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Period is 18 days late. Had a tubal 18 years ago at age 22. Now having bad pains accompanying late period and cramping. Suggestions?

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
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Period is 18 days late. Had a tubal 18 years ago at age 22. Now having bad pains accompanying late period and cramping. Suggestions?

Home pregnancy test.: If your home preg test is negative, then it could just be an abnormal cycle from not ovulating. This can happen from time to time, but if it becomes a persistent problem and you would like to regulate your periods, then contact your doctor. If your pregnancy test is positive, you need to be evaluated right away because of the risk of an ectopic pregnancy with a tubal ligation history. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

When you get pregnant, rising hormone levels prevent you from shedding the uterine lining at the time you'd expect to have your period. You can also miss your period if you're not pregnant. Other possible causes of amenorrhea include: weight gain or loss, hormonal problems, tension, stress, breastfeeding, and discontinuing birth control pills ...Read more


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3days late period.Some cramping but not prg bc had previous period normal.Can thinking too much about it delay it?

3days late period.Some cramping but not prg bc had previous period normal.Can thinking too much about it delay it?

Birth control : A cycle every 21-35 days is considered normal. Lots of patients use various hormonal birth control methods for cycle control. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can even eliminate it in some. For those that prefer to avoid hormones Lysteda is a new drug that works well. ...Read more

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Late period with cramping and brown spoting am I pregnant?

Late period with cramping and brown spoting am I pregnant?

Pregnant?: any missed period may indicate pregnancy and you should check a home pregnancy test if you are concerned. Cramping and spotting may be related to your missed period but may also be due to infections/inflammation of your uterus or other pelvic region organs. Best to see your primary MD or your gynecologist to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Late period light cramping light bleeding when i wipe what is this? Period or start of pregnancy.

Late period light cramping light bleeding when i wipe what is this? Period or start of pregnancy.

Check a test : It is not uncommon for someone to have an irregular period occasionally. This usually self corrects over the next few cycles. If you continue to be irregular or continue to have excessive bleeding schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss options for cycle control. Lots of birth control options can regulate your cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for: late period, occasional cramping, & extremely sore breasts? I'm on birth control & i've taken 2 hpt, they were negative.

What could be the reason for: late period, occasional cramping, & extremely sore breasts? I'm on birth control & i've taken 2 hpt, they were negative.

Birth Control!: Actually, you may have answered your own question. There are different types of hormonal birth control. Some have estrogen and progestin, others just progestin. Both are capable of altering a cycle and causing sore bresats as your body "adapts" to the medication. It is usually nothing to stress about. Keep with your bc plans, and use it as directed. A negative preg test is reassurring. ...Read more

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I have late period, nausea, cramping, sore breasts, negative pregnancy test, why?

I have late period, nausea, cramping, sore breasts, negative pregnancy test, why?

Anovulation: If you didn't ovulate on time or didn't ovulate at all this month, the hormone your body produces can cause all those symptoms. It doesn't mean you can't get pregnant this cycle either so you should repeat the test if your cycle doesn't come. If it lasts for a while, you should talk to your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Late period, cramping, spotted brown for 3 days then stopped. What's going on?

Late period, cramping, spotted brown for 3 days then stopped. What's going on?

Uncertain.: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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I have never had sex, I am 4 days late period, I have cramping and clear discharge. Can you please tell me what is wrong?

I have never had sex, I am 4 days late period, I have cramping and clear discharge. Can you please tell me what is wrong?

You can not be pregn: If you never had sex you can not be pregnant you have cramps and clear discharge, you should see your gynecologist to find out the cause and get it treated. ...Read more