional, job or school related). If pregnancy is possible, obtain a serum HCG test to be certain about pregnancy, as the levels of pregnancy hormone may be low if the home test is done right at the time of your missed period.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: 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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A 23-year-old female asked:
Stopped birth control in Oct. Had period for that month. This month I'm 1week late. Home pregnancy test came back negative. What's going on, pls help?
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Last updated Sep 30, 2019

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